Ashden Awards

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

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.


  • 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.