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Call for Proposals 

EmPower Her call for proposals aims to advance women energy entrepreneurs in developing markets and help them close the financing gap for early-stage, ensuring that they can quickly replicate and eventually scale their efforts on the ground. 

Under this call for proposals, the Climate Investment Platform (CIP) will support proposals by (majority) women-led organizations or organizations whose primary focus is women’s empowerment. The projects should directly enhance the productivity of demand-side renewable energy users or provide a combination of value-addition and renewable energy generation in a single tool. 

Preferably, innovations should show a potential to increase productive capacity for economic niches that are predominantly occupied by women. 

Applicants from countries that are LDCs who fall within one of the 3 categories can apply:

  • Private sector developers 

  • NGOs 

  • Universities and research centers 

The best candidates will be able to submit projects proposals that: 

  • Demonstrable influence on increased productivity for women-owned businesses, women household entrepreneurs, or other employment transition and/or energy access for women 

  • Operate to be financially self-sustaining 

  • Have potential for scale-up and replicability 


Successful project proponents receive up to $40,000 (USD) to accelerate investment readiness preparation, including business planning, feasibility testing, and legal and technical requirements. In addition, the CIP will support subsequent investor outreach and actively seek engagement with financial partners from the public and private sectors, international financial institutions, and donors that could potentially supply project development funding. Download the brochure



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