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Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA) has been established to act as the industry advocate with a focus on small and medium enterprises. It is a neutral, independent, not-for-profit association created to promote lighting solutions that benefit society and businesses in developing and emerging markets. GOGLA will support industry in the market penetration of clean, quality alternative lighting systems.

Formed in 2012 as public-private initiative, GOGLA was conceived out of the joint World Bank/IFC effort to provide a sustainable exit strategy for Lighting Africa initiative.

The association welcomes the participation of all stakeholders within the off-grid lighting sector.

GOGLA's Blog

UN and GOGLA Report Outlines Ways to Achieve Clean, Sustainable Off-grid Lighting for Africa

New Publication Highlights Effective Policies to Accelerate

 Cost-Effective, Healthy Solutions

Creating favourable conditions for modern solar lighting markets can provide a low-cost solution to reducing carbon emissions, indoor air pollution and health risks, while bringing electricity to an estimated 600 million people in Africa who lack access to the power grid, says new report by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

The report, entitled…


Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:57am — 2 Comments

Key Off-Grid Lighting Stakeholders Gather at the Premier Industry Event from 26th to 29th October 2015

by Koen Peters

The off-grid lighting and energy sector has seen some exciting improvements over the past two years. In recent years the market has grown very fast (in some years over 100%). Growth is estimated to remain at 55% per year for the next years, and the market over the long term is valued at $50 billion. The technology behind it is also improving rapidly. The industry players are multiplying and diversifying, while companies become more…


Posted on May 7, 2015 at 9:10am

GOGLA seeks senior communication consultant

we are looking for an experienced communication consultant that can strategically support our advocacy, marketing and communication work in the next months. Starting as soon as possible.

For more information on the scope of work and qualifications sought, please see… Continue

Posted on November 7, 2014 at 12:03am

Creating an Impact in a US$ 50 Billion Future Market - GOGLA Launches Investment and Finance Study for Off-Grid Lighting

At the first investor conference of its kind, the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA) launched the Investment and Finance Study for Off-Grid Lighting on July 7, 2014 at Credit Suisse’s St. Peter Forum in Zurich. The study reviews the market for solar off-grid lighting products and concludes that improved financing can promote industry growth. The study was prepared in collaboration with A.T. Kearney, sponsored by the GIZ and supported by Quadia, Solar Energy Foundation, and…


Posted on July 9, 2014 at 3:12am — 2 Comments

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