The Energy and Environment Partnership Programme with the Mekong Region
The Call for Proposals (CfP) - now closed!
Clean Energy Promotion in the Mekong Region
The Energy and Environment Partnership Programme with the Mekong Region (EEP Mekong) has recently embarked on its second phase. The Programme is seeking high-quality applications for projects improving livelihoods and climate resilience in rural communities and semi-urban areas in the EEP Mekong countries through improved access and use of reliable, sustainable and affordable energy. EEP Mekong is funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. The EEP Mekong Regional Coordination Unit (RCU) is based in Vientiane – Lao PDR.
For the CfP, the focus is promising local private sector clean energy project opportunities that are close to commercial maturity but need a limited amount of ‘bridging’ finance to enable sustainable business growth.
CfP applications are sought in two stages:
- Concept Notes (submission of Concept Note is now closed), based on which successfully ranked applicants are invited to submit
- Full Project Proposals (current stage).
Concept note applications will be screened in terms of key criteria, including of the following types:
a) project or business idea
b) capability of the applicant
c) development impacts and climate change mitigations
d) Scale-up/replication potential and/or potential to mobilize future investment, and
e) financial leverage (co-financing share).
The evaluation criteria for Concept Notes and Full Project Proposals are shown in the CfP guidelines. It is considered as an advantage if projects aim at creation of local jobs and/or supporting female entrepreneurs and other vulnerable groups.*
• Announcement of the Concept Note application stage of CfP
20 July 2015
• Deadline for Concept Note submission - now closed.
30 September 2015, at 16:00hrs (Vientiane time) - via online application
• Invitation for submission of Full Project Proposal (only for selected Concept Notes)
• Deadline for submission of Full Project Proposals
30 December 2015
• Announcement of Full Project Proposal Evaluation Result
The maximum grant allocation for a selected CfP project can be up to €1,000,000 depending on the level of verifiable project co-financing brought in by the project.
To be eligible, projects should be implemented in one or more of the following partner countries: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.