LAUNCHED: The Household Solar Workforce Development Challenge. DEADLINE | December 15 2019

‘Up to $350,000 in Grant Funding available’

Excitingly, on Wednesday October 16, 2019, ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) and the Scaling Off Grid Energy (SOGE) Consortium launched the Household Solar Workforce Development Challenge! The Household Solar Workforce Development Challenge was launched at the Unlocking Solar Capital Africa Conference in Dakar, Senegal. 

SOGE is a global partnership founded by USAID, Power Africa, the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID), the African Development Bank, and the independent charity Shell Foundation. 

The Challenge will award up to $350,000 in grant funding to support scalable, innovative, third-party training solutions to the off-grid solar home system sector’s workforce needs in sub-Saharan Africa. USAID, as part of its commitment to SOGE, is supporting this Challenge run by the ResilientAfrica Network (RAN). 

Grant funding is available for companies or organizations seeking to pilot or expand workforce development operations that train management staff, technicians, or sales agents in the off-grid solar home system sector across sub-Saharan Africa. Please note that eligibility is limited to brand-agnostic organizations who provide training to staff across multiple companies, and not to individual companies seeking to strengthen internal workforce development programs.

Awards will range from USD100, 000-350,000 Only. The application window is open from 16 October to 15 December 2019

Learn more about the Household Solar Workforce Development Challenge review the Call for Proposals and Apply here:  https://solarworkforce.ranlab.org/