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Meet the Innovators

leading the way to a zero carbon future.

Calling all trailblazers

This year, the Ashden Awards will raise up climate pioneers transforming the world of work. 

Are you creating green jobs and delivering the training, connections and resources needed for thriving, fair and sustainable economies in the UK and low-income countries?

Register your interest for the 2023 Ashden Awards 

THE 2024 Winners

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Renewable Energy

GoGo Electric

Greening travel in Uganda – and the company’s focus on skills and training is helping it zoom ahead.

Africa
Powering Futures in Clean Energy
Winner
Refugee

Patapia

Helping refugee women in Uganda launch and grow businesses powered by clean energy.

Africa
Powering Refugees and Displaced People
Winner
Energy for Development

Salpha Energy

Manufactures high-quality clean energy products in Cross River, Nigeria

Africa
Energy Innovation (Global South)
Winner
Natural Climate Solutions

Ujamaa Community Resource Team

Helped more than 120 Indigenous communities in rural Tanzania secure the rights to their land, manage it, and create a sustainable living from it.

Africa
Natural Climate Solutions
Winner
Energy EfficiencyGreen Communities

Energise Barnsley

Lowering bills for older people in social housing, using the power of solar energy.

UK
People's Energy
Winner
Natural Climate Solutions

Wild Haweswater

Restoring degraded land in the lake district.

UK
Nature based solutions
Winner
Renewable Energy

tepeo

tepeo’s Zero Emission Boiler (ZEB®) is a smart, efficient alternative to a traditional gas, oil, LPG, or electric boiler.

UK
Energy Innovation
Winner
Energy for Development

Power for All

Power for All's Utilities 2.0 pilot has pioneered a new approach in the Ugandan village of Kiwumu.

Africa
Ashden Award for Integrated Energy Africa
Finalist
Natural Climate Solutions

ECA Amarakaeri

Amarakaeri reserve in southern Peru are working with officials to secure their future. Their survival creates protection for the rainforests they call home.

South America
Ashden Award for Natural Climate Solutions
Winner
Green Solutions

HUSK Power Systems

The ambitious Sunshot Initative, a brainchild of Husk Power Systems (Husk), aims to benefit 7.7million people across the continent within five years.

Africa
Ashden Award for Outstanding Achievement
Winner
Energy and WomenEnergy for Development

Collectives for Integrated Livelihoods Initiatives (CInI)

Collectives for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives (CInI) is a non-profit, supporting women to raise their incomes – and become leaders in their communities.

India
Ashden Award for Powering Agriculture
Finalist
Smart Energy

tepeo

tepeo’s Zero Emission Boiler (ZEB®) is a smart, efficient alternative to a traditional gas, oil, LPG, or electric boiler.

UK
Energy Innovation
Winner
Refugee

USAFI Green Energy

Locally made cooking stoves from USAFI Green Energy protect people’s health and create jobs

Africa
Ashden Award for Powering Refugees and Displaced People
Winner
Retrofit

HACT

Action to make UK homes warm and energy efficient will cut emissions, fight fuel poverty and create green jobs.

UK
Ashden Award for Energy Innovation
Winner
Regenerative AgricultureGreen Skills, Jobs and Training

FarmED

FarmED is a not-for-profit organisation based at Honeydale Farm in the Cotswolds. It educates members of the local community, farmers, policy makers, students and researchers on the benefits of climate and nature-friendly farming

UK
Ashden Award for Future Farmers
Finalist
Refugee

Care for Social Welfare International, Nigeria

Care for Social Welfare International works with people displaced from disputed lands, who are now living in Nigeria’s Cross River State.

Africa
Ashden Award for Powering Refugees and Displaced People
Finalist
Green Communities

Liverpool City Council

Liverpool City Council has brought nature to urban neighbourhoods to help tackle the threat posed by extreme weather, a danger made worse by climate change.

UK
Ashden Award for Local Nature Recoverers
Finalist
Energy Access

Mobility for Africa

In Zimbabwe, a fleet of Hambas – electric tricycles designed for women – are helping farmers to get their business moving.

Africa
Ashden Award for Powering Agriculture
Finalist
Green Skills, Jobs and TrainingEnergy Access

Fondazione ACRA

ACRA supports marginalised women in rural Senegal to launch solar-powered businesses, with training and access to products and finance

Africa
Ashden Award for Powering Futures in Clean Energy
Winner
Green Solutions

Enfield Council and Thames21

Working with local residents, this collaboration has restored rivers and created new ponds, woods and wetlands to build climate resilience in north London

UK
Ashden Award for Local Nature Recoverers
Winner
Regenerative AgricultureNatural Climate Solutions

CERAF-Nord

CERAF-NORD supports communities around Benue National Park, and in the north of Cameroon, to restore degraded land through agroforestry

Central Africa
Ashden Award for Natural Climate Solutions
Winner
Energy for Development

Burasolutions Solar Academy

The Bura Solutions Academy is powering up careers in Nigeria’s solar sector

Africa
Ashden Award for Powering Futures in Clean Energy
Finalist
Regenerative FarmingGreen Skills, Jobs and Training

Black Mountains College

Managing land sustainably is vital to creating a healthy farming sector in the UK

UK
Ashden Award for Future Farmers
Winner
Energy Access

Zonful Energy

Clean energy installation and training for young people in off-grid, rural areas

Africa
Energy Access Skills

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