Dubai (UAE), October 26 – 29, 2015: IFC’s Lighting Asia/India Program participated in the 4th International Off-Grid Lighting Conference and Exhibition held in Dubai

Dubai (UAE), October 26 – 29, 2015: IFC’s Lighting Asia/India Program participated in the 4th International Off-Grid Lighting Conference and Exhibition held in Dubai. This conference is one its kinds that brings together companies and stakeholders, in a focused discussion about the state and future direction of the Off-Grid Solar Lighting and Services market. The conference saw participation from 600+ key players from the sector, which was organized by the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA) and Lighting Global, The World Bank Group.

The World Bank Group stall that showcased its various program son off –grid energy: Lighting Global, Lighting Africa and Lighting Asia saw significant interest from the participants. The Lighting Asia/India program was represented by several of its Associates, with booths set up by OmniVoltaic Power Co. Ltd, Barefoot Power, d.Light Energy, Greenlight Planet Inc., Orb Energy, India Impex (Sunlite), Panasonic Corporation and TOTAL.

Chandrashekar Govindarajalu (Senior Energy Specialist, IFC) had moderated a session on “Technical Advances and Environmental Issues for Off-Grid Energy Systems” that focused on the market implications of key technology trends related to off-grid energy systems. Anjali Garg (Energy Specialist, IFC) showcased the Lighting Asia/India’s Consumer Awareness Campaign in the panel discussion on “Building an Effective Program-Practical Tools for Governments and Donors to support the OGL Markets”[To view presentation click here:]. This discussed practical tools for governments and donors to support the off-grid lighting market.

A video on the challenges faced by distributors and retailers in this market and how they are addressing these was also showcased at the conference. [To view the video, click here:]

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