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THE 2022 Winners

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Energy for DevelopmentRenewable EnergyEnergy Access

Aurore

Solar provides water, lighting and jobs

India
International Ashden Award
Winner
Renewable EnergyRenewable & Low-Carbon Energy

Rural Energy Trust

Building supply and demand for wood fuel

UK
Ashden UK Award
Winner
Energy for DevelopmentRenewable EnergyRenewable & Low-Carbon EnergyEnergy Access

Prakratik Society

Biogas cooking stoves

India
International Ashden Award
Winner
Renewable EnergyRenewable & Low-Carbon Energy

Old Walls Hydro

Micro-hydro power for a Dartmoor farm

UK
Ashden UK Award
Winner
Energy and HealthEnergy for DevelopmentRenewable & Low-Carbon EnergyEnergy AccessClean CookingGender EqualityHealth

HELPS International

Factory production of fuel-efficient stoves

Central America
International Ashden Award
Winner
Energy for DevelopmentRenewable EnergyRenewable & Low-Carbon EnergyEnergy Access

Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP)

Micro-hydro power for remote mountain villages

Asia
International Ashden Award
Winner
Energy and WomenEnergy for DevelopmentEnergy AccessGender Equality

Escorts Foundation

Fuel-efficient wood stoves

Asia
International Ashden Award
Winner
Sustainable BuildingsSustainable Heating

Carbon Descent

Solar water heating for London homes

UK
Ashden UK Award
Winner
Renewable EnergyRenewable & Low-Carbon Energy

Cwmni Gwynt Teg

Welsh hill farmers set up wind farm

UK
Ashden UK Award
Winner
Energy for DevelopmentRenewable EnergyGreen Skills, Jobs and TrainingEnergy Access

Barefoot College

Solar energy brings light and employment

India
International Ashden Award
Winner
Energy for DevelopmentRenewable & Low-Carbon EnergyEnergy AccessClean CookingGender Equality

REC (formerly ERTC)

Local construction of efficient stoves

Africa
International Ashden Award
Winner
Energy and HealthEnergy for DevelopmentRenewable & Low-Carbon EnergyEnergy AccessClean Cooking

Prolena

Providing cleaner cooking for tortilla businesses in Nicaragua

Central America
International Ashden Award
Winner
Energy for DevelopmentRenewable EnergyRenewable & Low-Carbon EnergyEnergy Access

MPGVM

Solar lanterns for market traders

India
International Ashden Award
Winner
Renewable EnergyEnergy and HealthEnergy for DevelopmentRenewable & Low-Carbon EnergyEnergy AccessHealth

Engineers without Borders Madrid

Solar-powered communications for health centres in the Upper Amazon

South America
International Ashden Award
Winner
Energy for DevelopmentRenewable EnergyRenewable & Low-Carbon EnergyEnergy Access

WBREDA

Solar powers island mini-grids

India
International Ashden Award
Winner
Energy and HealthEnergy for DevelopmentRenewable EnergyRenewable & Low-Carbon EnergyEnergy AccessHealth

Tanzania AHEAD

Solar energy makes water safe to drink

Africa
International Ashden Award
Winner
Renewable EnergyRenewable & Low-Carbon Energy

WCS and ACCBNRM

Solar-powered electric fencing

Africa
International Ashden Award
Winner
Energy and WomenEnergy for DevelopmentRenewable & Low-Carbon EnergyEnergy AccessClean CookingHumanitarian Energy

Solar Cookers International

Solar cooking

Africa
International Ashden Award
Winner
Energy for DevelopmentClean CookingHealth

ARTI

India
International Ashden Award
Winner
Energy and HealthEnergy for DevelopmentClean CookingHealth

CEHEEN

Improved cooking stoves

Africa
International Ashden Award
Winner
Energy and HealthEnergy for DevelopmentClean CookingHealth

RETAP

Schools help save Kenya's forests with better stoves and woodlots

Africa
International Ashden Award
Winner
Energy and HealthEnergy for DevelopmentRenewable EnergyRenewable & Low-Carbon EnergyEnergy AccessHealth

Enersol

Solar electricity delivering clean water

Central America
International Ashden Award

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