The AECF is a leading development institution that supports businesses to innovate, create jobs and leverage investments to build resilience and sustainable incomes for rural and marginalised communities in Africa.

The AECF’s goal is to bridge the investment gap between early-stage enterprise and business maturity for entrepreneurs serving the poorest communities. We provide patient capital to new and innovative business models in the agribusiness and renewable energy sectors across Sub-Saharan Africa through various financing instruments. To supplement finance, we also offer advisory services, investment support, and knowledge and insights.

The AECF has successfully implemented programmes across 26 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, supporting over 400 enterprises in more than 40 value chains, that have created more than 30,000 jobs and impacted 28 million lives.

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Type of organisation

  • Development Organisation
  • Finance Institution
  • Non-profit Organisation

Rural electrification expertise

  • Capacity Building
  • Finance & Investment

Off-grid system used

  • Micro/Mini-grid
  • Stand-alone

RE-technology used

  • Bioenergy
  • Solar PV

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Angelous Kamande
Investment Manager