Retail training workshops – Lighting Asia/India

IFC’s Lighting Asia/India Program conducted training for retail business owners/entrepreneurs, mostly SMEs integrated in the rural products supply chain to enhance their knowledge of quality off-grid solar products. In March 2019, the program conducted four training sessions in 4 locations (Faizabad – Uttar Pradesh, Patna- Bihar, Banswara – Rajasthan and Guwahati – Assam) for 168 participants. The participants were taken through the importance of product quality, the Lighting Global quality assurance framework and various business models for after-sales service. During the training program, the retailers had time to interact with Lighting Asia/India associate manufacturers/distributors that supply Lighting Global quality verified products that enabled participants to form direct linkages with suppliers of quality products and discuss business opportunities and market drivers and barriers.