2017 UN DESA Grant on Energy for Sustainable Development


The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. UN DESA recognizes that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. The thematic focus for the 2017 UN DESA Energy Grant is “Sustainable Energy for Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Prosperity in a Changing World”, reflecting the multiple roles that energy plays in eradication of poverty through advancements in health, education, water supply, industrialization and combating climate change.

Diaspora Challenge: Unleashing Africa’s Secret Weapon

Diaspora Challenge is seeking business ideas that make an impact in these 3 critical sectors
  • Education
How might we harness the potential of technology to bridge the education gap and unlock the potential of the young people of Africa?
  • FinTech
How might we connect the unserved & underserved population in Africa to affordable financial services using readily available technology?
  • Energy
How might we use technology to effectively distribute clean and affordable energy to homes & industries across Africa?

More info / Submit idea at http://www.diasporachallenge.com