Lighting Africa/Nigeria: Tackling Energy Poverty At Its Source

13 July 2020 | Benefits of off-grid, In The News, Program Information

Access to energy – or the lack of it – significantly impacts an individual’s ability to live above the poverty line. Basic needs such as food, housing, shelter, education, and finance are all adversely impacted by energy poverty and its limitations on a community. Energy poverty makes people rely on expensive, hazardous, and polluting sources … Read More

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Job Scam Alert

08 October 2019 | In The News

International Finance Corporation (“IFC”) and The INTERNATIONAL BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT (“World Bank”) (jointly the ”World Bank Group”) have been made aware that various individuals or organizations are posting false job advertisements in the media and offering fraudulent letters of appointment on behalf of IFC, the World Bank, and/or the World Bank Group Lighting Africa program, including through a so-called organization “Solar … Read More

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Sierra Leone to benefit from US$200 million electrification project

01 December 2017 | In The News, Program Information

Sierra Leone is among nineteen countries in West Africa that will benefit from a regional off-grid electrification project that will provide beneficiary countries with needed support to foster a sustainable and scalable off-grid solar energy market to meet the electrification needs of its unserved populations under the Lighting Africa Program, supported by the World Bank … Read More

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A Quality Assurance Framework for Solar System Installations at Public Facilities in West Africa

14 November 2017 | In The News, Products & Quality Assurance

Courtesy of Schatz Energy Resource Center. By Meg Harper The Schatz Center and the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), with support from the World Bank through Lighting Africa, are working collaboratively with government partners in Nigeria and Niger to develop a new approach for the procurement, installation, and long-term maintenance of … Read More

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Lighting Africa to Support New Regional Program Targeting 19 West African Countries

06 November 2017 | Program Information

Recognizing the key role that off-grid energy sources can play in combating energy poverty, the preparation of a regional off-grid electrification project, funded by the World Bank and supported by Lighting Africa, was announced in Dakar on October 12, 2017, at the ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum 2017. The planned Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP) will … Read More

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Lighting Africa Program Kicks Off in Nigeria

14 March 2015 | Program Information

The Lighting Africa program, a joint initiative of IFC and the World Bank, was today launched in Nigeria where it will help increase access to affordable, clean and safer lighting for more than 30 percent of Nigeria’s population who live in rural areas, and have low incomes and no access to grid electricity. Lighting Africa … Read More

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Nigeria Consumer Insights Market Study 2013

01 August 2013 | Market Intelligence & Trends

This study examined awareness of solar lighting in Nigeria, perceptions among key stakeholders and effective communication strategies. Nationally only 36% of households are connected to the national grid and power outages are routine. Few consumers are aware of solar lighting but those who are view its safety and durability as advantages compared to alternatives, such … Read More

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