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Dr Ewan Kirk — “We want charities to experiment, think up innovative ideas, then go and try them.”

This month, we conducted an interview with our co-founder, Dr Ewan Kirk, on the Turner Kirk Trust’s innovative approach to funding, grant-making, and philanthropy.

SolarAid launches new pilot to find sustainable model for deploying solar lights in Africa

SolarAid is launching lighting systems in 500 homes in Kasakula, Malawi this month as part of its ‘Light a Village’ pilot, in an attempt to find a method to end energy poverty in all of super-rural Africa.

The Turner Kirk Trust funds innovative pilot to light up rural Africa

SolarAid is launching ‘Light a Village’ – a new game-changing initiative to implement a new commercial model that aims to reach 100% penetration of solar energy in a single, rural off-grid community in Malawi.
Ewan Kirk with Cambridge University students

University of Cambridge launches the Kirk Global Challenge to jumpstart economic growth in the developing world

Ewan Kirk has joined forces with the University of Cambridge’s engineering department to launch the Kirk Global Challenge, a new student competition to find original and innovative ideas for growth in the developing world.