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SELCO Foundation

  • SELCO Foundation was founded in 2010 and is based in India .
  • Type of organisation: NGO

The philosophy of SELCO Foundation is that decentralized renewable energy solutions need to be implemented holistically by combining technology, finance and social aspects to demonstrate the link between environmental sustainability and poverty alleviation. Interventions of the organization leads to improved quality of life and increased incomes for the poor: with the underlying aim to create processes that can be replicated around the world for 3 billion poor people.

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Key Activities
SELCO Foundation is focused on building enabling conditions- the ecosystem- to increase the accessibility, affordability and sustainability of decentralized renewable energy sector for the poor. The Foundation adopted a grassroots approach to create an independent, open source innovation lab rooted in local partnerships focused on linkages between sustainable energy and poverty alleviation. We work across the verticals of health, housing, education and livelihoods with cross cutting themes of skill development, financial inclusion, policy and technology development.
Main Activities
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Target Groups
for clean cooking:
  • Productive use and livelihoods
for electricity:
  • Households
  • Productive use and livelihoods
  • Communities and social institutions (including schools and health centers)
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Other themes: health, housing energy nexus
Energy Solution Focus
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Where we work
Our regions of operation are: South Asia.

Our countries of operation are: India, Philippines, Tanzania.
Our headquarter is based in:

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decentralised energy, energy efficiency, last mile solutions
Contact Details
We work together with the following ACCESS coalition partners: Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), Hivos, World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), World Resources Institute (WRI).
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