PFAN Call for Proposals: Project Development and Financing Initiative for Climate & Clean Energy in Asia

02-06-2017, Vienna, Austria

The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) is now accepting proposals for the Project Development and Financing Initiative for Climate & Clean Energy in Asia. 

The objective of this initiative is to provide promising climate and clean energy businesses with coaching support from experienced professionals, to develop and refine a financially, socially and environmentally viable business plan. This business plan will become an integral part of subsequent investor outreach. Upon the completion of the coaching phase, these projects will continue to receive assistance in terms of financial mobilization, follow-up support and deal-making facilitation. Some qualified mature projects will have the opportunity to present to potential investors at the Asia Forum for Climate & Clean Energy Financing in Singapore in 2018.

Practical Information


Any person or company actively operating a project in any of the countries listed under Schedule 1 in the Prospectus (PDF; p.24).

Focus of the Call for Proposals

The project / business must promote or use clean energy and climate-friendly technologies, products or services, including, but not limited to:

  • Biomass
  • Biogas
  • Biofuels
  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Hydropower
  • Tidal/Ocean
  • Energy Products from Forestry
  • Rural Electrification and Energy Access
  • Distributes and Off-grid Generation
  • Energy Storage and Conservation
  • Energy Efficiency and Demand Reduction
  • Waste to Energy
  • Emissions Reduction
  • Clean Transport

Submission of Applications and Supporting Material

All submissions are to be made online through PFAN’s Climate-Invest Management system. Applications sent via email are not eligible.
To initiate the submission process, applicants are required to access the Climate-Invest registration page as linked below, fill out the necessary information and activate their user account. The applicants can continue to create a new application in the system and submit at any time. However, an application can only be submitted once the registration has been completed by the PFAN team – this can take up to two working days. If you have any questions regarding application please application [at] (contact the team).
The call for proposals has closed, please keep an eye on this website for updates on future calls.
Please note the project proposal document to be uploaded should be in MS Word format, and should not exceed 20 pages including the cover page, contents, charts, and tables. Shorter documents are preferable to longer ones. Page setup, spacing, font size and type face are at your discretion but the document should be reader friendly. A maximum of 3 annexes may be used to provide additional information (e.g. the cash flow model in MS Excel format) provided that these do not exceed a further 10 pages of written information or the combined data volume limit. The total data volume of all files submitted to PFAN should not exceed 20 MB. Templates for the project proposal document can be downloaded here.
Participants selected to advance into the next round will be notified by Thursday 10th August 2017. Immediately following this notification, organizers will work with the selected participants to arrange the agreed coaching support for the next stage of the Initiative.
Disclaimer: PFAN uses Climate-Invest, a grant management portal, to manage the PFAN project pipeline. However, PFAN does not provide any form of grant and offers technical assistance only.


Selected projects will be assigned a coach according to their needs and requirements. They will receive the following PFAN services:
  • One-on-one coaching up to an agreed time / monetary value as negotiated between the PFAN management team and the nominated coaches.
  • Coaching will be provided by industry experts, consultants, advisors, as well as other members of the PFAN Network.The nominated coaches have extensive experience in providing advisory services to clean energy businesses across the globe.
  • Coaching input will be provided by e-mail and telephone exchange between the parties.

For more information, please see the Prospectus for the Project Development and Financing Initiative for Climate and Clean Energy in Asia (PDF).

We look forward to receiving your submission!


PFAN is hosted by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in collaboration with the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP).