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Description/achievement of initiative

Lighting Africa is a joint International Finance Corporation and World Bank program that supports the global lighting industry in developing affordable, clean, and efficient modern lighting and energy solutions for millions of Sub-Saharan Africans who currently live without access to the electricity grid. Lighting Africa aims to leverage global expenditures on fuel-based lighting to develop, accelerate, and sustain the market for modern off-grid lighting alternatives including the latest light-emitting diode, fluorescent, human-cranking, and solar technologies.
Source: World Resources Institute (2011) A Compilation of Green Economy Policies, Programs, and Initiatives from Around the World. The Green Economy in Practice: Interactive Workshop 1, February 11th, 2011


Lighting Africa is a joint International Finance Corporation and World Bank program that supports the global lighting industry in developing affordable, clean, and efficient modern lighting and energy solutions for millions of Sub-Saharan Africans who currently live without access to the electricity grid. Lighting Africa aims to leverage global expenditures on fuel-based lighting to develop, accelerate, and sustain the market for modern off-grid lighting alternatives including the latest light-emitting diode, fluorescent, human-cranking, and solar technologies.


The benefits of the initiative are as follows:


Skills training/education of energy sources and availability via consumer outreach campaign.


Improved access to energy.


Reduced kerosene use.


Reduced greenhouse gas emissions.


Increased market opportunities for renewable energy: an estimated 100,000 lanterns and task lights were sold in Ghana, Kenya and elsewhere in 2009 by 22 manufacturers.


Reduced barriers between the global lighting industry and local service providers.

Implementation methodologies

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Partner(s)

Deliverables
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Goal 8
Resources devoted to implementation
SMART
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SDGs
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Location: Africa region
Date of completion:
Operating in countries
Partner connections
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