Deadline: 16 August 2017
Does your business or not-for-profit organization use solar energy or solar technology to improve the lives of poor communities, especially for women and girls? Is it eco-inclusive, delivering environmental and social benefits? Does it involve and meet the needs of local communities? Does it involve and meet the needs of local communities? If Yes, then Apply Now for the Hogan Lovells Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017!
Applications are open for the “Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017” to recognize and support outstanding eco-inclusive businesses and not-for-profit organizations in developing countries that use solar energy or technologies to benefit lives in poor communities.
Sponsored and supported by international law firm Hogan Lovells, there are ten Awards available to the successful winners. Judges will be looking for businesses which are locally-led and significantly help the lives of women and girls, particularly those which focus on gender equality or female empowerment. The Awards are implemented by adelphi with outreach support managed by SEED and Barefoot College.
The ten winners of the Hogan Lovells Community Solar Innovation Awards will each receive a package of tailored support consisting of:
- Peer-to-Peer networking session: each winner will be invited to attend a peer-to-session to be held in South Africa, where they will be able to meet others facing similar challenges and learn from their experiences to grow their own business.
- Capacity Building: one-on-one support and mentorship providing each winner with individual assistance with their business and financial plans.
- Legal Advice: law firm Hogan Lovells will provide up to USD30,000-worth of legal advice for each winner
- Profiling: a high-level awards ceremony in South Africa, as well as additional marketing and promotional activities by SEED, Barefoot, and Hogan Lovells.
- Replication Support: Each winner will receive support from SEED to replicate their business model in other regions around the world.
- Financing: Hogan Lovells will provide USD10,000 to one overall winner to cover the organization’s most pressing needs. The details to be agreed in a support plan between the winner and the firm.
The Judges welcome business and not-for-profit entrants from developing nations around the world.
- Demonstrate entrepreneurship and innovation
- Application of solar technology in a productive way
- Have the intention and potential to become financially sustainable
- Be locally-driven or locally-led
- Deliver social, environmental and economic benefits
- Main activities and origin in non-OECD country and non-EU member state
- Entrants cannot be accepted who are sanctioned parties or from sanctioned countries prohibited by the laws of the United Kingdom, the United States, or other applicable jurisdictions.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
Africa: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Asia and the Pacific / West Asia: Afghanistan, American Samoa, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Niue, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian territories, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tokelau, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Yemen.
Europe (non-EU & non-OECD): Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, FYR Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine.
Latin America and the Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela.
For more information, please visit Hogan Lovells.