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 focus on collaboration at policy level. National governments can request advice and knowledge via ETF. Our advisors will decide which tools within or outside the Netherlands Enterprise Agency best supports the proposal, plan or idea. The core focus is 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; that means 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:
- Utilising 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 reemphasising 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 keeps growing. This makes us more and more dependable on fossil fuels. Water and energy sources in the MENA region are getting worn out. The current energy system mainly depends on non-renewable energy sources. We need sustainable energy solutions.
Energy transition enables the region to switch to a more efficient, low-carbon energy mix. At this moment, plans and programmes from countries in the region do not include enough renewable energy sources. If the region were to use renewable energy at a large scale, it may well take advantage of big savings and other socio-economic benefits.
ETF projects overview
On AidData you will find all ETF projects. The website offers an overview of all development cooperation projects that we carry out. You can filter on location, sector, programme, and so on.