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Lighting Africa 2010 Business Conference and Trade Show

To showcase and expand business opportunities in the off-grid lighting market, targeting low income populations in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Locations

Swaziland
26° 19' 0.12" S, 31° 7' 59.88" E
South Africa
25° 42' 24.84" S, 28° 13' 45.84" E
Namibia
22° 34' 12" S, 17° 5' 0.96" E
Mozambique
25° 57' 55.08" S, 32° 35' 21.12" E
Malawi
13° 58' 59.88" S, 33° 46' 59.88" E
Lesotho
29° 19' 0.12" S, 27° 28' 59.88" E
Botswana
24° 38' 47.04" S, 25° 54' 42.84" E
Angola
8° 50' 17.988" S, 13° 14' 3.84" E
Main activity and output: 
  • Support non-fossil fuel based lighting businesses with market intelligence, business planning and support, financing facilitation, and product quality assurance
  • Provide a forum for renewable lighting companies to showcase their latest lighting products and services and to conduct networking
  • Identify opportunities in the off-grid lighting market for Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Establish business linkages and partnerships identifying new and innovative products, services, and business models
  • Report on the progress of 16 Development Marketplace winners from 11 sub-Saharan African countries that were awarded in late 2008.  (REEEP was a funder of these Development Marketplace winners.)
Expected impact: 
  • Identification of at least 30 business opportunities in off grid lighting, with over $5 million in prospective investments
  • Substitution of fossil-fuel based lighting sources with better quality lighting at lower costs.
  • Easy access to improved, modern lighting products and services for poor consumers.
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions from displaced fossil fuels.
  • Programs in at least 10 World Bank and donor countries successfully executed.
  • Uptake of the Light-Up Africa business model by other countries, regional programmes, and the private sector.