and investment facilitation to entrepreneurs developing climate adaptation
and clean energy projects in low- and middle-income countries.
PFAN in Numbers
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PFAN in Numbers
The Impact of PFAN
The PFAN Journey
Project developers and small to medium businesses looking to scale up are invited to submit proposals detailing their investment needs online at pfan.net
We assess the maturity, technical and economic viability as well as the climate change mitigation and adaptation potential of each application and select high potential projects and businesses for PFAN support.
We appoint an expert business and financial advisor from our network to provide targeted, unbiased one-on-one advice to help entrepreneurs refine their business plans and financial models. We work with them on the investment structure and preparation of the investor pitch to get them ready for investor introductions.
We introduce investment-ready projects to investors in a targeted manner based on the match between the project characteristics and the investor profile of local and international investors. Projects on the verge of investment-readiness can be selected for participation in a Climate & Clean Energy Investment Forum, where developers get the chance to pitch their business plans to a panel of seasoned financial experts and an investor audience.
This is late-stage technical assistance which a project developer can request when an interested investor has been found to remove the final barriers standing in the way of investment. This assistance can take the form of a legal opinion, technical review or engineering feasibility report, or to support due diligence and meeting of conditions precedent.
PFAN in 2019
Climate Change Adaptation
The finance gap for adaptation projects is even more severe than for mitigation-type projects (mostly renewable energy and energy efficiency), and supporting them has been recognised as a significant area for PFAN services — preparing projects to access sources of finance.
Gender Mainstreaming in PFAN
PFAN recognizes not only its responsibility, but also the opportunity to contribute towards theoverarching goal of gender equality and the empowerment of women within both its internal operations and market-facing activities. Therefore, PFAN developed a gender strategy which was operationalised as a gender action plan in 2019.
Click on PFAN logos to meet PFAN Regional Coordinators and some of our 120 advisors.
Meet PFAN Regional Coordinators and some of our 120 advisors.
Get advice for your project or scale up your business
The experts in our network can offer you free, personalised one-on-one coaching and targeted introductions to investors, providing a fast-track to investment. If you’re an entrepreneur developing a project or scaling up an existing business in clean energy or climate adaptation please contact us or visit www.pfan.net for information on eligibility criteria and the application process.
Join our global network of advisors
Are you a financial expert with a track record in raising finance for clean energy and climate change projects? Become a part of our global community as a advisor or country coordinator! We offer the chance to work with exciting, high-potential projects, reliable, timely payments and international visibility. Please contact us for more information.
Find projects for your investment portfolio
We have a pipeline of investment-ready climate and clean energy projects, coached and carefully vetted by experts and selected for economic viability, environmental sustainability and social impact. We also actively involve investors from our network in the vetting of our projects for instance by being involved as judge in our business plan competitions. Contact us to receive information on projects specially selected to match your interests and investor profile or to get actively involved in PFAN activities.
Become a PFAN Partner
PFAN works with partners to support our activities in a mutually beneficially partnership. Our partners help us organise targeted calls for proposals, cross-publicise activities and events, align with local policy and regulations and the business climate and expand our local footprint. In turn, we help to build their capacity, organise joint events and outreach and engage in cross-referrals. Contact us to collaborate in investment as well as non-investment-related activities.