Webinar: Launch of the Gender and Energy Innovation Facility in Tanzania

Do you work in Tanzania? Do you have an innovative idea to address gender challenges in energy access and/or clean cooking?

Submit your Expression of Interest to participate in the newly launched Gender and Energy Innovation Facility. Successful candidates get to participate in an online-three-day-bootcamp to generate and refine ideas, have the chance to get EUR 25,000 in funding to run pilots for 3-9 months, and potentially an additional EUR 10,000 to scale up.

The Facility

Hivos, ENERGIA, Energising Development (EnDev) and Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) established The Gender and Energy Innovation Facility  with the objective to stimulate innovations at the gender and energy access nexus, including on clean and modern cooking. The Facility is especially looking for innovations on: 1) gender and energy entrepreneurship and employment, 2) gender and energy in the care economy, and 3) gender in energy policy and practice.

The selection process

Eligible applicants such as entrepreneurs, companies, social enterprises, microfinance institutions, NGOs, consultants, research centers, academy, and consortiums can submit an Expression of Interest. The Facility will then review your application. If you are chosen, you will receive an invitation for the bootcamp and further information. This bootcamp will most likely be held virtually, mid-January 2021.

Deadline for participation

Please submit your Expression of Interest by Monday, 21 December 2020 at 9:00 am EAT. You can submit your application by completing the online form (click here), by attaching your word application (click here) via email (geifacility@hivos.org), or by uploading an audio/video via WhatsApp (+31 6 2323 1007).

For any questions, please consult the Facility flyer, the Application Form, the Manual for Applicants, and the Thematic Areas, or send your questions to the Facility by email to: geifacility@hivos.org.


To launch the call for proposals for Tanzania, explain our way of Innovation, address questions and provide further clarifications, we will hold a webinar on December 2, 2020, from 10:30 – 12:00 EAT.

Join from PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device. Click here to join.