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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 (…)

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2015 UN-DESA Grant for Innovative Practices in Energy for Sustainable Development

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) is running a call for proposals for the 2015 UN-DESA Grant on Energy for Sustainable Development, under the “Powering the Future We Want” initiative. The ‘Powering the Future We Want’ initiative is aimed at promoting universal access to modern energy services while reducing energy-related emissions. After seeing (…)