Two eC2 Tenders: Lighting Africa: Consumer Education Below/Above the Line in Tanzania

Deadline: 29-Aug-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Lighting Africa, a joint World Bank/IFC program aims at helping address the lighting light-bulb-297489_640needs of consumers who rely predominantly on fuel-based kerosene lamps and candles by enabling them gain access to non-fossil fuel-based, low-cost, high-quality, safe, and reliable lighting products.

The Lighting Africa, Tanzania program has identified consumer education as a critical component in developing the market for off-grid lighting products in Tanzania. The consumer education initiatives will include an above-the-line campaign through a broad range of marketing and public awareness activities including TV, radio, print media, out-of-home, social media and mobile advertising etc designed to reach consumers and create behavioral change.

The consumer education initiatives will also include below-the-line consumer engagements such as consumer activations, stakeholder events, roadshows, direct marketing, and digital activation activities etc designed to reach consumers and create behavioral change.

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eConsultant2: Lighting Africa: recruit, train and mentor women entrepreneurs in rural Kenya

Deadline: 03-Mar-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Following the success of the Lighting Kenya pilot program, the Lighting Kenya II program alcdsb-environmental-education-wiki-licensed-for-non-commercial-use-1051x1050is currently implementing its activities through leading MFIs and with the support of quality-verified product manufacturers across rural Kenya to support last mile distribution of off-grid lighting solutions. To support this, the Program is procuring a firm to strengthen the role that women play in the supply chain for off-grid lighting products in rural Kenya through a ‘light-touch’ entrepreneurship development and mentorship support package.

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eConsultant2: Lighting Africa: Retail Channel Development in Nigeria

Deadline: 01-Mar-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Lighting Africa Nigeria Program now seeks to engage a Consulting firm starting April 2016 for a period of 12 months with the opportunity for follow-on work based on performance, to: solar-energy

1. Identify, pre-qualify and recruit potential retail channel members that will stock and retail solar products.

2. Assign a team of Retail Market Developers who will:

  • Work very closely with IFC Business Development Consultant to execute point 1 across the targeted regions in Nigeria, and develop a comprehensive database of retailers, sub-distributors and wholesalers and identify new market segments.
  • Work with the IFC Business Development Consultant to develop and undertake continuous monitoring of the channels and recommend any improvements to enhance their performance.

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eConsultant2: Development of a Lighting Africa project for Somalia

Deadline: 16-Nov-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank Group is seeking to recruit a consultant (firm) to perform a diagnostic study of the small solar off-grid and lantern market in light-bulb-297489_640Somalia/Somaliland.

The study will form an important part of designing a “Lighting Africa” project for Somalia/Somaliland, which will be a major vehicle for the World Bank Group for reaching IDPs, nomadic populations and other underserviced groups without access to lighting and modern energy.

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