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The World Bank Group and its partners announce the Lighting Africa
Development Marketplace Grant Competition "Innovations in Off-Grid Lighting Products and Services for Africa".
The competition seeks innovative project ideas that address the various off-grid lighting needs of Sub-Saharan Africa, including alternative distribution models, new clean lighting technology, stronger production chains, and improvement of the policy environment. Ten to 20 winners will receive grant funding up to $200,000. Funding will be provided for 18 months over calendar years 2008/2009.
The Development Marketplace competition is sponsored by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF), the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), and Good Energies, Inc.
Visit www.lightingafrica.org for more information and to access the online application form.
Additional information: Please click here to view the brochure.
News date: 13/09/2007