COVID-19 Resources

…lion) Op-Ed, Riccardo Puliti: Energy access takes center stage in fighting COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and powering recovery in Africa Lighting Global Webinar: Mitigating the threat of COVID-19 in the Solar PAYGo Industry | Watch the Recording | Download Slides GOGLA COVID-19 Resource Center GOGLA Webinar: Coordinating an industry response for the off-grid solar sector | Watch the Recording | Download the Slides GOGLA Guidance to members during the COV…

2020 H1 SALES REPORT | COVID-19 Drives 26% Drop in Sales

…ries. Like almost all industries, however, the OGS sector has also been badly hit by COVID-19. The first half of 2020 saw sales of off-grid solar lighting products fall to 3 million compared to 4.1 million in the first half of 2019[1]. Sales of most off-grid solar appliance types also saw decreases. The market also saw a drop in equity financing and the continued concentration of funds into a small number of players. Yet despite this, total invest…

COVID-19 Energy Access Relief Fund Update

…sole Fund Manager of the Energy Access Relief Fund (EARF). They are currently working with key investors to clarify the process and eligibility criteria. Companies that are interested in applying for funding, are encouraged to submit an expression of interest before Tuesday, 17 November, COB EST. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received. If you have already submitted an EOI, your information is in review. To learn more,…

The Chinese Edition of IEC Standards Released

…r university degree or above education.For more information, please visit: www.sztu.edu.cn.   About Shenzhen Academy of Metrology & Quality Inspection Shenzhen Academy of Metrology & Quality Inspection (SMQ) was founded in 1985 by Shenzhen municipal government authorized by the State Administration for Market Regulation. Serving as an legal metrological verification and product quality inspection institute, we at SMQ provides technical services co…

IFC Launches South-to-South Solar Power Project to Light Up Papua New Guinea

…igh of nearly $25 billion, leveraging the power of the private sector to create jobs and tackle the world’s most pressing development challenges. For more information, visit www.ifc.org. Stay Connected www.ifc.org/eastasia www.ifc.org/laohydro www.twitter.com/IFC_EAP www.facebook.com/IFCindonesia www.facebook.com/IFCwbg www.youtube.com/IFCvideocasts www.ifc.org/SocialMediaIndex…

OPINION | Energy Access Takes Center Stage in COVID-19 Fight, Powering Africa’s Recovery

…tage in COVID-19 Fight, Powering Africa’s Recovery All Africa guest column COVID-19 is causing unprecedented disruptions around the world, with healthcare systems struggling and billions of people relying on electricity while confined to their homes. The pandemic is now spreading across Africa, home to the majority of those who live without electricity. The World Bank and SEforALL discuss how COVID-19 is affecting Africa’s energy landscape and wha…

Blog | Lighting Nigeria:Tackling Energy Poverty Despite Covid-19

…ed a key role in developing an off-grid energy market that is second globally only to India. The country has gone a step further by recognizing solar-home-kit providers as essential services providers during the COVID-19 outbreak. A number of governments in Nigeria also took the proactive step of recognizing providers of these kits as businesses providing essential services. Business people need to ensure that they produce or market only those pro…

Removing the blindfold: testing for COVID-19 in the absence of grid electricity

…saw a peak global average of more than 200,000 new infections confirmed daily. And as we anxiously wait for treatments, cures, or vaccines to bring relief — measures to contain the virus are the best response we have. In order to do so, says Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, “all countries should be able to test all suspected cases. They cannot fight this pandemic blindfolded; they should know where…

WEBINAR | Mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 on PAYGo Industry

…rovided tools and recommendations for how your PAYGo business can immediately apply these lessons learned. Daniel Waldron, Financial Sector Specialist at CGAP, provided additional insights on credit risk management for the off-grid solar sector. The discussion focuses on anticipating stresses on your business, and the actions you can take to mitigate risks to the lifeblood that is liquidity. To see our full list of COVID-19 Resources, click here….