Lighting Rural Tanzania Competition 2012 (LRTC2012) is a competitive grant program that aims at supporting private enterprises in developing and delivering a wide array of modern lighting products for rural households and businesses. Lighting Rural Tanzania Competition builds upon the base of lighting technologies that exist today, seeking market solutions to provide an array of products with the quality, applications, cost, and configurations needed by the low income market segment. The competition is focused on increasing access to modern renewable energy sources in rural Tanzania, improving lighting technologies and reducing use of kerosene lamps and candles.
Lighting Rural Tanzania Competition (LRTC2012) comes as a continuation of the Lighting Rural Tanzania Competition (LRTC) program. The first competition, LRTC2010, saw a total of ten project winning grants totaling one million United States dollars (USD $1,000,000.00).
The Lighting Rural Tanzania Competition (LRTC) is organized in collaboration with the World Bank.
The overall objective is the provision of clean, affordable, sustainable and environmentally friendly energy services to rural communities in Mainland Tanzania.
The following are specific objectives of the competition:
The competition seeks to support innovative and sustainable local-level solutions that improve the quality of and access to modern energy services for off-grid communities in Mainland Tanzania. In doing so, the Rural Energy Agency and the community will gain valuable insights on providing effective and efficient service delivery to these people.
The competition is open to a wide variety of development innovators, including Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and other Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), international partners, private foundations, universities and schools, private sector groups, individuals, and local and municipal governments.
Proposals will be screened to ensure that they conform to the following criteria:
Proposals will be assessed according to the following criteria:
Applicants are encouraged to apply online, click here to start applying online. To use our online proposal form, you must register and have a valid account and profile with www.rea.go.tz. Registration is free.
If you are not able to access the internet or our website, please contact the LRTC2012 Team by phone at +255 22 2412001, +255 22 2412002 +255 787 760020 or +255 784 969313; by Fax at +255 22 2412007 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Other methods of application include a downloadable e-mail template for e-mail or print/postal submissions.
PPlease note that all proposals must be submitted before 11:00 East African Time (08:00 GMT) on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012. Online proposals are only considered completed when they have been officially submitted (i.e., you must specifically select the option “Yes (Please SUBMIT Proposal Now)” on line #95 before clicking the “Submit Proposal Now” button).
Applications will only be accepted in English. If successfully submitted, the LRTC2012 Online Application System will acknowledge receipt of your application for your records. Any proposals in draft form will not be considered for evaluation.
The program competition is guided by the values of inclusiveness, diversity, fairness, and transparency. The overall process is described below.
To take advantage of the presence of a variety of development actors in one place, LRTC2012 will convene a Knowledge Exchange workshop to share ideas and engage finalists with other representatives of the development community in productive and inventive partnerships and networks.
Up to twenty (20) winning proposals will be selected at LRTC2012.
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