Premier IFC/World Bank Off-grid Lighting Conference in Senegal


WASHINGTON, October 25, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The joint IFC-World Bank Lighting Africa program, in partnership with Senegal’s Agency for Rural Electrification, invite the media to attend or cover the Third International Off-grid Lighting Conference and Trade Fair in Dakar, Senegal, November 13 – 15, 2012.

Lighting Africa will release the findings of the Africa Off-Grid Market Report. An estimated 600 million people in Africa live without electricity Solar Lighting for the Base of the Pyramid – Overview of an Emerging Market, Lighting Africa, 2010.. The global energy-for-the-poor market is valued at an unexploited $37 billion From Gap to Opportunity; Business Models for Scaling up Energy Access, IFC, June 2012..

Over 500 industry players will meet to showcase the latest developments in off-grid lighting technologies, and discuss innovative business models.

Dates: November 13 – 15, 2012

Venue: King Fahd Palace

Dakar, Senegal


•    M. Momar Nguer, Senior Vice President, Africa and Middle East for Supply and Marketing, TOTAL

•    Richenda van Leeuwen, Executive Director, Energy and Climate, Energy Access Initiative, United Nations Foundation

•    Jean Louis Ekra, Chairman and President of the African Export-Import Bank


International Finance Corporation (IFC) – The World Bank

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