Awardees received funding to support the implementation of their projects over a two-year period, with individual awards ranging from £50,000 to £295,000. The total value of this programme is just over £1 million.
The winning organisations include:
|Organisation||Project title||Completion date|
|BioLite Kenya||Developing a Hybrid AC/DC Electric Pressure Cooker with Residential and Productive Use Applications.||July 2022|
|BURN Manufacturing Co.||Pilot of Electrical Safety Assessment Program and EPC with PAYG and Energy Monitoring in Tanzania.||Aug 2021|
|Kachione, LLC||Efficient empowerment: How “Earn & Grow” creates solar electric cooking access for African women.||March 2022|
|Okra Solar||Efficient AC Cooker Use and Adoption of DC Mesh Networks in Cambodia||Dec 2021|
|Rural Electrification Authority||The Design Prototyping and Commercialisation of a Smart Ready Board for Rural Application.||Dec 2021|
|Sunphase AS||New 24/7 Off-grid Solar Electric Cookstove with built-in energy storage for displaced persons.||May 2021|
Projects were all contracted by the end of Summer 2020 and have begun work.
All of the projects were required to adjust their work plans in light of the UKAid spending review. We acknowledge that all of the projects have merit as winners of the Challenge Fund and we are disappointed that some of them could not be completed.
We would encourage any interested parties to contact the care organisation to explore collaboration to assist in the delivery of these projects.