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A cutting-edge, new business development support facility for renewable energy enterprises aspiring to scale operations in Africa and Asia


Energy Enterprise Coach

Renewable energy SMEs are the engine for the growth of clean energy sector. Business Development Services (BDS) plays a critical role in strengthening and enabling these SMEs to reach their full potential. The Energy Enterprise Coach (EEC) is a flagship initiative that offers the best skills, services and expertise in business development services to support professionalisation of SMEs working in the clean energy sector in Africa and Asia (see target EEC countries here), to foster their growth and development. Conceptualised and funded by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and the Energising Development (EnDev) partnership, EEC’s core aim is to provide an inclusive, solution- oriented approach to support a number of renewable energy enterprises (encompassing at least 25% women-owned) in order to accelerate their growth trajectory towards investment readiness.

More About EEC

EEC Target in Numbers



800 E-learning participants (>200 women) receive e-learning business development training certificates


Cohort trainings

500 participants in cohort trainings (>125 women) are trained through 75 cohort based trainings


Individual mentoring

80 individual mentoring programmes, 80 entrepreneurs (>15 women) mentored by experienced mentors

Call for Applications

EEC is delighted to launch its calls for applications for provision of business development support to renewable energy enterprises operating in various countries. The application window opens for about 2 weeks and we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.


Some EEC programme participants

Daniel Wanyoike Mungai, HomeBiogas Ventures Kenya Ltd, Kenya

The EEC Masterclass provided a knowledge sharing platform for entrepreneurs and business coaches to reflect and discuss the critical elements for start ups to scale up

Francis Mbewe, Kukula Solar, Zambia

The masterclass organized by EEC was the greatest opportunity for me as I lead Kukula Solar towards scale. The training delivered on financial modeling, pitching and business plan were easy to understand and practical. Thanks to EEC team for the investment in me

Ahissou Sedo Prudence, Feu Vert Benin, Benin

The masterclass was an opportunity for mixing, learning and sharing living experiences for me. Apart from the basic notions, I learned how to minimize the risks in terms of decision thanks to the decision matrix. I also learned how to formulate adequate value propositions starting from targeting and customer segmentation.

SmartME is a secure cloud-based fund management and programme monitoring, evaluation, learning & communication system. Click on the link below to access the EEC application.