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SE for ALL forum logo 2024, 10-3-23
  • Rescheduled to early 2025 (Bridgetown, Barbados): Sustainable Energy for All Global Forum - Building on Prime Minister Mottley’s Bridgetown Initiative for the reform of development finance, the Forum will address the challenge of how we can mobilize sufficient finance on the right terms to meet global goals, especially for the most underserved communities, countries and regions – such as Small Island Developing States. The event wil be co-hosted by Sustainable Energy for All and the Government of Barbados, led by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley. More information...

Requests for proposal

  • Decentralized Renewable Energy Solutions utilizing Solar and Bio-Energy - Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments of ScienceDirect, is requesting guest-author submissions. The special issue, VSI: DRES is devoted to publishing research articles reporting the innovative designs and design interventions in solar thermal and bio-energy for decentralized energy systems (DES). It includes i) new and novel designs of prototype or commercial devices and technologies, their development, modeling and simulations and experimental validation; ii) innovations for processes, techniques, utilization, and applications; iii) novel use of materials for improving efficiency, performance, techno-economic feasibility, and sustainability and iv) research findings addressing the socio-economic, health and safety impacts, and life cycle assessments leading to proposing novel devices for DES. The Deadline for submission is 31 July 2024. More submittal information...
CONSOLFOOD 2025 logo, 4-28-24
  • The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 15th December 2024 - Advances in Solar Thermal Food Processing (CONSOLFOOD2025) is being planned for the 5th, 6th and 7th of May, 2025 in Marseille, France. The gathering expects to attract, once again, top experts from all over the world to present and discuss topics related to advances in solar food processing and solar cooking. An exhibition of solar cookers will be available for viewing during the conference at the nearby the solar restaurant Le Présage. The solar restaurant, along with the demonstration cookers, will produce a solar lunch. The whole conference program will be delivered in hybrid format, so those who register, but are not present at Marseille, will be able to participate online. Your abstracts should be sent via email to Celestino Ruivo at cruivo@ualg.pt in .doc, .docx, or pdf format. You should limit your abstract to 400 words, and follow these guidelines. All abstracts will be reviewed and assessed by members of the scientific committee. The organizing committee will inform each author whether their submitted abstract has been accepted. The committee encourages all authors to write an optional full length paper for inclusion in our conference proceedings. Successful authors should pre-record their presentations, using Powerpoint, or similar software. They will be invited to submit either a) a short presentation, of about 7 minutes duration, or b) a longer presentation, of about 25 minutes to cruivo@ualg.pt by 30th March 2025. The expected conference fee is 200 euros before 1st April 2025. Interested people facing financial difficulties should contact the organizing committee.

All country events

Barbados

SE for ALL forum logo 2024, 10-3-23
  • Rescheduled to early 2025 (Bridgetown, Barbados): Sustainable Energy for All Global Forum - Building on Prime Minister Mottley’s Bridgetown Initiative for the reform of development finance, the Forum will address the challenge of how we can mobilize sufficient finance on the right terms to meet global goals, especially for the most underserved communities, countries and regions – such as Small Island Developing States. The event wil be co-hosted by Sustainable Energy for All and the Government of Barbados, led by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley. More information...

France

Inti logo 1, 3-26-24


CONSOLFOOD 2025 logo, 4-28-24
  • The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 15th December 2024 - Advances in Solar Thermal Food Processing (CONSOLFOOD2025) is being planned for the 5th, 6th and 7th of May, 2025 in Marseille, France. The gathering expects to attract, once again, top experts from all over the world to present and discuss topics related to advances in solar food processing and solar cooking. An exhibition of solar cookers will be available for viewing during the conference at the nearby the solar restaurant Le Présage. The solar restaurant, along with the demonstration cookers, will produce a solar lunch. The whole conference program will be delivered in hybrid format, so those who register, but are not present in Marseille, will be able to participate online. Your abstracts should be sent via email to Celestino Ruivo at cruivo@ualg.pt in .doc, .docx, or pdf format. You should limit your abstract to 400 words and follow these guidelines. All abstracts will be reviewed and assessed by members of the scientific committee. The organizing committee will inform each author whether their submitted abstract has been accepted. The committee encourages all authors to write an optional full-length paper for inclusion in our conference proceedings. Successful authors should pre-record their presentations, using PowerPoint, or similar software. They will be invited to submit either a) a short presentation, of about 7 minutes duration, or b) a longer presentation, of about 25 minutes to cruivo@ualg.pt by 30th March 2025. The expected conference fee is 200 euros before 1 April 2025. Interested people facing financial difficulties should contact the organizing committee.

Mexico

Solar Cuernavaca poster 2, 4-5-24 copy
  • First Sunday of the month (Cuernavaca, Morelos): Cuernavaca Solar Cooking and Solar Drying Club - The club meets the first Sunday of the month for solar cooking, 11:00am - 2:00pm. You can bring ingredients and utensils to cook with the sun and share sunny food at the end. San Miguel Ecological Park Acapantzingo, Av. Atlacomulco No.14, Acapantzinga, 62448 Cuernavaca, Mor. Mexico. If you like to bring materials to build your solar kitchen or solar dryer, we will send you the plans and list of materials by mail. jm.hernandezjarquin@gmail.com

United Kingdom

Dave Oxford at Green Gathering, 7-9-24
  • NEW:  1-4 August 2024 (Chepstow): Join Dave Oxford, from SLiCK solar cookers, at the annual Green Gathering to be held at Piercefield Park. He will be demonstrating a variety of the company's solar cookers. Dave mentions they have one or perhaps two cheap festival tickets available, in return for some help at the SLiCK pitch. You would need to be someone with experience/knowledge of Solar Cooking, and water carrying, and washing up. If you are available/interested, please get in touch – PM either Dave Oxford or Stewart Maclachlan via Solar Cooking UK Facebook.

Awards and grants

  • Climate Adaptation Challenge Fund: The Mastercard Foundation Fund for Resilience and Prosperity will run competitive challenges or calls for proposals aimed at Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) that show the potential to create work opportunities for young women and men, young people living with disabilities or refugee youth in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Fund will run these challenges across three sectors to establish a robust portfolio of innovative SMEs as they create work opportunities in SSA. The Climate Adaptation Fund will launch in 2025 and be open for nine months. Details of the challenge will be provided at a later stage. More information...
  • Roddenberry Catalyst Fund: Applications accepted anytime (EN) - The Catalyst Fund is geared towards small and/or early-stage ideas and projects that need a capital infusion to launch or prove viability. Catalyst awardees are typically piloting a program, venturing into new territory, on the cusp of launching, or pivoting in a new direction. The Catalyst Fund makes grants between $2,500–$15,000 to anyone, anywhere in the world addressing pressing global challenges. You can have 25 years of experience or be just starting out. You can be working alone, with a team, as part of a non-profit organization, a social enterprise, or a for-profit corporation. See the following link for more information: https://roddenberryfoundation.org/our-work/catalyst-fund/#faq
  • LUSH Charity Pot Grants: Applications accepted anytime (EN/FR/ES) - Charity Pot grants support small, grassroots organizations in North America and around the world that are working on the root cause of issues and creating long-term sustainable change. [They] support organizations working in areas of animal protection, environmental justice, and human rights....Applications are submitted via an online granting system asking about your organization’s purpose, main activities, governance structure and annual revenue. Additionally, a description of the project that you’re seeking funding for is requested along with an itemized budget, timeline and how the project’s success will be measured. Our support ranges from a few thousand dollars to a maximum of $15,000 per project. Applications available in English, French, and Spanish. See the following link for more information: https://www.lushusa.com/stories/article_funding-and-application-guidelines.html
  • GEF Small Grants Programme: Applications accepted anytime (EN) - SGP grants are made directly to community-based organizations (CBOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in recognition of the key role they play as a resource and constituency for environment and development concerns. The maximum grant amount per project is US$50,000, but averages around US$25,000. In this way, SGP complements the large and medium-sized GEF project funding by providing a window for the direct participation of NGOs, local communities, and other grassroots organizations. How to apply..., and find your national coordinator

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