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 industry opinions that were presented in the recent ‘delivering universal energy access’ publication). 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.
The group is chaired by Jacob Lewandowski (d.light) and Graham Smith (Off-Grid Electric) and coordinated by Johanna Diecker (GOGLA).
*Please note that GOGLA members can find the 2016/2017 Policy workplan, along with meeting summaries (where available) via the working groups page in the the GOGLA member's section*
Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo
New GOGLA-IFC report shows 3.77 million off-grid solar products were sold in the second half of 2016, despite difficult conditions in key markets
GOGLA / Lighting Global Sales Data Collection Process is Now Open: Deadline 11 February 2017
East African Community Issue Clarification on Status of Lights Following GOGLA Advocacy