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Harnessing capacity building to improve leverage: AECF and REACT SSA Somaliland

Case study Sustainable Growth and State Fragility initiative

This case study explores the experience of the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) and their pioneering programme, REACT Somalia and Somaliland, which has supported mini-grid development in Somalia and Somaliland.

This case study will focus on AECF’s Renewable Energy and Climate Technologies Sub-Saharan Africa (REACT SSA) programme in Somalia and Somaliland, drawing primarily on the example of SolarLand Africa, which offers practical lessons for the use of blended finance in mini-grids.