Burasolutions Solar Academy has been named as a winner in the prestigious Ashden Awards for climate innovation for its work in accelerating the energy transition through green skills. The announcement was made at a global celebration in London on Tuesday 14 November.
It was a tough competition for the awards and Burasolutions Solar Academy was chosen from over 200 applicants for its pioneering work and will receive a grant, publicity and support to grow and replicate their innovation. BuraSolutions Academy provides training opportunities for young people and individuals from marginalized communities, equipping them with the skills and knowledge required for solar PV installation, maintenance and entrepreneurship.
Burasolutions Solar Academy won the award category ‘’Powering Futures in Clean Energy’’, for building the workforce to energise the Global South. The annual Ashden Awards showcase the ground-breaking initiatives of climate pioneers that are showing what is possible in the shift to a fairer low carbon future. To maximise impact, the climate solutions charity also makes connections with funders, investors, policymakers and others, providing a global platform to showcase their work.
’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. Winning the Ashden Awards is very important to us as it has provided a platform for us to expand and showcase the impact of our work’’ – Buradom Getah, CEO Burasolutions Energy.
Ashden CEO Ashok Sinha said:
“This year’s Ashden Award winners prove that people are passionate about creating practical solutions to the climate emergency. Just look what happens as a result: higher incomes, better health, stronger communities and the creation of new jobs. These brilliant solutions need serious backing from policymakers and investors.”
‘’In addition to increasing access to clean and affordable energy in Nigeria, equipping young people and women with green entrepreneurial skills would drive sustainable development in Nigeria, reduce unemployment rate and the huge gender gap in the energy Industry’’- Janet Zagah, Co-founder Burasolutions Energy.
To watch all of this year’s winners, watch here: The 2023 Ashden Awards London Ceremony + live online viewing – Ashden