Agence Française de Développement

catalyzing investment in the mini-grid sector in Kenya

About GMG Facility

The Green Mini Grid Facility Kenya (GMG Facility) was initially conceived and funded by DFID, the programme provides grants and technical assistance for promoting private sector mini grid development in Kenya. The GMG Facility secured additional funding from the European Union – Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund in 2018.  The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) is the implementing partner of the facility. AFD has strong regional experience in managing programmes aimed at promoting renewable energy resources and energy efficiency, such as the SUNREF Programme. Innovation Energie Development (IED) is the managing entity and in partnership with I-DEV and Practical Action Consulting (PAC), responsible for the implementation of the Facility.
  • IED has in-depth and longstanding technical knowledge, programme development and extensive expertise in the field of green mini grids and access to energy.
  • I-DEV International is a management strategy & investment advisory firm focused on building competitive, viable businesses in emerging markets around the world. A team of experts will provide investment advice to support the development of the grant programme as well as provide investment advice specific to the needs of each private sector fund recipient.
  • PAC is the consulting arm of the international NGO Practical Action. PAC has over thirty years’ experience in the energy access sector in Kenya and other developing countries and brings into the consortium a focus on social and gender inclusion and community engagement.

GMG Facility Partners


In Association with

Ministry of Energy and Petroleum Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC)
Kenya Power and lighting Company Rural Electrification Authority

Contact Us


  • Physical Location: Block C, First Floor, Methodist Ministries Centre, Oloitoktok Road, off Gitanga Road
  • Telephone: +254 (0) 20 259 53 11 (to 16) - Ext 127

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