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Smart Villages -- Energy Innovations for East Africa

posted Apr 12, 2015, 7:16 AM by Site Manager

Smart Villages has launched an Energy Innovation Challenge for young entrepreneurs, scientists, and engineers in East Africa. The initiative seeks ideas for distributing or implementing existing technologies, or for developing promising new technologies, for energy generation or storage in off-grid villages. The winners will participate in the Cambridge Development Initiative training course at the University of Dar es Salaam, and compete for a prize of US$3 thousand. The closing date is 17 April 2015. Link

Global Village Energy Partnership -- Energy Enterprises in Africa

posted Apr 12, 2015, 6:07 AM by Site Manager

The Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP) is a nonprofit organization to support the development and growth of small and medium energy businesses in developing countries. GVEP offers business and technical services, as well as access to funding. GVEP accepts expressions of interest for energy projects in Sub-Saharan Africa from entrepreneurs, management teams, and project developers. Applicants specify if they are seeking loans, investments, or grants. Link

UNESCO and the International Center for Sustainable Energy Development (ISEDC) -- Training in Russia on Energy Resources 2015

posted Mar 31, 2015, 2:20 AM by Site Manager

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 in October 2015 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 35) should be proficient in Russian. The application deadline is 22 May 2015. Link

Toyota Foundation -- International Grant Program 2015

posted Mar 31, 2015, 2:04 AM by Site Manager

The Toyota Foundation supports projects focusing on challenges and issues shared among Japan and other Asian countries. The call for proposals in 2015 includes "Forum Grants" to continue support for projects begun in 2013/2014, including in the subject areas of renewable energy for communities, and consensus-building on local environmental issues. Eligible countries are Brunei, Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam. The application period is 13 April 2015 through is 12 June 2015. Link

Visegrad Fund -- Strategic Grants 2015

posted Mar 19, 2015, 9:54 AM by Site Manager

The Visegrad Fund calls for strategic projects that facilitate the transfer of know-how in the Visegrad Group (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary) and partner countries in defined themes. In 2015, one of the themes connects the Visegrad countries with Ukraine on issues of energy con­ser­va­tion and effi­cient and sus­tain­able use of energy through capac­ity build­ing, train­ing, tech­ni­cal assis­tance, and expo­sure to good practices. Grants average €40 thousand for projects up to three years. The application deadline is 15 April 2015. Link

Energy and Environment Partnership for Southern and East Africa -- 11th Call for Proposals

posted Mar 10, 2015, 7:59 AM by Site Manager

The EEP for Southern and East Africa announces a new call for projects in renewable energy. The focus is on promising local private projects that are close to commercial maturity, but need a limited amount of bridging finance. Projects should be implemented in one or more of the following countries: Botswana, Burundi, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, or Zambia. Grants range from €200 thousand to €1 million, depending on co-financing shares. The submission deadline for concept notes is 13 April 2015. Link

European Commission (EC) -- Energy in Turkey

posted Mar 10, 2015, 7:38 AM by Site Manager

Civil society dialogue is particularly valuable for Turkey’s successful accession to the EU. The EC calls for proposals to promote cooperation between civil society in Turkey and the EU Member States through civil society dialogue in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and electricity and natural gas. The program is open to nonprofit NGOs in Turkey and the EU countries. Applicants in Turkey must have at least one eligible co-applicant from the EU Member States, and applicants in EU Member States must have at least one eligible co-applicant from Turkey. Grants will range from €50 thousand to €150 thousand, varying with cost shares. Reference EuropeAid/136802/ID/ACT/TR. The deadline for applications is 25 May 2015.  Link

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Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves -- Sustained Adoption of Clean Cookstoves and Fuels

posted Mar 1, 2015, 8:55 AM by Site Manager

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, jointly with the sponsors of The Translating Research into Action (TRAction) Project, invite proposals to study the motivators and barriers to sustained adoption of clean cooking technologies. Applications may be submitted by organizations based in priority and focus developing countries (listed in the announcement) where the research will be conducted; by U.S. organizations; and/or by international organizations.  The program anticipates making up to four awards of approximately US$200 thousand to US300 thousand each for projects of one year.  The deadline for applications is 20 March 2015.  Link

Wuppertal Institute, Sustainable Energy Project Support (SEPS) -- Hydro Power in Asia

posted Mar 1, 2015, 8:50 AM by Site Manager

SEPS is an initiative of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, and Energy to promote practical and sustainable energy projects, with an emphasis on the developing world.  SEPS currently announces a call for projects on pico and micro hydro power in South Asia and Southeast Asia. Eligible countries are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2015. Link

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