Sustainable management of solar e-waste is an emerging priority for the off-grid solar sector. Many industry leaders have explored potential e-waste management solutions including through product repair and preventive maintenance while others have deployed pilots – yet these efforts remain nascent and under-resourced.
The USAID-funded Global LEAP Solar E-Waste Challenge will provide $1 million in grant funding to support innovations in e-waste management for the off-grid sector, and in doing so, will also catalyze broader and longer-term action to address the e-waste challenge. Grants will be available for the following:
- Recycling and e-waste management companies seeking to expand business activities in support of the off-grid sector across sub-Saharan Africa, and
- Solar home system distributors seeking to pilot and implement end-of-life programs.
The application window will open in March 2019. Additional details about the programme’s timeline, eligibility requirements, and selection process will be available soon.
For further information, please contact [email protected]foraccess.org with "E-Waste" in the subject line.