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Ashden International Awards in Sustainable Energy 2021 for Developing Countries

If your organisation is a champion of local, sustainable energy, then register your interest in applying a 2021 Ashden International Award by filling out the form (below). 

Application Deadline: 3rd March 2021 at 11.59pm GMT.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Developing countries

To be taken at (country): London, UK

About the Award: World’s leading green energy awards, seeks to reward innovative enterprises and programmes that deliver, or play a key part in enabling the delivery of sustainable energy systems and through this bring social, economic and environmental benefits.

In 2021, we’re uncovering and supporting the world’s next climate champions to help them grow faster and spread further. Are you one of them?

This year’s award categories include greener communities, energy access, green skills, natural climate solutions, sustainable cooling and more. Some categories focus on the UK, and others cover work in low- and middle-income countries. Businesses, public bodies and charities can all apply.

Type: Entrepreneurship, Contest

Who can apply for an Ashden International Award?

  • Businesses, NGOs, social enterprises and government organisations are all eligible.
  • The work must be delivered in at least one of the UN’s developing regions of Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Asia (excluding Japan) and Oceania (excluding Australia and New Zealand) and can be in rural or urban areas. High-income countries in these regions, as defined by the World Bank, are not eligible to apply

What happens if you win an Award As an Ashden Award winner? You will:

  • Be invited to London at Ashden’s expense to take part in the Awards Ceremony as well as other events during that week. Winning an Ashden Award is contingent on taking part in Awards Week activities.
  • Participate in media interviews that we may be able to arrange.
  • Agree with Ashden what you will spend the prize fund on and any business support you may receive.
  • Provide and update monitoring data about the progress of your work after one year, two years and three years

Number of Awardees: 10

Value of Contest: 

  • The winners will receive prize funds of £20,000 each
  • As well as this cash fund, winning an Ashden Award brings many other benefits, such as:
    • Local, national and international publicity, through the work of our specialist media team.
    • Support to grow or replicate your work: this can include professional mentoring, training and introductions to investment and other finance providers.
    • Opportunities to present your work to large and influential audiences at the Ashden Awards Ceremony, International Conference and other Ashden events.
    • Membership of the Ashden Alumni network of Ashden Award-winners, which facilitates opportunities to create productive partnerships and learning.
    • The acclaim of winning a prestigious Ashden Award. Our application and assessment process is known for being rigorous.

How to Apply: Apply here

Visit Contest Webpage for details

If your organisation is a champion of local, sustainable energy, then register your interest in applying a 2021 Ashden International Award by filling out the form (below). 

Application Deadline: 3rd March 2021 at 11.59pm GMT.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Developing countries

To be taken at (country): London, UK

About the Award: World’s leading green energy awards, seeks to reward innovative enterprises and programmes that deliver, or play a key part in enabling the delivery of sustainable energy systems and through this bring social, economic and environmental benefits.

In 2021, we’re uncovering and supporting the world’s next climate champions to help them grow faster and spread further. Are you one of them?

This year’s award categories include greener communities, energy access, green skills, natural climate solutions, sustainable cooling and more. Some categories focus on the UK, and others cover work in low- and middle-income countries. Businesses, public bodies and charities can all apply.

Type: Entrepreneurship, Contest

Who can apply for an Ashden International Award?

  • Businesses, NGOs, social enterprises and government organisations are all eligible.
  • The work must be delivered in at least one of the UN’s developing regions of Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Asia (excluding Japan) and Oceania (excluding Australia and New Zealand) and can be in rural or urban areas. High-income countries in these regions, as defined by the World Bank, are not eligible to apply

What happens if you win an Award As an Ashden Award winner? You will:

  • Be invited to London at Ashden’s expense to take part in the Awards Ceremony as well as other events during that week. Winning an Ashden Award is contingent on taking part in Awards Week activities.
  • Participate in media interviews that we may be able to arrange.
  • Agree with Ashden what you will spend the prize fund on and any business support you may receive.
  • Provide and update monitoring data about the progress of your work after one year, two years and three years

Number of Awardees: 10

Value of Contest: 

  • The winners will receive prize funds of £20,000 each
  • As well as this cash fund, winning an Ashden Award brings many other benefits, such as:
    • Local, national and international publicity, through the work of our specialist media team.
    • Support to grow or replicate your work: this can include professional mentoring, training and introductions to investment and other finance providers.
    • Opportunities to present your work to large and influential audiences at the Ashden Awards Ceremony, International Conference and other Ashden events.
    • Membership of the Ashden Alumni network of Ashden Award-winners, which facilitates opportunities to create productive partnerships and learning.
    • The acclaim of winning a prestigious Ashden Award. Our application and assessment process is known for being rigorous.

How to Apply: Apply here

Visit Contest Webpage for details

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