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Lighting Africa identifies policy barriers to clean off-grid lighting

Lighting Africa has looked into the policy barriers to the adoption of modern lighting products and services, and recommendations for their mitigation in eight countries: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal, and Tanzania.

Policy-related issues have been identified by the lighting industry as key barriers to accelerating large-scale market penetration of improved, high quality, non-fossil fueled lighting products.  Lighting Africa conducted a  Policy Study to assess policy and regulatory barriers to modern lighting delivery in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) and to recommend improvements. The Study focuses on eight countries: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal, and Tanzania.

The project entailed documenting existing/planned policies and regulations at the country and regional level, identifying and analyzing key policy and regulatory barriers affecting adoption and scale-up, identifying good practices and approaches to improve policy and regulatory frameworks and their implementation, and conducting stakeholder workshops to validate and disseminate study results and follow-on actions.