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Seeking African sustainable energy pioneers
Deadline for entries: 4 November 2014
Ashden are looking for applicants for its 2015 Awards, rewarding pioneering sustainable energy organisations, businesses and NGOs with up to GBP 40,000, global media exposure, a tailored business support programme and the chance to become an active member of the Ashden Alumni, sharing sustainable energy knowledge and best practice.
It is free to enter and the deadline for entries is 4 November 2014, with up to six winners receiving their Awards at a prestigious ceremony in London on 11 June 2015.
The Ashden International Awards showcase the most exciting sustainable energy innovators in Africa and across the developing world, that are breaking new ground in increasing access to clean, safe energy. Promoting sustainable energy is vital in Africa, where there are more people exposed to the dangers of indoor air pollution than anywhere else in the world.
Since it started in 2001, Ashden has rewarded 19 enterprises and programmes working in Africa, from improved cookstoves programmes to solar power entrepreneurs bringing clean, safe electricity to the rural poor.
Tanzania-based MPower won an Ashden Award in 2014 for its innovative mobile money model, where customers pay with their mobile phone for solar power as a daily service at an affordable price.
Said Erica Mackey, Co-Founder and COO of MPower "Winning the Ashden Award brings MPower onto the global stage. This platform will be transformative in attracting top talent and resources to our team - accelerating our ability to power millions homes across Africa.>"
Additional information: Ashden Award website
News date: 10/10/2014