The Global LEAP Awards has seen consistent year-over-year increases in product nominations and company participation. The 2016-17 Global LEAP Awards, which included competitions for off-grid televisions, fans, and the first-ever competition for off-grid refrigerators, received 128 nominations from 40 companies in 16 countries – nearly four times as many as the program’s inaugural round. This level of engagement shows that the Global LEAP Awards is attracting new entrants to the off-grid appliance market and encouraging existing players to expand the number of products they offer.
Donor & Partner Alignment
The Global LEAP Awards presents an ideal framework for collaboration among donors interested in this important part of the broader energy access sector. Since the program’s inaugural round, a variety of donors and partners have supported the Global LEAP Awards and affiliated activities: