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ECOWAS Agreement
Dakar, Senegal, 10 May 2014,
– Government officials from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and international organizations agreed on a Regional Efficient Lighting Strategy which will facilitate the transition to the universal use of energy efficient lighting in the region by 2020. The new roadmap was announced at a validation workshop hosted in Dakar.


Ninth meeting
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 22 - 23 April 2014,
– The ninth regional lighting policy meeting will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 22 - 23 April 2014. It will focus on monitoring, verification and enforcement activities and infrastructure in Southeast Asia and the Pacific; developing a National or Regional Efficient Lighting Strategy; the latest information on lighting standards and labelling; and a briefing on off-grid lighting testing and laboratory certification.

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1st Arab South-South Development Expo showcases the en.lighten initiative
Doha, Qatar, 18 - 20 February 2014
– The en.lighten initiative was showcased at the 1st Arab South-South Development Expo as a powerful and cost-effective solution to tackle energy issues in the Arab World. Eng. Fethi Hanchi, Director of Energy Efficiency in Tunisia, shared the lessons learned from Tunisia's experience of developing a National Efficient Lighting Strategy and encouraged other countries in the region to follow the same direction.