Clean Energy: Togolese start-up Energy Generation wins Ashden Award 2022

Monday, 31 October 2022 13:06
Clean Energy: Togolese start-up Energy Generation wins Ashden Award 2022

(Togo First) - Energy Generation (EG), the Togolese start-up that works to improve energy access and develop skills, is among the winners of the Ashden Awards 2022. In its category, the start-up is a joint winner with Zimbabwe’s Zonful Energy, according to Farmers Review Africa, a pan-African media focused on agriculture. 

“For their work in improving energy access and developing skills, Togo’s Energy Generation and Zimbabwe’s Zonful Energy were declared joint winners in their category,” the source indicates.

Last  July, EG was picked as one of the awards' finalists and is now one of the four African winners of this prestigious award which recognizes initiatives that promote clean energy. The winners get also a $10,000 reward.

“Through our awards and at this, our first African ceremony, we are proud to celebrate and promote the groundbreaking climate solutions which will deliver a low-carbon future,” said Ashden’s CEO, Harriet Lamb, during the winners’ reveal in Nairobi, Kenya.

“Our winners and runners-up show how the continent is a hotbed of innovation, demonstrating the resilience and ingenuity of those most at risk from climate change. They also show that clean energy has the potential to create jobs -14 million in Africa by 2030 - and boost livelihoods. Green energy is a must,” he added.

The Ashden foundation will present the winners’ projects and testimonials at the upcoming COP27 in Egypt. Before that, the winners will attend the Ashden Awards global ceremony on November 2, in London.

Since 2001, over 240 innovators, worldwide, have won the Ashden award. Togo’s Rural Electrification and Clean Energy Agency (AT2ER) won this award for being “an exceptional pioneer worldwide” in the clean energy sector.

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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