Powering Agriculture: A Multi-Donor Approach to Supporting Clean Energy for Agricultural Growth
March 5, 2014, 3:30–5:30PM EST
Nexus 2014 Conference, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will be hosting an event at the Nexus 2014: Water, Climate, Food and Energy Conference to present a multi-donor approach designed to catalyze public and private resources to address barriers to growth within the clean energy/agriculture nexus. ‘Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development’ (www.PoweringAg.org) is a global initiative steered by USAID, the Governments of Sweden and Germany, and Duke Energy. Through this session, participants will be introduced to the Grand Challenge for Development model which supports a cadre of international innovators who have developed clean energy solutions to power irrigation systems, on-farm mechanization, refrigeration systems, and value-added processing facilities in developing countries. The session will also present a newly-launched online platform, which will serve as virtual repository and knowledge-sharing site for research, studies, and technological advancements focused on the important role clean energy services play in agriculture intensification and sustainable food production. Lessons learned will be shared on efforts made and challenges faced in developing cost-appropriate technologies, establishing effective business models, securing financing, and rallying public/private/academic interest within the clean energy/agriculture space.
Powering Ag Winners Announcement/DevelopmentXChange
December 11, 2013 - More information to follow
Join us as we announce the first winners of Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development. Globally, thirteen winners were selected and awarded funding of between $800,000 and $1.5 million to support the development and deployment of innovative clean energy solutions for the agricultural sector in emerging markets. On December 11th, you’ll have the chance to meet the winners, hear about their projects, and learn more about the critical issues at the nexus of clean energy and agriculture. Join us in person or on-line by registering today. We look forward to seeing you!
Powering Agriculture Energy Grand Challenge: Pre-Solicitation Discussion (Webinars)
July 9, 9:30AM EST (for General Audiences) &
July 11, 2:30PM EST (For Investors and Financial Institutions)
To Register, Cick HERE
This is an opportunity for you to help us create the program by asking questions, offering your thoughts & sharing your experiences about the nexus of energy and agriculture in developing countries. Join us on July 9th or 11th, but don't forget to review the Pre-solicitation by clicking on APPLY on the www.PoweringAg.org homepage. We look forward to speaking to you!
Announcement of Powering Agriculture: A Grand Challenge for Development at Rio +20
June 22, 11:00am-12:30pm
U.S. Center, Rio de Janeiro
This event will feature high-level speakers from the founding partners of the Grand Challenge, including USAID, the Swedish Government, Duke Energy, and the African Development Bank, and USDA. Additional high-level speakers from the US Government, partner country governments in Africa and Central America, and the NGO community will address the critical need for a catalyst in the agriculture and energy nexus.
Launch of Powering Agriculture: A Grand Challenge for Development
June 12, 2012, 4:15pm
Georgetown University, Washington DC
- Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator
- Kathleen Merrigan, Deputy Secretary, US Department of Agriculture (invited)
- Gunilla Carlsson, Swedish Minister of Development Cooperation
- David Mohler, CTO, Duke Energy
USAID Frontiers in Development Conference
June 11-13, 2012
Georgetown University, Washington DC
The three-day Frontiers in Development conference will serve as a forum for world leaders, government officials, and international development experts to address the rapidly changing context for global development. The conference will discuss key challenges and opportunities facing developing countries and development organizations and strengthen the analysis, design, and implementation of programs aimed at meeting these challenges.