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The policy working group seeks to facilitate exchange on best practices and regulatory support for thriving off-grid lighting sectors. Their work focuses on the generation of knowledge (such as the impact of VAT & tariffs or kerosene subsidies on the market) and the development of resources that informs dialogue within the international policy arena (such as the government guidance note on energy access). Last but not least, the group seeks to promote national level policy change through the development of advocacy material and analysis tools for sound sector planning and strengthened networks with national associations and civil society organisations.

GOGLA members can access member-only documents, including workplans and meeting summaries, on this page in our member section.


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Working group leads

Karl Skare

Co-chair Policy Working Group

Pauline Githugu

Co-chair Policy Working Group

Johanna Galan

Director of Policy



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Delivering Universal Energy Access – The Industry Position on Building Off-Grid Lighting and Household Electrification Markets

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