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Global LEAP Solar E-waste challenge

E-waste generated by the off-grid solar sector represents less than 0.1% of global e-waste streams, but investment now will ensure the industry’s growth is sustainable over the long term and further enhance the sector’s reputation as a leader in environmental responsibility.

The Global LEAP Solar E-Waste Challenge will make $1.6 million in grant funding available to companies with innovative approaches to e-waste management in the off-grid solar sector in sub-Saharan Africa, which includes solar lanterns, solar home systems (SHSs), and solar-powered appliances at their end-of-life. The application window is open through May 15, 2019.

Grant funding is available for recycling and e-waste management companies who work with (or plan to work with) the off-grid solar sector operating across sub-Saharan Africa, other specialized e-waste service providers, and off-grid solar distributors who want to pilot or expand end-of-life operations.

Successful applicants will receive funding to support implementation of their proposed projects over a 12-month period. A series of case studies based on lessons learned from each project will be developed at the end of the implementation period.

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Specifications

Program website

https://www.globalleapawards.org/e-waste

Type

Award/Competition
Grant

Geographical Scope

Eastern Africa
Middle Africa
Southern Africa
Western Africa

Contact information

E-mail

e-waste@globalleapawards.org

Last update

Date

16-05-2019

Status

Not Accepting Applications

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