De-risking Sustainable Off-grid Lighting Solutions in Nigeria

Project Summary

Project Objective: To promote private sector investment in sustainable off-grid lighting technologies by establishing a sound policy environment that facilitates the creation of a self-functioning and sustainable market in Nigeria

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Concept Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Energy Commission of Nigeria, Rural Electrification Agency, Standards Organisation of Nigeria, Federal Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Energy
GEF Period:
GEF - 6
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
100,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,639,726 USD
Co-financing Total
83,116,666 USD
GEF Agency Fees
250,774 USD
Total Cost 85,856,392.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
08 Feb 2017
Preparation Grant Approved
30 Oct 2017
Concept Approved
01 Nov 2017
Project Approved for Implementation
Project closed