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General Purposes

E-LICO Foundation

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Advancing Climate Change Solutions
  • Grant Amount $250,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2024–December 31, 2025
  • Location Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Geographic Focus Tanzania

About this grant

E-LICO Foundation is a Tanzanian local nonprofit that co-designs and implements innovative model projects supporting the productive use of solar energy services in rural communities. Over the past four years, E-LICO has benefited over 18,000 people through its community-focused projects, demonstrating several alternative productive uses of solar energy solutions. These model projects have created jobs and improved thousands of rural livelihoods in Tanzania’s Dodoma and Iringa regions. In the next two years, E-LICO will scale proven models for advancing the productive use of solar energy by engaging suitable partners. It will also facilitate public engagement through suitable communications and knowledge management products. In addition, E-LICO will lay the foundation for the long-term sustainability of its interventions in the productive use of the solar energy services sector of Tanzania by strengthening its organizational capacity.