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Hogan Lovells Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017

 

The Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017 recognizes and supports outstanding eco-inclusive businesses and not-for-profit organizations in developing countries that use solar energy or technologies to benefit lives in poor communities.

Village Energy, Uganda scooped the top prize at the SEED symposium in Pretoria on 15 March. As overall winner, Village Energy will receive a $10,000 financial award. All winners will receive a tailor-made business support package including: up to $30,000 pro bono legal advice; peer networking; one-on-one support and mentorship to develop business and financial plans; and support from SEED to replicate their business model in other regions around the world.

The 10 winning organizations were selected by an independent international judging panel from over 280 applications across 53 countries, 54 percent of which were youth (under age 35) and 42 percent of which were female led.

The shortlisted entries and all the winners have incredibly inspiring stories to tell. Read all about them here.