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African Biodigester Component - ABC


Would you like to support the growth and sustainability of the commercial biogas sector in Sub-Saharan Africa? We are looking for organisations that are interested in an implementation role in the African Biodigester Component (ABC). Target countries for the programme are Burkina Faso, Kenya, Mali, Niger and Uganda.

What is ABC?

ABC is a 5-year programme, ending on 31 December 2025. It builds on the results of the Africa Biogas Partnership Programme (ABPP) in Kenya, Uganda and Burkina Faso. The programme helps develop and strengthen demand and supply to create sustainable biodigester markets.
In Kenya, Uganda and Burkina Faso, this will result in mature markets. These markets will continue to scale and provide energy access without public support. In Mali and Niger, ABC will help develop basic market foundations.

ABC contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

ABC Sustainable Development Goals

ABC contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals:

1. No poverty

2. Zero hunger

6. Clean water and sanitation

7. Affordable and clean energy

8. Decent work and economic growth

13. Climate action, and

15. Life on land.

ABC results

ABC aims to facilitate the construction and installation of 50,000 small-scale biodigesters by the end of 2025. This will result in energy access for at least 250,000 people. It will also reduce yearly CO2 equivalent emissions by over 180,000 tonnes.

To achieve its goals, ABC focuses on:

  • Improvement of the end-user business case by increasing the value of organic fertiliser. We do this in cooperation with existing agricultural programmes;
  • Increased access to finance for end-users and enterprises;
  • Increased focus on strengthening biogas enterprises and the biogas business case. We do this through business development services and result-based finance incentives;
  • Increased support for suppliers of prefabricated biogas technology. This helps suppliers enter markets and expand their activities.

For whom?

We are looking for:

  • 3 in-country lead implementers: 1 for Kenya, 1 for Uganda, and 1 for Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger;
  • An organisation to help farmers maximise the market value of their organic fertiliser;
  • An organisation to support the West and Central African Alliance for Biodigesters; and
  • An organisation for gender mainstreaming.


Organisations must have experience in the tasks relevant to each role. See our ABC roles and tasks page for a summary of the tasks.


If you are interested in one of the ABC roles, please send us an email by 10 May 2021. We will then send you extra information.

More information

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency carries out ABC on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ABC activities will be carried out in partnership with the Energising Development (EnDev) programme. ABC is part of Strengthening the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem for Clean Cooking Programme.

If you have any questions about ABC, please email us.

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