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New Video: The Solar Story, Lighting Africa in Kenya

30 November 2018 Program Information Kenya

In 2009, IFC/World Bank launched the Lighting Africa program in Kenya, with an objective of mobilizing the private sector to create markets for clean and affordable off-grid lighting products for rural communities not connected to the grid. At the time, Kenya had a national grid access rate of twenty-three percent, and only five percent connections … Read More

Lighting Africa/Tanzania leads the way in Pico PV standards awareness

30 April 2018 In The News, Products & Quality Assurance Tanzania

In September 2017, with support from the World Bank Group, the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) officially adopted the Lighting Global Quality Standards for Pico solar products as mandatory standards for all imported solar Pico products in Tanzania. These standards include benchmarks for product quality, warranties, and performance reporting requirements. In order to pave way … Read More

Une ligne de crédit de 7 millions de dollars US pour l’électricité solaire hors réseau va être lancée au Niger

05 March 2018 Program Information, Projects Niger

Le 6 mars, le gouvernement du Niger annoncera le lancement officiel d’une ligne de crédit de 7 millions de dollars visant à stimuler le développement d’un marché des Kits Solaires Domestiques (KSD) pour les produits répondant aux normes de qualité reconnues par le programme Lighting Global ainsi que pour des systèmes de pompage solaire de … Read More

BIMAS Kenya Ltd recognized among Top Companies in Kenya

04 February 2018 Program Information Kenya

Microfinance institution and Lighting Africa/Kenya client BIMAS Kenya Ltd was recently recognized as one of the top 100 medium-sized companies in Kenya. This is the second time that the MFI entered the competition, making a significant jump from position 98 in 2011, to position 37 this year. The MFI works with the Lighting Africa/Kenya program … Read More