The Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP) 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, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo) as well … Read More
The World Bank and IFC jointly launched the Lighting Africa program, with the aim of providing modern lighting and energy products by 2030 to 250 million people who currently live off the grid. This case study outlines the challenges of the power situation in Kenya and highlights gender-smart solutions for women entrepreneurs to unlock the … Read More
A quick snapshot of why, how, and where, we do what we do.
This brochure provides a brief overview of the Lighting Africa program, including its approach and history. It replaces a previous version of the brochure published in 2015 to reflect new program-countries and updated results.
Launched in 2016, the overall goal of Lighting Africa/Tanzania is to contribute to the development of a commercial market for quality-verified solar lanterns and solar home systems (SHS). The target is to enable access to cleaner and safer off-grid lighting and energy for 6.5 million people in Tanzania by end 2019 – focusing predominantly on … Read More
This is the tax exemption decree that went into effect in Niger in September 2017, waiving import taxes and VAT on all renewable energy products.
This poster showing different types of solar lamps and their benefits was part of a consumer education campaign in Senegal.
A lively read for companies, investors, governments, and other key players interested in the opportunities and challenges presented by the dynamic off-grid solar market. The report tracks the groundbreaking technological advances and innovative business models which have emerged to transform the lives of millions through affordable modern solar energy services. This is the third in … Read More
Ceci est le deuxième numéro de la série de la bande dessinée « Spotlight ». Lighting Africa a commandé cette série afin qu’elle soit utilisée comme un outil de sensibilisation du consommateur, qui à la fois divertit et enseigne sur les avantages et l’utilisation de produits solaires hors réseau. Dans la série, le journaliste Ace … Read More
This is the second issue in the “Spotlight” comic book series. Lighting Africa commissioned this consumer education tool to entertain as it teaches about the benefits and use of off-grid solar products. In the series, news reporter Ace and his cousin Malaika uncover intriguing stories and solve many mysteries while they spread the knowledge and joy that comes with … Read More