On October 16, 2019, the ResilientAfrica Network (RAN), Makerere University announced the launch of the Household Solar Workforce Development Challenge at the Unlocking Solar Capital Africa conference in Dakar, Senegal.
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 the Scaling Off-Grid Energy Grand Challenge for Development (SOGE), is supporting the 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.
Individual awards will range from USD $100,000-350,000. The application window is open from 16 October to 15 December 2019.
Source: MAKERERE University