Friday, 17 September 2010


The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy are seeking entries from inspirational and innovative local sustainable energy programmes from Africa, Asia and Latin America, by 19 October 2010. Entry is free, and six international winners will receive £20,000 (Ksh. 2.5 million) each in prize money for programme development, with one winner receiving a gold award of £40,000 (Ksh. 5 million).
The awards will be presented at a VIP ceremony in London in June 2011. "For 2011 we are particularly interested in applications from Africa and we are keen to hear from organisations who are working to reduce deforestation. The scheme should have an element of innovation and - most importantly - make a genuine difference to local peoples' lives, both socially and economically," said Sarah Butler-Sloss, Founder and chair of the Ashden Awards
Recent winners include biogas programmes, building domestic and institutional digesters in Kenya. For further information on eligibility criteria and to download an application form visit