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Africa in the spotlight at Ashden Climate Innovation Awards

Four of the five Global South winners of the 2023 Ashden Prize are African low-carbon innovators, one of whom received the Outstanding Achievement Award. The other three winners are from the UK.

Winners from Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya and Cameroon were recognized for making significant progress in addressing the biggest climate challenges, clean energy, natural climate solutions and agriculture.

The 2023 Ashden Prize, presented at the Royal Geographical Society in London, recognizes work that supports marginalized communities and those most at risk from the climate crisis.

African winners

USAFI Green Energy in northwestern Kenya brings affordable, clean energy and employment opportunities to the people of Kakuma Refugee Camp as well as the local community.

Africa in the spotlight at Ashden Climate Innovation Awards


CERAF-Nord supports communities in northern Cameroon to restore degraded land through agroforestry and beekeeping.
Burasolutions Solar Academy in Nigeria trains women and marginalized people to join the clean energy workforce.
The Power for All Uganda Utility 2.0 Twaake project provides affordable, reliable and sustainable electricity to rural communities.
Outstanding Achievement Award

Husk Power Systems is a pioneer in community solar microgrids in Africa and Asia. The company has expanded rapidly in recent years, adding more than 1,400 mini-grids in the past five years.

Other honorees

The Collective for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives (Clnl) in India helps women in India’s central tribal belt use clean energy to improve their incomes and become community leaders.
Three organizations from the United Kingdom also received awards. All received grants, global publicity, and connections to funders, investors, and partners that can help them create greater impact.

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