Projects are to be focused on increasing sustainable energy access – specifically off-grid solutions – extending the delivery of electrification to un-served and underserved communities in Nigeria. The type of clean energy technologies to be proposed may include, but are not limited to, solar, hydro, wind, biomass, biogas, gas, and hybrid systems.
|Target Beneficiaries||Applications will only be considered if they express clearly how they will benefit marginalized, grassroots people in Nigeria,
including also ideally showing demonstrable positive impacts for female
beneficiaries and people living in the Niger Delta.|
Winning proposals will explain all tangible improvements to lives of women and girls, including whether and how company targets women for capacity building/employment.
|Planned Usage of Funds|
A detailed budget justification is to be included. The narrative should describe why the proposed equipment is appropriate in size and scope for this plan. This is to show why each budget item proposed is required and why each budget item is needed at that level. Examples: Why are these sizes of solar panels required? Why is this size of generator required?
|Management Team||To be considered for the Challenge, applicants must be 100% African-owned, majority Nigerian-owned and -managed private companies registered in Nigeria and must be operating in Nigeria.Passports or other government-issued IDs of owners and senior managers must be submitted with the applications.||REQUIRED|
|Potential for Scale||Applications will only be considered if they express clearly how they will achieve profitability|
Applicants need to be legally registered in Nigeria and demonstrate the capacity to track and manage the project resources and operate in good standing with the local governments in which they operate.