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French Development Agency (Agence Française de Développement - AFD)

Address: 5 Rue Roland Barthes, 75598 Paris Cedex 12, France


Region of Activities: Sub-Saharan Africa, Mediterranean and Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, French Overseas Territories

Type: Financial Institution

Founded: 1941

Main Goals - General activities - field of expertise

The French Development Agency (AFD) engages in financing and support of infrastructure projects, participation in sectoral dialogue / energy transition and capacity building in AFD intervention countries. AFD has 3 objectives in the field of energy: Financing and supporting renewable energies and energy efficiency; reducing the energy gap and improving access in rural and peri-urban areas; and securing and strengthening energy systems. Jointly with the GIZ, the French Ministry of Environment, Energy and Sea (MEEM) and the French Global Fund for Environment (FFEM), AFD launched the 'Program for Energy Efficiency in Buildings' during COP22. This program aims at contributing to the creation of a mechanism to support energy efficiency in buildings, by providing technical assistance to governmental bodies, ESCOs, banks and project sponsors and financing solutions tailored to EEB in African and Mediterranean countries, with the objective of supporting energy efficiency finance in general and national strategies in particular in this field.

Activity related to low GHG and energy consumption and resilient buildings

Energy/climate/buildings-related activities: Financing and supporting energy efficient building and infrastructure projects.