The US African Development Foundation (USADF), All On and other partners are calling on Nigerian energy developers to apply for the Off-Grid Energy Challenge.
The Challenge is aimed at identifying innovative off-grid solutions to ‘power up’ underserved areas in Nigeria and will provide awards of up to $100,000 per enterprise.
Applicants should be developing, scaling up or extending energy technologies to off-grid areas of Nigeria.
To be considered for the Challenge, applicants must be 100% African-owned, majority Nigerian-owned and managed private companies registered in Nigeria, and must be operating in Nigeria.
According to the Vanguard, USADF said: “Over the next three years, both parties (USAFD and All On) will jointly provide funding to Nigerian small and medium enterprises that improve energy access through off-grid energy solutions spanning solar, wind, hydro, biomass and gas technologies.” Read more…
The winners will have near-term solutions to power the needs of productive and commercial activities, including agriculture production and processing, off-farm businesses, and commercial enterprises.
Below is one of the previous winners, whose explaining how his business is benefiting fellow Nigerians in the community he is operating from.
How to apply for the Off-Grid Energy Challenge
In order to apply, applicants should fill an application template which can be found on the USADF website, send it to OffGridChallengeNigeria@usadf.gov along with the required attachments, by March 1, 2018.