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 need financial and business support in order to meet its full potential? If the answer is “yes” to the above then APPLY NOW for the Hogan Lovells Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017.
Application Deadline: 23rd August 2017
Eligible Countries: Developing Countries
\About the Award: The UN Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals, were adopted in September 2015 by 193 countries to end extreme poverty, tackle inequality and injustice, and safeguard our planet. To achieve the 17 goals over the next 15 years, governments, the private sector and civil society must all play their part.
Recognizing that the opportunities for enterprises to impact sustainable development vary across industries, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals call for collaboration – Global Goal 17. The Community Solar Innovation Awards represent a visionary partnership across business sectors to lift people out of energy poverty and support community.
The Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017 recognizes and supports outstanding eco-inclusive businesses and not-for-profit organizations in developing countries that use solar energy or technologies to benefit lives in poor communities.
Eligibility: Submissions should come from eligible non-OECD or non-European Union member states.
Submissions which do not meet ALL of the eligibility criteria will be disqualified by the Judges.
Selection Criteria: 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.
Number of Awards: 10
Value of Award: The ten winners of the Hogan Lovells Community Solar Innovation Awards will each receive a package of tailored support consisting of:
Legal Advice: law firm Hogan Lovells will provide up to USD30,000-worth of legal advice for each winner*.
Timeline of Program:
- Stage 1: Submission of the application form – before 16 August 2017, 23:59 CET
- Stage 2: Selection of shortlisted applicants – end of September 2017
- Stage 3: Submission of Additional information – mid-October 2017
- Stage 4: Winner Selection – December 2017
- Stage 5: Award Ceremony – March 2018
How to Apply: There are two ways to apply for the Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017. Interested applicants should choose one, then apply.
It is necessary to read all of the eligibility requirements and application instructions before applying.
Award Providers: Hogan Lovells