eC2: Achieving Energy Access through Off-Grid Solar: The Use of Public Funding

Deadline: 22-Apr-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Solar-street-lights-in-Guinea1

The World Bank Group under the Lighting Global Team is seeking to hire a firm to support the publication of a working paper that will provide in-depth technical advice and guidance regarding different ways in which public funding can be deployed to support uptake of off-grid solar. Based on case studies and key informant interviews with development professionals and public officials, it will identify the advantages, disadvantages, risks and opportunities involved in each approach. The paper will present, two broad categories of public funding mechanisms supply side and demand side. The main public funding mechanisms to be presented in the working paper are expected to include: tax exemptions, grants, RBF, concessional financing, credit guarantees, and various demand-side subsidies. The key deliverable will be critical inputs to the working paper itself., working closely with the Lighting Global team.

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eC2: Lighting Africa Kenya II Above the Line Consumer Education Campaign

Deadline: 15-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: IFC is soliciting proposals from marketing communications firms to develop aledlampen
7-month consumer awareness above-the-line (ATL) strategy and design for Lighting
Africa Kenya II’s consumer education campaign in Kenya targeting the different relevant segments. This ATL strategy will primarily involve the choice, selection and media placement in appropriate channels for the program’s consumer education campaign to support its current target market and clients.

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eC2: Lighting / Offgrid Solutions for Myanmar

Deadline: 25-Jul-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: This assignment will support the Market Intelligence and Consumer Education India Energycomponents of the project by conducting in-depth research on consumer perceptions, preferences and willingness to pay for solar and other off-grid lighting/energy services in Myanmar. The results of this research will assist Lighting Myanmar companies in developing their market strategies and product offerings, and will also inform the design of a consumer education campaign to promote high-quality solar products

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eConsultant2: Morocco Lighting Transformation Program

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

The Program will contribute to the energy efficiency transformation of Moroccos Public solar-energyLighting through the effective implementation of a carefully chosen and integrated mix of project components. This is intended to be achieved by identifying and developing appropriate mechanisms for addressing and removing several market and institutional barriers that are currently restricting the adoption and implementation of energy efficient technologies and practices in the public sector, such as the lack of awareness and incentives, insufficient implementation capacity, and limited access to financing.

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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:Program Manager STC – Lighting Pakistan

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

The Consultant will be in charge of leading the implementation of Lighting Pakistan, light-bulb-297489_640including designing the specific services provided by the program to managing its implementation with clients at the company, sector and policy levels according to the approved Implementation Plan as well as all monitoring and reporting requirements for the program. This program is one of a portfolio of country programs underthe Lighting Global umbrella. As such, it will be managed using best practices from the global practice, and the Consultant will actively engage with counterparts operating similar programs in Asia and Africa under the global supervision of the Global Head of Energy Access.

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