Application Requirements

In 2020, the program will focus on renewable energy leaders in Africa. Applicants must work in, or their work must target, one or several countries in Africa (countries in Africa to be defined by membership of the African Union).

Additional eligibility requirements:

  • 5+ years of professional experience in renewable energy;
  • A track record of leadership and achievement in professional career or otherwise; and
  • Professional working proficiency in English (written and spoken).

The application should be submitted in English. While we can consider supplementary materials in other languages, we encourage applicants to provide English variations of materials to the extent possible. The application process requires at least one hour to complete.

Applications for the 2020 edition of the award will be accepted until 5 July 2020, 23:59 CET. A confirmation email will be sent to all applicants upon submission. We will be contacting the successful applicants in August 2020. If you have any questions about the status of your application, please contact [email protected].

Applications for the 2020 edition are now closed.


The 2021 edition of the award will launch in Q1 2021. We encourage all prospective applicants to check the website for further details at that time.


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