What is it?

The KawiSafi Ventures Technical Assistance Facility (KSV TAF) is a 5-year program officially launched in April 2020. The KSV TAF has been seeded with US$ 5 million from the Green Climate Fund (GCF)and aims to address targeted market failures or externalities in the off-grid energy ecosystem. It is designed to provide both firm-level and sector-level support that falls outside the typical investment activities but which if implemented, would support positive impacts for communities in East Africa. Such support includes consumer protection, promoting gender inclusion and knowledge creation.

Target Priorities

Business categories Businesses in the clean energy sector that serve low-income populations.
Business phase Early to mid-stage businesses that have demonstrated proof of concept, with a strong management team and a demonstrable track record of execution and operational experience.
Countries of operation Kenya and Rwanda.
Focus areas
  1. Consumer protection to address risks that may arise in the event of insolvency, financial distress, operational issues or technological obsolescence of a business or its products and services.
  2. Gender-specific interventions to advance the participation and contribution of women in initiatives that promote access to modern energy. This will be achieved through training, awareness creation and supporting access to finance initiatives.
Project duration Less than 12 months
Grant sizes Flexible but typically between US$ 10,000 – US$ 300,000*
*Applications with matching funds have an added advantage


For general inquires , please contact our team at tafacility@KawiSafiVentures.com.