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Energy, Climate Change

MIT Center for Collective Intelligence — New Contests at Climate CoLab

The MIT Climate CoLab organizes contests to solicit the world’s best ideas to prevent and adapt to climate change. Some contests pose social and political questions, while others focus on issues in science and technology. Each year, the contest winners are invited to a conference at MIT’s campus in the USA, where a pool of […]

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Energy Assistance — Technical Assistance for Small Electricity Projects

Energy Assistance is an employees’ association of electricity utilities in Europe that offers technical assistance to communities in the developing world needing electricity. Examples are electricity projects for water supply, village lighting, agriculture, schools and hospitals, and related local needs. The Association posts an application form. Applications can be submitted at any time. Link

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ENGIE Corporate Foundation — Grants for Improved Energy Access

The ENGIE Foundation makes grants in thematic areas that include support for improved energy access by disadvantaged communities. Applicants provide summary information about their organization and its partners; objectives and context of the proposed project; details of the funding request; and how the project will be evaluated. Applications (French, English, Dutch) can be submitted at […]

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FRIDA — Climate and Environmental Justice for Women

FRIDA announces a special grant round for young feminist and young women-led groups focused on climate and environmental justice in targeted regions and countries.  Grants of up to US$5 thousand for one year (renewable) will be made to groups founded or led by young women or trans youth (under 30 years) that are committed to […]

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African Center of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development — PhD Studies in Sustainable Energy

Located at the University of Rwanda, the African Center of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development addresses key economic challenges resulting from low rural energy access, poor adoption of energy technologies in rural areas, and poor inter-state energy trading in Eastern and Southern Africa. The Centre invites research-oriented students to apply for PhD positions in […]

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Hogan Lovells — Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017

The 2017 Community Solar Innovation Awards will honor innovative enterprises that utilise solar energy to improve the lives of poor communities in the developing world. Hogan Lovells will make ten awards to businesses and non-profit organizations in developing countries which are locally-led and which use solar energy systems or solar innovations to significantly help the […]

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UNFCCC — Global Youth Video Competition 2017

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in collaboration with the UNDP-GEF Small Grants Program,  invites youth ages 18-30 to submit videos about projects or campaigns that showcase actions on climate change.  The two categories are (i) climate-friendly and resilient cities, and (ii) oceans and climate change.   The videos will be posted […]

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ENEA Access — Energy Initiatives in Africa, 2nd Call

The ENEA Access Program offers 30 to 100 days of professional consulting services on a pro-bono basis to advance initiatives for energy access in Africa. The program is relevant for nonprofit organizations and NGOs, technology developers, and social entrepreneurs. Activities that can be considered for ENEA’s support include feasibility studies, market and business models, implementation […]

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InnoEnergy — Supporting Energy Start-ups in Central and Eastern Europe

InnoEnergy announces PowerUp! as a competition for energy start-ups in central and eastern Europe. Successful applicants will take part in training workshops to develop their ideas and skills, and to accelerate their businesses towards commercialization. The best 15 start-ups will present their innovative solutions to a panel of industry, start-up, and energy experts in November […]

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Energy Globe Award for Sustainability — Awards 2018

The Energy Globe Award recognizes outstanding projects that conserve and protect natural resources, and that employ renewable energy. The international winner in each of five categories is awarded €10 thousand. Applicants can be individuals as well as organizations (i.e., private companies and corporations, development NGOs, community associations, government agencies, and others) anywhere in the world. […]

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