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UNESCO and the International Center for Sustainable Energy Development (ISEDC) -- Training in Russia on Energy Resources

posted Apr 9, 2014, 3:10 PM by Jan Laarman

UNESCO in collaboration with the ISEDC in Russia will offer 20 fellowships for a one-month program of capacity-building in sustainable and renewable energy.  The program is open to applicants from developing countries and countries in transition that are UNESCO member states.  Instruction will be in English, although candidates (not over age 25) should be proficient in Russian.  The application deadline is 30 May 2014.  Link

Oxford University International Growth Center -- Research on Growth Policy in the Developing World

posted Apr 9, 2014, 3:05 PM by Jan Laarman

The International Growth Center (IGC) makes grants for research on key development themes (Research Program) and on selected developing countries of Asia and Africa (Country Program). The themes include policies related to energy access and sustainability (among others). The Country Program currently includes Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, India (Central and Bihar), Liberia, Myanmar, Mozambique, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.  Projects can be sponsored under either the Country or the Research Program, or jointly. The IGC will give priority to proposals that feature significant participation from the developing world. The application deadline is 31 May 2014. Link

Toyota Foundation -- International Grant Program 2014

posted Apr 9, 2014, 3:02 PM by Jan Laarman

The Foundation makes grants for projects in Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and Japan in thematic areas that include renewable energy. Applicants are multi-disciplinary teams or networks, with preference for participants from the target countries.  The application deadline is 13 June 2014.  Link

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) -- Training Programs for Energy

posted Mar 20, 2014, 12:20 PM by Jan Laarman

In cooperation with training organizations in Sweden and elsewhere, Sida's International Training Programs focus on capacity building for participants from developing countries in a range of subject areas, including energy. Applications are welcomed for "Efficient Energy Use and Planning" scheduled for November-December 2014 (Phase 1) and again in February 2015. The application deadlines are 15 May 2014 and 01 August 2014, respectively. Link to Course Nov/Dec 2014   Link to Course February 2015

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) -- Masters Studies in Renewable Energy 2014-2016

posted Mar 12, 2014, 10:48 AM by Jan Laarman

IRENA offers up to 20 scholarships annually for masters studies in renewable energy at the MASDAR Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Priority is for applicants from developing countries. IRENA provides full financial support for two years. Instruction is in English, and applicants must meet academic and language requirements.  The deadline for applications is 31 May 2014.  Link

ENERGIA -- Women's Empowerment and Energy Access, Phase 5

posted Mar 12, 2014, 10:37 AM by Jan Laarman

The International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy (ENERGIA) invites proposals from its national focal points and other organizations for “Women Economic Empowerment and Energy Access,” Phase 5. The program aims to scale up business models that strengthen the capacity of women’s micro and small enterprises to deliver energy products and services. Eligibility for funding extends to legally registered NGOs,CBOs, social enterprises, and government agencies that use an entrepreneurial approach to scale up energy access and women’s economic empowerment. Grants will range from €300 thousand to €500 thousand for projects of three years. At least 25% of project budgets should be co-financed. The application deadline is 19 March 2014. Link

Climate Technology Initiative -- Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing 2014

posted Mar 12, 2014, 10:19 AM by Jan Laarman

CTI's Private Financing Advisory Network (CTI PFAN) seeks to identify promising projects for adapting to climate change which have the capability of raising private financing. The latest financing round (AFRICEF-3) focuses on projects in Southern, East, and Central Africa. Non-African persons or companies with projects in these countries are also eligible to submit proposals. Projects developed by NGOs and nonprofit organizations are eligible as long as the proposals are commercially construed. Selected projects will be offered free professional advice on project development and structuring, and will be connected with investment networks. The closing date for applications is 13 April 2014. Link

CTI PFAN -- Central American Forum for Clean Energy Financing

posted Mar 12, 2014, 10:05 AM by Jan Laarman

The Climate Technology Initiative - Private Financing Advisory Network (CTI PFAN), in collaboration with several partners, announces a competition of business plans to promote investments in clean and renewable energy in Central America. CTI PFAN will select up to eight qualified projects to be presented to investors at a forum in Guatemala, currently planned for October 2014.  The deadline for proposals is 25 April 2014. Link

European Commission (EC) -- Sustainable Energy in the Mediterranean Region

posted Mar 12, 2014, 9:36 AM by Jan Laarman

The EC will support its Southern Neighborhood Partnership with demonstration projects in sustainable urban energy. Eligible countries are Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, and Tunisia. Projects should be led by local authorities or NGOs in these countries, with possible partners in the EU countries.  Grants will range from €200 thousand to €1 million, subject to cost shares. Reference EuropeAid/135429/DH/ACT/Multi. The deadline for concept notes is 23 May 2014. Link

Zayed Future Energy Prize -- Call for Submissions 2014

posted Mar 1, 2014, 12:49 PM by Jan Laarman

The Zayed Future Energy Prize recognizes innovation, long-term vision, and leadership in renewable energy and sustainability. The Prize is awarded across several categories: (i) Large corporations; (ii) Small and medium enterprises; (iii) NGOs; (iv) Lifetime achievements (i.e., of individuals); and (v) Global high schools, i.e., high schools in five world regions. The prize winners will divide US$4 million. The closing date for applications and nominations is 14 July 2014. Link

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