Winner of the 2015 Grant
2015 RecipientsFor its first award, the UN-DESA Energy Grant received over 200 applications. The winner was selected through a rigorous review and objective assessment of these applications, undertaken in multiple stages, guided by an Advisory Council and a High-level Steering Committee.
We Care Solar
Winner of a Special Award
Build Your Dream (BYD)
Winner of a Special Recognition
Winner We Care Solar's Project in Liberia
UN Finance Officer visited We Care Solar's project in Liberia
10 FinalistsListed below in alphabetical order.
Electricity Regulatory Authority of Uganda
Self Employed Women's Association, Bharat (SEWA Bharat)
Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF)
Strathmore Energy Research Centre (SERC), Centre for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation (CREEC) and Village Energy
We Care Solar
Publication1st Annual UN-DESA Energy Grant (2015) - Powering the Future We Want
The 12 finalists that reached the top of the evaluation process represent a wide range of sectors, including the public and private sector, non-profit, research centres, women’s associations and micro-finance institutions. This group of 12 finalists is comprised of 11 independent organisations and one 3-way partnership, representing a total of 14 organisations. Each organisation maintains a unique set of expertise, while being bound by the common thread of a desire to increase access to modern energy services in an environmentally sustainable manner throughout the world.