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    Swiss / Italian NGO Mabawa (, is looking to harness the power of open innovation to bring electricity to the rural village of Nyamyumba, Rwanda. Leveraging Skipso’s Open Innovation platform (, Mabawa is looking to find innovative and cost-effective off-grid solutions to bring electricity to a rural village in Rwanda, Africa.

    The Rwanda Rural Electrification Challenge comprises two phases. This first phase aims to generate high-level ideas for cost-efficient, reliable, standalone (off-grid) solutions which explore the use of multiple renewable energy sources. The winning solution/s will get a total cash award of $2,500. The top 10 will be considered for Phase 2 of the challenge, which will aim to develop a detailed project to provide electricity to the school, refectory and health centre of the village.

    The winner of Phase 2 will be considered for implementation in Nyamyumba, Rwanda.

    To view the full requirements, join the challenge project room and submit your idea, you can register for free on and go to the ‘Innovation Lab’ section of the website, or you can email me directly on and I will be happy to tell you more about the project.

    We also have a referral scheme, if you refer a qualified expert / organization you can earn up to $2,000 when they solve a Skipso challenge!

    Thanks a lot and I look forward to your ideas.

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