BuraSolutions Is Revealed As A Finalist In The 2023 Ashden Awards.
Burasolutions is among one of twelve outstanding organisations delivering innovative climate solutions that have reached the finals of the prestigious 2023 Ashden Awards.
Over 200 organisations applied for the 2022 Ashden Awards, and Burasolutions is one of just two finalists in the category of Powering Futures in Clean Energy for building the workforce to energise the Global South after a rigorous assessment and judging process involving on-the-ground visits and input from sector experts. Award winners will be announced in November just before the world climate conference COP28.
Burasolutions Solar Academy presents a unique opportunity for women and people in marginalized communities in Nigeria to get green skills in the renewable energy sector. It is an intensive but encompassing learning experience that provides young people with industry-relevant skills and helps them gain support for effective engagement and deployment of renewable energy technologies. Through our training programs, we aim to increase access to renewable energy solutions, reduce poverty, and promote gender equality. We are based in Nigeria and so far we have trained and empowered hundreds of young Renewable Energy Entrepreneurs in Nigeria.
“Our Solar PV Training program includes additional modules in innovation and entrepreneurship to enable trainees to function independently in the industry upon graduation. Our students also have the rare privilege to be linked gainful jobs, mentorship, and financing opportunities. We believe our work has the potential to reduce energy poverty and drive sustainable development in Nigeria. Reaching the Ashden finalist is very important to us as it has provided a platform for us to expand and showcase the impact of our work” – Buradum Geteh, CEO Burasolutions Energy.
Ashden, a UK charity, has been spotlighting transformative climate solutions for more than 20 years through their prestigious Awards scheme. Dr Stephen Hall, Head of Awards at Ashden, said: “Our finalists are boundary-pushing pioneers cutting emissions and restoring nature. Crucially, they show how green jobs and community projects can drive a just transition and more equal society.”
“In addition to increasing access to clean and affordable energy in Nigeria, equipping young people and women with green entrepreneurial skills would also drive sustainable development in Nigeria, reduce unemployment rate and the huge gender gap in the energy Industry”- Janet Zagah, Director of Strategy and Partnerships Burasolutions Energy. You can see the full list of finalists here: https://bit.ly/3E8isA0.