2016 Recipients

For the second cycle of the UN-DESA Energy Grant, eight organisations made it to the top of the evaluations process. The winner was selected through a rigorous review and objective assessment process, undertaken in multiple stages, guided by an Advisory Council and a High-level Steering Committee.

Winner of the 2016 Grant

8 Finalists

Listed below in alphabetical order.
Ms. Fiza Farhan
GerWeiss Station Inc.
KPIT Technologies Limited
Medellin Mayor’s Office- Mobility and Transit Department
Motor Development International SA (MDI SA)
South Asian Forum for Environment (SAFE)
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation


2nd Annual UN-DESA Energy Grant (2016) - Powering the Future We Want
The eight finalists of the 2016 Energy Grant Programme presented projects ranging from sustainable maritime transport, to urban electric busses with state-of-the-art technology, to compressed air mechanization for emissions-free vehicles. The finalists demonstrated through their initiatives and actions on the ground how they are contributing to the United Nations vision of sustainable energy, as embodied in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We recognize their commitment to enhancing the role of sustainable transport in connecting people and communities to jobs, schools and health care and to the delivery of goods and services to rural and urban communities.
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