The Seed Capital Assistance Facility (SCAF) embraces a culture that values and encourages knowledge sharing through active listening, clear communication, collaboration, documentation and feedback. This includes providing resources to help share expertise beyond the SCAF ecosystem and thus helping to improve overall awareness, dissemination of knowledge and sector performance.
At the very forefront of latest developments in renewable energy frontier markets in Africa and Asia, SCAF channels insights, expertise, experiences and lessons learned directly from project developers, fund managers and investors.
The SCAF team is increasing its effort to capture tacit and explicit knowledge sitting within the programme. SCAF will be publishing short “knowledge” pieces on specific topics such as sector barriers, funding gaps or real and perceived risks in relation to clean energy project development in developing countries of Africa and Asia. Additionally, it is envisaged to record interviews with stakeholders from the SCAF universe to make relevant on the ground experience available to the public.
The first of this series lays the foundation of the environment SCAF operates in, focusing on challenges faced in difficult markets and geographies in the context of renewable energy investments. Reflecting on SCAF’s mandate, this paper puts forward the idea that capital does not attract pipelines, but that pipelines attract capital.
What would you be interested in to learn about SCAF’s work or the work of our partners? Which subsectors and geographies are most relevant for your work and should therefore be covered? Are there certain areas during the development process that the knowledge series should address?
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