Currently, less than 5% of Uganda has access to clean cooking. Modern, energy-efficient cooking can have significant health, economic, gender, and quality of life benefits for people and communities. CLASP is working to help higher-tier cookstove companies in Uganda scale the sales of affordable, cleaner and modern cooking equipment through the Higher Tier Cooking Component (HTCC) Results Based Financing (RBF)
Strengthening supply for small and medium-sized enterprises
The program aims to strengthen the supply side of the clean cooking sector by supporting small and medium-sized enterprises with access to finance for upscaling, innovation and increasing affordability of higher-tier cookstoves in Uganda. The program works by supporting small and medium-sized enterprises to improve their business operations and access to finance.
Eligible companies include manufacturers and distributors of e-cooking (electric pressure cookers and electric induction stoves) and higher tier (3-5) biomass stoves.
“In a market-based approach, results-based finance has proven to be a useful tool for de-risking companies and rewarding actions that go beyond business as usual. This is essential to move higher-tier clean cooking at a pace needed to reach global SDG-targets by 2030.” said Marnix (C.A.) van Holland, Advisor at Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).
How to take part
Interested companies should send in their applications by the end of the day on 1 February 2024. Please check out these resources to learn more about the program, including eligibility requirements of the procurement subsidy auction window and how to submit a subsidy request. For any other questions, please get in touch with email@example.com.
Watch a recording of our recent informational session on the program to learn more about the opportunity and company eligibility.
The HTCC Uganda RBF is administered by CLASP in partnership with GIZ Uganda with support from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO). Eligible companies can also apply for business development support training and mentorship implemented through the Energy Enterprise Coach (EEC) program which is administered by NIRAS. The procurement subsidies and the business development support are intended to help companies expand their reach and cater to a broader market, helping to deliver essential energy-efficient cooking products to more consumers in Uganda.
“Uganda is poised to be a leader in the Clean Cooking sector,” commented Sam Grant, Senior Director of Clean Energy Access at CLASP. “The HTCC program will play a vital role in supporting local businesses to ramp up their e-Cooking cooking equipment sales.”
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