14 March 2013

Help turn on the lights for people living in Poverty with a Pollinate Energy Fellowship

Want to help turn on the lights for people living in poverty?

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2014-2024 the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All, recognising that access to modern affordable energy services in developing countries is essential for the achievement of internationally agreed development goals. But there are over 1.3 billion people around the world living in energy poverty, 319 million of whom are in India alone.

Pollinate Energy is a not-for-profit start-up that delivers clean energy to families living in urban slums in Bangalore, India. They do this by training local entrepreneurs (“Pollinators”) to sell solar lighting systems and provide ongoing service support to these communities.

If you are interested in working side by side with local entrepreneurs as they explore new communities and build their clean energy business, then you should consider undertaking a practical four week Fellowship Program in India. All under close guidance and support from Pollinate Energy, this is a unique opportunity to apply your skills in a developing country context, and help provide affordable energy solutions to people living in poverty.

Students and recent graduates from all educational backgrounds are encouraged to apply. No prior knowledge of renewable energy systems is required.

Applications for their July Fellowship close Monday 8 April, 2013.

For more information visit www.pollinateenergy.org or can get in touch with them directly at info@pollinateenergy.org.

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