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ILO Just Energy Transition Innovation Challenge 2022

ILO Just Energy Transition Innovation Challenge

Mar 11 - May 10, 2022
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Applications are now open for ILO Just Energy Transition Innovation Challenge!

The objective of the ILO Just Energy Transition Innovation Challenge is to identify, enhance, test and disseminate high-potential policy ideas and solutions that promote a just transition for all, breaking from business-as-usual.

What is ILO looking for?

The ILO is looking for innovative solutions and approaches that will:

  • Accelerate a just transition in the context of decarbonizing energy systems.
  • Benefit from ILO’s technical support and can be showcased.

Such solutions and approaches must be grounded in the ILO just transition guidelines and support bold climate action and decent work creation. It accepts ideas and solutions beyond the early ideation phase, that have been tested and are ready for scale-up. The applicant must be able to document the initial work and efforts made in advancing the idea, as well as how the assistance from the ILO will benefit the scale-up of the solution.

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Eligible Solutions:

The solutions should contribute to one or more of the following objectives:

  • Create jobs through energy actions and initiatives
  • Provide skills required in the energy transition
  • Protect and support workers and people otherwise negatively impacted by changes in the energy system
  • Promote better working conditions and ensure workers’ rights in renewable energy sectors
  • Enhance mechanisms of social dialogue as well as participation in just transition policy processes.
  • Provide finance and investments to support a just energy transition.
  • Promote access to technology and business development services for micro and small enterprises in the renewable energy sector (e.g. through business development).
  • Enhance equity in the renewable energy sector, including along gender lines and participation by vulnerable groups, and/or contributing to poverty reduction.
  • Develop and strengthen legal instruments relevant to a just transition.

Moreover, you can also submit other solutions that contribute to transitioning energy but do not fit any of the above categories.

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Any entity or legally recognized organization with contractual and registered capacity that has been in existence for at least two calendar years before the call deadline.

Entity or organisation means government agencies, employers’ and workers’ organizations, cooperatives, education, training, and research institutions, NGOs as well as civil society organizations.


The ILO Just Energy Transition will announce 3 winners amongst the proposals and solutions submitted. All 3 winners will benefit from:

  1.  technical assistance equivalent to the value of up to 50,000 USD.
  2. invitation to join the ILO Just Transition Innovation Network. This allows exchanging with other innovators and to share their solutions with ILO partners.
  3. Moreover, the winning proposal will receive visibility for its ideas and solutions

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Application Process

1st Application round

  • Develop your short proposal pitch of a maximum of 5000 characters, as well as your multimedia pitch
  • Submit your proposal via the Application Form by 31 January 2022 (midnight Geneva time).
  • Applications can be in English, French or Spanish. Participants will receive an email confirmation when ILO receives their applications.

2nd Application round

  • If your proposal is among the top 10% of the applications, the lead applicant will get a request to submit an extended project proposal.
  • The lead applicant will have approximately 3 weeks to prepare the extended proposal.
  • The application form for the second round will be sent directly to the lead applicant
  • Moreover, the proposal and the organization will be subject to an extensive eligibility check-in line with the ILO Grant Agreement Guidelines.



Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Event Date11 March,2022 to 10 May,2022
Deadline31 January,2022
Open toAll
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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