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Solar E-Waste Challenge

A grant program to support innovations in e-waste management for the off-grid sector

Kenyan Coast

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.