Lighting Asia/India Rajasthan in Jaipur
On March 4th, 2014 the Lighting Asia/India Program organized the second closed door Marketplace in Jaipur to facilitate discussions and collaboration amongst Program associates, key distributors, financiers and local civil society organizations in Rajasthan. 26 organizations including five Lighting Asia/ India Associates participated in the marketplace. The first Lighting Asia/India Marketplace was held in Delhi in December 2013 and covered key players in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
Vishnu Vasudev from Dalberg presented highlights from the off-grid market assessment that it is undertaking for the Lighting Asia/India Program followed by a panel discussion on distribution opportunities in Rajasthan, facilitated by IFC’s distribution expert, Praveen Kumar. On the panel were representatives from local distribution companies, an MFI and a local civil society organization bringing a wide perspective to the discussion.
Each of the Associate companies presented their company, reach, distribution partnerships and product line, with a focus on their quality tested products. Program Associates at the event were Frontier Markets Consulting Pvt Ltd (Distribution), Barefoot Power India Pvt Ltd, D.Light Design, Ecco Electronics Pvt Ltd and Orb Energy Pvt Ltd (Manufacturers). Participants then had an opportunity to sign-up for one-on-one discussions in a ‘speed dating’ format with Associate companies to better understand their products and services and to explore opportunities for collaboration.