Opportunities


September 2017

Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award

Deadline: September 30, 2017

The 2018 award will focus on innovative solutions that offer affordable access to renewable energy for households in low-income communities. We are looking for business-minded approaches that tackle behavioural and/or other barriers to successful adoption of renewable energy in such communities and are able to cover households’ basic needs.

October 2017

Solar Incubator

Deadline: October 1, 2017

Phanes Group and Solarplaza are looking for PV projects in sub-Saharan Africa that come with a solid Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) concept aimed at making a positive impact for the local community. Shortlisted projects will be invited to present during the Unlocking Solar Capital Africa conference (25 & 26 October in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire).


MasterCard Foundation’s Fund for Rural Prosperity 2017 Competition: Improving the Lives of Poor People in Rural Africa

Deadline: October 5, 2017

The MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity (FRP) is seeking applications for its 2017 Competition to support innovative financial products, services or processes from organizations that will design, pilot and test new ideas, as well as those that aim to expand proven ideas into new geographies or a new customer segment in rural and agricultural areas.

November 2017

Ashden Awards 2018

Deadline: November 7, 2017

Some of the categorie Ashden will be awarding in 2018:

  • Finance and business innovation for delivering sustainable energy
  • Powering business
  • Energy access frontiers
  • Sustainable energy and health

Call for Proposals for Women-led Sustainable Energy Enterprises in West Africa

Deadline: November 20, 2017

The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), and the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) have launched a call for proposals for women-led sustainable energy enterprises in West-Africa. Women-led businesses employing clean energy solutions to facilitate women's economic empowerment in the ECOWAS countries and seeking investments of up to USD 50 million are invited to apply.


Energy Globe Awards 2018

Deadline: November 21, 2017

The Energy Globe Award is presented in the 6 categories. Each year, the international Energy Globe Awards for each of the 6 categories are presented in the course of an internationally televised ceremony by international celebrities. A 10,000 Euro cash prize is distributed among the 6 categories.

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