| Sectors: Energy, innovation
| Granting entity: US African Development Foundation
| Deadline: 28 February
| Type of support: Funding
| Funding/benefits: US$100,000
| Applicants: African-owned private companies operating in Nigeria
| Locations: Nigeria
The Nigeria Off-Grid Energy Challenge is a joint initiative of the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) and All On and is designed to achieve the following results:
- To increase electrical generation to unserved and underserved communities through sustainable business model solutions;
- To expand electricity access – delivered through off-grid solutions such as home systems or micro-grids;
- To increase access to electricity for productive and/or household use – while this may include power to meet household consumer needs, emphasis is also given to the delivery of power to productive or
commercial activities including agricultural production and processing, commercial enterprises, and others.
The challenge is looking for technologies that provide off-grid energy to rural or urban areas and populations currently lacking energy access, e.g. Mini-/micro-grid, Products/home systems, Productive use.
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.
Link to application here.