#Opportunity: Call for Applications for the 2016 UN-DESA Grant on Energy for Sustainable Development


The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) calls for applications for the 2016 UN-DESA Grant on Energy for Sustainable Development.

The programme, ‘Powering the Future We Want – Recognizing Leadership and Innovative Practices in Energy for Sustainable Development’, seeks to promote leadership and innovative practices in meeting the global energy challenge.

As the thematic focus for this year is: ‘Energy for Sustainable Transport,’ the 2016 grant seeks to progress sustainable development by encouraging scientific and technological innovations and fostering leadership initiatives and innovative actions that improve energy for sustainable transport, while addressing economic, social and environmental sustainability.

A grant of one million US dollars is awarded to an individual, institution or partnership based on past and current achievements, to fund future capacity development activities in energy for sustainable development.

The grant programme will be implemented for an initial period of 5 years, from 2014 until 2019. The grant programme is funded exclusively through extra-budgetary contributions, with the initial contributions provided by the China Energy Fund Committee.

Forward your questions to poweringthefuture@un.org

To apply, click here

Deadline: August 15, 2016


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