Uganda National Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Alliance

Zembo: Investment Opportunity in E-Mobility

The Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), InfraCo, DOB Equity and Mobility 54 Investment SAS are backing e-mobility startup Zembo by committing $3,4 million. This investment will go a long way toward growing the company’s electric motorcycle business in Kampala, Uganda.

Zembo provides affordable electric motorcycles and battery-as-a-service for motorcycle taxi drivers in Africa, recharging them at solar battery swap stations. Zembo enables drivers to buy electric motorcycle taxis (boda bodas) or to pay for them on a lease-to-own basis. The investment will enable the company to grow the number of electric motorcycles on the road by approximately 2,000 and will support development of an additional 60 Zembo charging and battery swapping stations across the city.

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TRAIN-THE-TRAINER

  • 5-day seminar
  • In-depth trainings on technical, financial and didactic topics
  • Group work, discussions, as well as computer-based and interactive exercises

Target group:

  • Trainer with previous experiences in access to finance education, banking, clean energy or climate finance
  • Professionals who wish to enhance their financial evaluation and didactical skills in order to become a trainer in the field of green energy/climate finance

After the TtT-Seminar, participating trainers are:

  • Provided with a starter kit of slides, exercises and additional tools for trainers
  • Equipped with hard facts and soft skills to develop their individual training
  • Capacitated to undertake courses autonomously

12-WEEK ONLINE TRAINING

Topics addressed include:

  • Political and legal frameworks of the energy market in Uganda
  • Characteristics of decentralised RE markets in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Technologies for small- and medium-scale renewable energy applications
  • Business models for decentralised RE technologies
  • Business plan development
  • SME Finance and loan assessment cycle
  • Project Finance / RE and EE project evaluation
  • International climate finance options
  • Accessing the Green Climate Fund

Implemented through:

  • RE and EE case studies from Uganda, Senegal and other SSA-markets
  • Live expert-led webinars to discuss specific questions