The Energy Transition Facility (ETF) is a collaboration between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency as the executor. The programme aims to support countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region) with their transition to a more sustainable energy supply.
ETF projects are focused on collaboration at policy level. National governments can request advice and knowledge via ETF. Our advisors will decide on which tools within or outside the Netherlands Enterprise Agency best supports the proposal/plan/idea. The core focus: to improve and support the policy and stability of the energy transition in the MENA region.
• Governments and government partners in the countries concerned with the energy supply in their country, i.e. government-to-government cooperation.
• Dutch diplomats and local embassy staff based in MENA countries.
The Energy Transition Facility ETF is open for projects in the following countries:
• the Palestinian Territories
You can submit your proposal via the application form Application Form Energy Transition Facility (ETF).
ETF is looking forward to cooperate with governmental (government-to-government) partners in the MENA region pursuant to the following strategies:
• Utilizing the abundance of renewable energy resources;
• Enhancing future energy security through diversification of renewable energy resources;
• Adequately respond to rapid demographic growth and the rising need for economic development, and reemphasizing on the substantial role the energy transition could achieve in this regard;
• Meeting the requirements of national and regional development. ETF adds to this energy transition by providing technical assistance. The goal is to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG);
• Committing in particular to SDG 7 ensuring access to affordable, sustainable and modern energy for all, SDG 10 reduce inequality within and among countries and SDG 13 take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
• Contributing to resolving environmental issues associated with generating energy from fossil fuel, and other harmful practices;
• Encouraging innovation and promoting the role of youth and women in the field of energy transition;
• Building mutual trust, collaboration, open and constructive dialogue with the MENA region to promote political and socio-economic stability.
The world population continues to grow. Resulting in a bigger dependency on fossil fuels. However, the water and energy sources in the MENA region are gradually becoming depleted. This requires sustainable energy solutions.
The energy transition can play a major role in the economies of the region. The current energy system is mainly dependent on non-renewable energy sources. With the energy transition, the region can move to a more efficient, low-carbon energy mix.
Renewable energy sources are currently rarely included in the plans and programs of the various countries in the region. If the region starts to use renewable energy on a larger scale, this can lead to major savings and other socio-economic benefits.