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PRACTICES IN PROGRESS – SOLshare making strides toward expanding energy access in Bangladesh

SOLshare is a social enterprise based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, that seeks to promote sustainable, affordable energy access for rural households through peer-to-peer solar energy trading platforms and pay-as-you-go energy solutions. SOLshare participated in the 2014 Best Climate Practices Contest and has since then won other awards, including most recently the 2017 Startup Energy Transition Award. (…)

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PRACTICES IN PROGRESS – Shidhulai’s floating schools are an important driver of resilience

Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha, a non-profit organization based in Bangladesh, earned the experts choice award in the 2014 Best Climate Practices contest, held on the theme of “Energy Poverty Alleviation.” Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha operates a fleet of floating, solar-powered schools to ensure education for children in flood-prone areas of Bangladesh. As Mohammed Rezwan, founder of Shidhulai (…)