Ashden Awards 2018 for sustainable energy (Ksh.2.7 million prize)

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The application process for the Ashden Awards 2018 is now open. Don’t miss the opportunity to be recognized for your work in building a low-carbon future.

The Ashden Awards give a prize and present a platform for global recognition for entrepreneurs committed to reducing energy demand, breaking new ground in renewable energy generation and increasing access to energy.

In 2017, a Kenyan innovation was among the winners for delivering “low-cost, efficient and portable solar irrigation pumps for smallholder farmers.” 80% of farmers in Kenya are women.

Eligibility

  • You can either be (or part of) a business, social enterprise, government enterprise or an NGO
  • Your application can be for a specific energy-efficiency program, building or specific product or service
  • Your work must be proven on the market and have been delivered for at least one year
  • Your work must be delivered to one of the countries eligible to apply (Kenya is eligible)

You stand to win Sh.2.7 million in prize money, gain from international publicity, a tailored business support program and a broadcast-quality short film of your award winning work. The prize ceremony takes place at the Royal Geographical Society in Central London.

Ashden Awards

Ashden Awards 2016 (Andrew Aitchison / Ashden)

Deadline for application for the Ashden Awards 2018 is 7th November, 2017. Visit the official website to apply.

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