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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.

Events

07 Nov

Unlocking Solar Capital Africa (3rd edition)

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Solar brings economic boost to East African households

Off-Grid Investor Forum convenes national and international stakeholders to increase access to clean energy in Zambia

Working group leads

Karl Skare

Co-chair Policy Working Group

Pauline Githugu

Co-chair Policy Working Group

Johanna Galan

Director of Policy

Members

d.light

d.light is a leader and pioneer in the off-grid energy space....

SolarNow

SolarNow is a for profit social business with Dutch origins, passionate...

Fenix International

Fenix International is an energy and financial services company with a...

BBOXX

BBOXX is leading The Solar Revolution by offering an on-grid experience...

Nadji.Bi Group

The Pan-Africain Group, Nadji.Bi is a leading self-consumption and solar mobile solutions company, working...

Energy Access Ventures

More than 600 million Sub-Saharan Africans lack access to electricity. With strongly growing populations, this...

SolarAid/SunnyMoney

SolarAid is an international charity combating poverty and climate change. Our...

Enlight

Enlight: Solar items for aid and relief

At NRS Relief,...

Total

Total is a global integrated energy producer and provider, a leading international oil and gas...

Developing World Technologies

Around the world right now there are more people living in darkness than when the...

Village Power

Village Power was launched in January 2014 to deliver reliable, affordable...

ZOLA Electric

ZOLA Electric, previously known as Off Grid Electric, combines Silicon Valley technology with local expertise...

M-KOPA Solar

M-KOPA is the world's leading 'pay-as-you-go' energy provider to off grid...

Jua Solar

The story behind Jua began with a group of solar energy trailblazers, sharing the common...

JUA ENERGY

Unlike the widely used kerosene lamps or candles, whose smoke and soot pollute the environment...

Super Star Group Solar

SSG , a leading electrical and electronic conglomerate in Bangladesh, has been operating...

Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA)

TAREA is a non-profit National NGO that brings together actors in the...

WakaWaka

We’re a social impact company on a mission to provide universal access to the abundant...

Kenya Renewable Energy Association (KEREA)

The Kenya Renewable Energy Association (KEREA) is an independent non-profit association...

RAL Consumer Products Limited

MITVA is the SOLAR OFF-Grid brand of RAL Consumer...

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Industry Opinions

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

GOGLA Industry Opinion on VAT and Import Duty Settings for Off-Grid Lighting Products and Solar Home Systems

GOGLA Industry Opinion on the role of public funding to mobilise investment for access to energy

GOGLA Industry Opinion Calling On Governments, Policy Makers and Other Key Decision Makers To Support Quality Products and Quality Assurance

GOGLA Industry Opinion on Tracking Energy Access

GOGLA Industry Opinion towards the use of Public and Donor Funding in the Off-Grid Lighting Industry

GOGLA Industry Opinion towards kerosene subsidies

Resources

Powering Opportunity: The Economic Impact of Off-Grid Solar

Regulation Governing E-waste Managerment in Rwanda

Energy Africa - Zambia: Technical assistance to model and analyse the economic effects of fiscal policy options for off-grid technologies in Zambia

Energy Africa - Uganda: Fiscal policy options for Solar Home Systems (SHS)

Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report H2 2017 (Sales and Impact Data)

Blog

Why tax exemptions for off-grid solar are direct investments in energy access

Off-grid solar can help governments deliver their vision of economic development and growing economic opportunities for their citizens