Lighting Africa consumer education campaign road show, Kenya. © Andres Bifani/Lighting Africa/2012
Lighting Africa consumer education campaign road show, Kenya. © Andres Bifani/Lighting Africa/2012

LuminaNet
LuminaNet is a global not-for-profit online community dedicated to solving problems arising from fuel-based lighting in the developing world. Its purpose is to amplify the collective knowledge base by offering a space for sharing of knowledge, discussing emerging technologies and business models, and joint problem-solving.

The Lumina Project
The Lumina Project continues work begun in 1994 to cultivate technologies and markets for affordable low-carbon alternatives to fuel-based lighting in the developing world. The Lumina Project is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, providing industry, consumers, and policymakers with timely analysis and information on off-grid lighting solutions for the developing world. Activities combine laboratory and field-based investigations to help ensure the uptake of products and policies that maximize consumer acceptance and market impact.

United Nations (UN) Sustainable Energy for All
Sustainable Energy for All is an initiative launched by the United Nations Secretary-General and guided by his High Level Group that brings all key actors to the table to make sustainable energy for all a reality by 2030.

Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP)
The Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) works to transform the global market for affordable, clean, high-quality off-grid lighting by addressing fundamental barriers to market development. Launched in 2012, Global LEAP continues the work of the Clean Energy Ministerial’s original energy access initiative (the Solar and LED Energy Access initiative) while working to achieve greater impact within the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All campaign.

Clean Energy Ministerial
The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) is a high-level global forum to promote policies and programs that advance clean energy technology, to share lessons learned and best practices, and to encourage the transition to a global clean energy economy. Initiatives are based on areas of common interest among participating governments and other stakeholders.

GOGLA
The Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA) was established in 2012 to act as the industry advocate to help small and medium enterprises overcome market entry barriers. GOGLA also provides a platform for industry communications and information sharing to enable equal access to opportunities It is a neutral, independent, not-for-profit association created to promote lighting solutions that benefit society and businesses in developing and emerging markets

Energy Access Practitioner Network
The Energy Access Practitioner Network has put together a good resource on tariffs for various renewable energy products, including applied import and tariff bound rates, tariffs by products, and trade performance indices, among other data.

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