The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy are seeking entries from inspirational and innovative local sustainable energy programmes from Asia, Africa and Latin America that reduce carbon emissions and provide significant social and economic benefits to local communities.

The Ashden Awards are unique: in addition to cash prizes, winners get wider recognition for their work and access to a substantial post-award support package to develop their work and help them reach scale. Our winners also gain access to funders, policy-makers and other relevant networks.

Past winners include micro-hydro schemes, fuel-efficient stove programmes, businesses selling solar home systems and lanterns and biogas programmes designed to replace fuel wood for heating and cooking.

Entry is free, and up to six winners will receive £20,000 each in prize money for programme development, with one winner receiving a gold award of £40,000. The awards will be presented at a VIP ceremony in London in June 2011. Applications are due by October 19th! For more information, including on how to apply, please visit www.ashdenawards.org/int_awards.

The awards will be presented at a VIP ceremony in London in June 2011. Entries needed by 19 October 2010.

For further information on past winners and to apply for an award visit: http://www.ashdenawards.org/

Read the 'Call for entries' here

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