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Winners of Efficiency for Access Design Challenge 2021 – 2022 Announced

Jun 23, 2022

Innovation competition equips university students with the skills to pursue green jobs.

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Reflections from the 2022 Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge Halfway Point

May 24, 2022

Insights into the competition's progress to date and next steps.

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Three Key Takeaways from a Workshop on End-of-Life Management of Solar Products

May 18, 2022

In March, Lagazel hosted a workshop to discuss end-of-life management of solar products in West Africa. The event brought together stakeholders to review regulatory frameworks, challenges, and solutions to sustainable e-waste management in the region.

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PRESS RELEASE: Nigerian Social Enterprise Tackles Food Insecurity with Solar-Powered, Walk-in Cold Rooms

May 11, 2022

Nigerian social enterprise, ColdHubs, was granted over £110,000 in grant funding to develop affordable and efficient solar-powered walk-in cold rooms. Cold rooms help smallholder farmers across Nigeria to keep their produce fresh whilst reducing carbon emissions. The grant was awarded by the Efficiency for Access Research and Development Fund, which is funded by UK aid and IKEA Foundation.

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Efficiency for Access Opens Applications for Technical Assistance to Locally Owned Productive Use Company in Kenya

Feb 23, 2022

We are looking for individual consultants with the relevant skills and experience to deliver our ‘Technical assistance to locally owned productive use companies’ initiative.

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Efficiency for Access Launches New Efficiency for AgTech Campaign

Jan 17, 2022

The 2022 Efficiency for AgTech campaign highlights energy-efficient agricultural solutions that can enhance global food security and build climate resilience.

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Efficiency for Access Kickstarts new €150,000 COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund for Off-Grid Appliance Companies Supported by GET.invest

Dec 15, 2021

Our new €150,000 COVID-19 response and recovery project will grant funding for off-grid appliance companies and help beneficiaries build resilience to shocks such as COVID-19.

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Reflections from COP26: Six Takeaways for the Future of Off-Grid Appliances

Nov 29, 2021

Written by Sarah Hambly, Energy Saving Trust and Joanie Coker, CLASP (Efficiency for Access co-Secretariat)

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PRESS RELEASE: Off-Grid Solar Products Deliver High Satisfaction for Kenyan Consumers

Nov 16, 2021

CLASP, which leads the VeraSol quality assurance initiative, commissioned a study to evaluate consumers’ experiences with off-grid solar products in Kenya. This study was the first of its kind and sought to complement existing data gathered through laboratory testing by focusing on how consumers interact with quality-verified and non-quality verified products.

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Efficiency for Access Announced as a Leading Initiative in the UK Government’s Breakthrough Agenda at COP26

Nov 10, 2021

Last week at COP26, the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, launched an international plan to deliver clean and affordable technology everywhere by 2030.

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