Benin

A Regional Approach

Lighting Africa is supporting efforts to increase electricity access to households, businesses and communities through modern off-grid electrification in Benin and 18 other West African countries through a Regional Off-Grid Electrification Access Project (ROGEAP).

Statistics
Population

11.8

million

Per Capita GNI

820

USD

Electricity Access Rate

18

%

rural

67

%

urban

42

%

national

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The objective of the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Access Project (ROGEAP) is to provide targeted West African countries with needed support to foster a sustainable and scalable off-grid electrification market to meet the electrification needs of unserved populations.

ROGEAP

The Regional Off-Grid Electrification Access Project (ROGEAP) will aim to increase electricity access to households, businesses, and communities through modern off-grid electrification in the 15 Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo) as well as Cameroon, the Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, and Mauritania.

Lighting Africa will support ROGEAP by working with both the governments and the private sector to make quality-verified off-grid solar lighting and energy products more readily available in West Africa. We will work closely with ECOWAS and the West African Development Bank (Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement or BOAD), ROGEAP’s implementing agency, to draw new actors to the market, and support existing players in growing their sales.

You can read more about ROGEAP here.

This page was created January 2018