EEP Africa Rising Energy Leaders 2021: Call for Nominations

Nominations open for 2021 Rising Energy Leader award!


The Rising Energy Leader award shines a spotlight on young professionals who are leading the clean energy transition in Africa. The nomination deadline is 24 October 2021.

Up to a maximum of five (5) nominees will be selected for recognition as leaders in the sector. The winners will be invited to participate in a roundtable discussion at the virtual EEP Africa Knowledge Week. A profile of each individual winner will be developed and shared via social media and the EEP Africa website.

Who is eligible?

Any young person (no older than 35 years in 2021) who has added value to a project funded by EEP Africa.

What do we look for?

  • A strong commitment to advancing the clean energy transition in Africa
  • At least 3 years of experience with clean energy technology, sales or business models
  • Demonstrated professional growth or achievement within the company
  • An emerging leader with goals for the future

How to apply?

Fill out an online application form and upload a copy of your CV (in English) and details about your connection to the EEP Africa portfolio (name of project developer and your relationship to them). Include contact information for one reference (i.e. supervisor, colleague, mentor) from the relevant EEP Africa project developer.

When will the winner be announced?

The 2021 cohort of winners will be presented at the virtual EEP Africa Knowledge Week during 22-26 November.

DEADLINE: Submit your self-nomination by 24 October 2021

Read about the inaugural group of 2020 winners here >>