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PFAN screens business plans, selects the most economically viable and environmentally beneficial projects, and provides multiple rounds of coaching and guidance before projects are presented to investors. PFAN is now working on more than 358 clean energy projects across Asia, Africa, Latin America and CIS & Central Asia. Globally, PFAN has raised over USD 1.2 billion of investment for 87 clean energy projects and contributed to the establishment of annual greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation of 2.6 million tonnes CO2 e p.a.

PFAN is constantly expanding its network base for specialist clean energy and financing consultants and advisors to scale up its activities. Consultant Members of Network can

– introduce projects for consideration for induction to the development pipeline;
– be contracted to provide financing advisory services to selected PFAN development pipeline and financing forum projects, helping them achieve financial closure;
– access the global network of investors and consultants;
– participate in PFAN events;

Membership of the network is free and open to all applicants (especially consultants based in regions and countries of PFAN operations) who can demonstrate a track record in raising finance for clean energy and climate change projects but is subject to a rigorous screening and vetting process. Please note that during the transition to UNIDO/REEEP hosting arrangement for the new PFAN, membership applications may be asked to wait until the transition is complete.

Please contact us for further details.

The upcoming Investor Forum events are as listed below:

Call for Proposals!
Call for Proposal: Project Development and Financing Initiative for Climate & Clean Energy in Asia


Applications must be received by 19th July 2017

– 6 p.m. CEST (Central European Summer Time)


The objective of the PFAN Project Development and Financing Initiative for Climate & Clean Energy in Asia is to provide coaching support from experienced professionals in developing and refining a financially, socially and environmentally viable business plan; an indispensable document that will be an integral part of subsequent investor outreach. Upon the completion of the coaching phase, these projects will obtain assistance in terms of financial mobilization, follow-up support and deal making facilitation. Some qualified mature projects will have the opportunity to present to potential investors at the Asia Forum for Climate & Clean Energy Financing in Singapore in 2018.


Any person or company actively operating their project in Asia region in countries listed under Schedule 1 attached to the Prospectus for the Project Development and Financing Initiative for Climate and Clean Energy in Asia.



Focus of Call for Proposal

The project / business must promote or use clean energy and climate technologies, products or services, including, but not limited to:


Clean Energy Proposals

Biomass Rural Electrification & Energy Access
Biogas Distributed & Off-grid Generation
Bio-fuels Energy Storage & Conservation
Solar Energy Efficiency and Demand Reduction
Wind Waste to Energy
Hydropower Emissions Reduction
Tidal / Ocean Clean Transport
Energy Products from Forestry



Submission of Applications and Supporting Material

All submissions are to be made online through PFAN’s Climate-Invest Management system. Applications sent via Email are not eligible.

To initiate the submission process, applicants are required to access the Climate-Invest registration page as linked below, fill out necessary information and activate their user account. The applicants can continue to create a new application in the system and submit at any time. However, an application can only be submitted once the registration has been completed through the PFAN team – this can take up to two working days. For additional questions regarding application please approach here.


Registration: https://climate-invest.fluxx.io/apply/pfan_registration


The submission of applications must be made by 6 p.m. (CEST – Central European Summer Time) on Wednesday 19th July 2017 from https://climate-invest.fluxx.io/.


Please note the project proposal document to be uploaded should be in MS Word format, and should not exceed 20 pages including the cover page, contents, charts, and tables. Shorter documents are preferable to longer ones. Page setup, spacing, font size and type face are at your discretion but the document should be reader friendly. A maximum of 3 annexes may be used to provide additional information (e.g. the cash flow model in MS Excel format) provided that these do not exceed a further 10 pages of written information or the combined data volume limit. The total data volume of all files submitted to PFAN should not exceed 20 MB. Templates for the project proposal document can be downloaded from here.


Participants selected to advance into the next round will be notified by Thursday 10th August 2017. Immediately following this notification, organizers will work with the selected participants to arrange the agreed coaching support for the next stage of the Initiative.


Disclaimer: PFAN is using Climate-Invest, a grant management portal to manage the PFAN project pipeline. However, PFAN does not provide any form of grant and offers technical assistance only.



Selected projects will have a coach assigned according to their needs and requirements. They will receive the following PFAN services:

One-on-one coaching up to an agreed time / monetary value as negotiated between the PFAN management team and the nominated coaches.

Coaching will be provided by industry experts, consultants, advisors, as well as other members of the PFAN Network.The nominated coaches have extensive experience in providing advisory services to clean energy businesses across the globe.

Coaching input will be provided by e-mail and telephone exchange between the parties.



For more information, please see the Prospectus for the Project Development and Financing Initiative for Climate and Clean Energy in Asia.





We look forward to your submission!









PFAN is hosted by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in collaboration with the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP).



[Related Documents]

Prospectus for the Project Development and Financing Initiative for Climate & Clean Energy in Asia

PFAN Guideline for Preparation of the Initial Project Proposal

PFAN Checklist for Preparation of Project Proposals & Business Plans

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)