eC2: Lighting Africa – Market Research on Off-grid Lighting in Tanzania

Deadline: 18-Oct-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Lighting Africa is a joint World Bank/IFC program launched in 2007 to accelerate the solar-energydevelopment of markets for modern off grid lighting and energy products in Africa where majority of the population use expensive, hazardous and low quality fuel- based lighting products. The program was piloted in Kenya and Ghana but has now been replicated in 10 countries across Africa (including Tanzania) and Asia.

Tanzania has continued to face grid expansion challenges with the Ministry of Energy and Minerals estimating 40% of the countries total population and only 10% of rural households have access to electricity.

The program is seeking a market research firm to assess the development of the solar off-grid lighting market in Tanzania covering but not limited to: the supply chain (retailers) carrying the products; their penetration in the rural market; estimated market share of quality verified products; an overview of the after sales service structure; and innovative business models e.g. Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) etc. that are in the market.

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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: Comprehensive retail study and value chain analysis for off grid lighting products in Ethiopia

Deadline:  12-Nov-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)light-bulb-297489_640

IFC is seeking to conduct a comprehensive retail, supply and value chain analysis of the market for offgrid lighting products in Ethiopia.

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