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The Global LEAP Awards COVID-19 Update
To mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the off-grid solar sector, the Global LEAP Awards team has been working closely with stakeholders to support companies participating in our competitions and results-based financing programs.
USAID Announces the Winners of the second Global LEAP Awards Solar E-Waste Challenge
The second Global LEAP Awards Solar E-Waste Challenge selected four winning companies to implement innovative projects in off-grid battery technologies in five countries across sub-Saharan Africa.
The Second Global LEAP Awards Solar E-Waste Challenge Nomination Summary
The Global LEAP Awards receive 59 applications to implement projects in 49 African countries for the second round of the Solar E-Waste Challenge.
Innovations in Off-Grid Solar E-Waste Management
This report presents case studies on the first round of the inaugural Global LEAP Awards Solar E-Waste Challenge, offering detailed analysis of eight projects addressing growing e-waste levels from the off-grid solar sector in sub-Saharan Africa.
Sustainable Solar E-Waste and Battery Technology Management: A Qualitative Study of Off-Grid Solar Markets Across Uganda and Senegal
Given the growing demand and subsequent sales expansion across sub-Saharan Africa for affordable, modern solar household systems, the time to ensure a positive industry legacy is now.
Global LEAP Awards Solar E-Waste Market Scoping Report
This report summarizes the state of off-grid solar e-waste management efforts in sub-Saharan Africa, identifying key barriers and opportunities for innovations that mitigate the risks e-waste poses to human health and the environment.