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IFC-World Bank Lighting Africa 

The Lighting Africa program was first launched in 2007, with pilot programs in Ghana and Kenya, and is now operational in 10 additional countries including Nigeria. The Lighting Africa program, a joint initiative of IFC and the World Bank, was on 20th March, 2015 launched in Nigeria where it will help increase access to affordable, clean and safer lighting for more than 30 % of Nigeria’s population who live in rural areas, and have low incomes and no access to grid electricity. Lighting Africa mobilizes the private sector to build and develop markets that enable access to clean, affordable, quality lighting products by fostering partnerships among local and global manufacturers and creating new channels through local distribution companies that will help build robust supply chains for off-grid lighting products. The Lighting Africa program in Nigeria aims to help 5 million people not connected to the electricity grid access clean energy by 2017. This is expected to avert 100,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, associated with current fuel-based lighting technologies. Lighting Africa initiative stemmed from the need to help build a market to bring off-grid lighting and energy services across Africa by establishing quality standards, investing in consumer education, creating a favourable investment climate, and supporting innovative business models. Mr. Abdulmutalib Yussuff of the National Centre for Energy Efficiency and Conservation (NCEEC) is currently representing the Centre as a member of the Lighting Africa National Advisory Committee (LANAC) among representatives from UK Department for International Development (DFID), Federal Ministry of Power, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), International Finance Corporation (IFC), and ECOBANK Plc. The role of the committee is to: 

• Provide strategic direction and guidance to ensure that the Lighting Africa program remains aligned to meet its objectives in the most inclusive and efficient manner;

 • Assess progress and provide advice/recommendations to the Program Manager; 

• Provide advice and guidance on business, policy, regulatory and institutional issues facing the program; • Provide innovative strategies for ensuring sustainability of the program; 

• Review and endorse final program achievements. 

West African Power Pool

National Centre for Energy Efficiency and Conservation (NCEEC) and West African Power Pool (WAPP) have common objective to develop regional energy efficiency programmes; which include Demand Side Management, Smart Grid and Energy Efficiency Benchmarks and also to promote a balanced development of diverse energy resources into the regional energy mix. In 2012, NCEEC and WAPP jointly signed a cooperation agreement to collaborate and partner with each other to;

  • Organize Economic Development Trainings
  • Coordinate, Communicate and provide assistance to one another and 
  • Jointly Explore Development of Programmes 

MOU Signing ceremony at WAPP Secretariat Cotonou


Find below a list of NCEEC partners;

  • Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN)
  • German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ)
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • United National Development Programme (UNDP)
  • African Urban Metabolism (AUM) Network
  • IFC/World Bank Lighting Africa
  • ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
  • Centre for Renewable Energy and Industrial Maintenance (CERMI)
  • West African Power Pool
  • Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON)
  • National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN)
  • Lagos State Electricity Board
  • Sokoto Energy Research Centre
  • National Centre for Hydropower Research and Development
  • National Centre for Energy Research and Development
  • National Centre for Energy and Environment
  • National Centre for Petroleum Research and Development