EnAccess Foundation announces Call for Proposals “Tanzania Livelihoods”
EnAccess Foundation has announced a Call for Proposals for “Tanzania Livelihoods” to enhance the socio-economic impact of energy access solutions. It aims to create significant learning for the entire energy access community with a livelihood perspective by creating open-source solutions.
Clean energy access is an enabler of sustainable development and economic transformation. Providing households, businesses, and institutions with access to electricity can alleviate many of the health, economic, and environmental impacts of life in energy poverty.
They would like to see pilot concepts and/or ideas that have the potential to demonstrate a novel livelihood-based energy access business model. This includes building and testing the prototypes that are beyond the exploratory stage and are ready for market validation.
Budget: up to USD 150,000 per project
Listed below are some conceptual ideas to assist applicants to understand what they’re after. These examples should not be interpreted as a preferred list of solutions – please use your own creativity and end customer-centricity benefit understanding to respond with a proposed solution.
Converting informal, diesel-based mini-grids to solar PV: Can we democratize the solar mini-grid sector, by providing micro-entrepreneurs a “mini-grid in a box”?
Electrifying diesel-based mills: Creating business models for energy-efficient solar PV-based mills Vs old mills retrofitted with new technology? Can old mills be retrofitted with new technology, or does replacement make more sense?
Low-Cost energy-efficient cooling room for milk chillers: Design and testing of low-cost energy-efficient cooling room for milk chillers and its impact in improving income for pastoral/dairy farmers?
Proposed Initiatives must take place in Tanzania
Applications from start-ups and established companies, non-profits, individual innovators, investors, and researchers are eligible.
Organizations should have a minimum of 1-2 years of business operations.
For more information, visit https://enaccess.org/submit/