CBN Call for Proposals Covid-19:

“Economic Recovery Through Infrastructure Service Delivery”




The African Union Development Agency, AUDA-NEPAD collaborated with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) with funding from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) launched the Continental Business Network (CBN) Call for Proposals Covid-19: “Economic Recovery Through Infrastructure Service Delivery” in December 2020. The CBN is a public-private platform to facilitate access to private sector financing for regional infrastructure projects. The network provides an exclusive Infrastructure Investment advisory platform for collaboration with African Leaders.


The CBN Call for proposal’s applications closed on the 31st of January 2021. Over 60 applications were received.  And after assessing all project applications, four African SMEs projects were selected and eligible to receive support from AUDA-NEPAD.


The CBN Call for Proposals Covid-19: Economic Recovery Through Infrastructure Service Delivery is supported by GIZ, implementing on behalf of BMZ as part of an ongoing and strategic partnership between AUDA-NEPAD and the Federal Republic of Germany.



Cool Lion

Cool Lion provides sustainable, cold chain solutions through the fabrication and sale of affordable, solar-powered refrigerator containers for social impact. The main target markets are fishing and horticultural goods sellers. To service these markets, Cool Lion offers a range of different technical configurations for their containers according to the needs of the individual customers.


Tripesa digitalizes and automates the tourism and hospitality business value chain in Africa by designing Payments Business Process Management systems. The systems are tailored designed to suit the sector that will enable SME growth. Tripesa offers digitalized solutions such as website development for online stores to help users distribute and sell their tourism experiences and products.

Water Compass

Water Compass uses renewable energy, technology, and efficient management to provide reliable and affordable access to clean water for rural communities in Uganda. This is achieved by building, operating, and maintaining solar powered water supply systems with the communities.

Aquaethanol Technologies

Aquaethanol Technology develops clean and affordable cooking fuel solutions by harnessing the invasive water hyacinth weed found in the Winam Gulf of Lake Victoria in Kenya. Aquaethanol Technologies produces bioethanol and biobriquettes, targeting primarily the residential sector but also other commercial customers e.g. hotels and caterers in the region.
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