Opportunities and updates

Funding and competitions

Matchmaking and Networking

Offering access to an online Matchmaking and Networking platform where companies can present themselves and request meetings with others.

 

Location: Global

Sector: Improved cooking

Stakeholders: Clean Cooking Alliance

From: 19th – 22nd October

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Women’s Economic Empowerment Accelerator

Providing mentoring and support to women working in all aspects of business, to help them to succeed and achieve economic empowerment.

 

Location: Global

Sector: Not specified

Stakeholders: Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Deadline: 22nd October

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Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP)

Welcoming proposals to support clean energy projects that include innovative technology or business models.

 

Location: Sub-Saharan Africa

Sector: Renewable Energy

Stakeholders: Camco, UK aid, DBEIS, EIB

Deadline: 29th October

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Scalable solutions competition

Inviting applications in the form of a 3-page Concept Paper from companies providing hard to reach customers with energy access. Winners will win exposure and prize money.

 

Location: Global

Sector: Energy access

Stakeholders: Empower a Billion Lives

Deadline: 1st November

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D-Prize Competition

Seeking to fund early-stage distribution companies keen to launch a three month pilot with a long-term vision for scaling a proven poverty intervention.

 

Location: Global

Sector: Agriculture, energy access, health, water, livelihoods

Stakeholders: D-Prize

Deadline: 7th November

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WE4F Grand Challenge

Inviting applications (particularly from women owned/led businesses and gender-smart businesses) to receive grants, investment and support for innovative solutions to water and energy issues in food production/processing and agriculture in South and Southeast Asia.

 

Location: South and Southeast Asia

Sector: Food supply chain

Stakeholders: Water and Energy for Food, BMZ, EU, Sida and USAID

Deadline: 12th November

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SDG 7 Results: Access to renewable energy

Offering tenders through results-based financing to companies currently or planning to increase access to sustainable energy (applications can be for at least €250,000 but max €1.5M).

 

Location: 17 countries in Asia and Africa

Sector: Energy access

Stakeholders: RVO.nl

Deadline: 22nd November

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Gender Fund

Inviting applications from locally-rooted or Global South organisations for grants to advance gender equity in female leadership, tackling systemic or organisational change.

 

Location: Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, and South Africa; India, Indonesia, Philippines, and Sri Lanka; Brazil, Mexico, and Peru.

Sector: Improved cooking

Stakeholders: Co-Impact

Deadline: 20th December

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Haiti Clean Cooking Fund

Welcoming applications from companies supplying cookstoves or fuels in Haiti and working to increase the accessibility of improved cooking solutions.

 

Location: Haiti

Sector: Improved cooking

Stakeholders: Clean Cooking Alliance

Deadline: 31st December

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Energy Access Relief Fund

Providing loans starting at $50k to viable energy access companies facing liquidity challenges due to COVID-19.

Location: 50 countries

Sector: Energy access

Stakeholders: SIMA and 16 partners

Deadline: Rolling

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Innovation Fund

Supporting the development of innovative approaches to solving a challenge faced by people living on less than US$5 a day e.g. a new business model, technology, or new ways of delivering products.

Location: Global

Sector: Not specified

Stakeholders: Global Innovation Fund

Deadline: Rolling

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Bridge loans for impact

Helping companies that have been hit by unexpected obstacles to keep on track with impact aims.

Location: Global

Sector: Not specified

Stakeholders: Open Road Alliance

Deadline: Rolling

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UNCAP early-stage funding

Welcoming funding applications from early-stage companies that are primarily owned by ‘local’ founders from any sector.

Location: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Nigeria

Sector: Not specified

Stakeholders: UNCAP

Deadline: Rolling

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S-GRID program

Welcoming applications from social enterprises keen to access coaching and partner with corporations.

Location: Global

Sector: Not specified

Stakeholders: MovingWorlds

Deadline: Rolling

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Learning opportunities

 

Week of Clean Cooking

Offering workshops and webinars on a range of topics around improved cooking. Sessions cover distribution, products, gender and trade.

Date: 15th-22nd October

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Invest in the Sun Podcast

In the first episode of GOGLA’s podcast series, hear about the off-grid solar market including a candid conversation on the increasing demand in the sector and renewables as a climate action solution.

Podcast

 

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Gender Opportunities Explorer

Highlighting ways in which companies can integrate strategies for better gender equity, this interactive catalogue is relevant for companies working in the agriculture, energy access and health sectors.

Tool / Resource

 

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GIS Solar Irrigation Map

IWMI have produced an online interactive tool mapping the high potential locations for solar irrigation pumps across sub-Saharan Africa.

Tool / Resource

 

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Gender Scoring Tool

This online sector-specific questionnaire generates a personalised gender scoring card for your company. The tool has been produced for companies in the Agriculture, Off-grid Energy, Power and Healthcare sectors.

Tool / Resource

 

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Gender Materiality Maps

These maps highlight where gender issues or opportunities may impact the financial condition or operating performance of companies in your sector, enabling you to identify business smart priority actions.

Tool / Resource

 

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LMD sector updates

Understanding Customer Value

This impact report, by Power for All, draws from 35,000 customer interviews and offers a deep dive into why off-grid Renewable Energy matters to customers and how it can increase its impact.

 

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Used Solar Panels

This article explores the increase of the secondhand solar market around the world, the impact this could have, and the expected growth of this market segment going forward.

 

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Energy Compact

GOGLA have launched a Compact with the target that everyone will have power by 2030. Organisations are invited to join and show their commitment to this goal.

 

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The Connect White Paper

GOGLA explores the opportunities and challenges that greater standardisation and enhanced interoperability might have on the off-grid solar industry.

 

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