The Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) was launched as a commitment to the Sustainable Energy for All campaign, to support the growth of sustainable commercial clean energy access markets throughout the developing world. 

Global LEAP's premier program is the Global LEAP Awards, an international competition to identify and promote the world’s best off-grid appliances, accelerating market development and innovation. Appropriately designed and priced off- and weak-grid appliances unlock a wide range of energy services for households and businesses, including cooling, lighting, and mechanization.

Global LEAP’s work: 

  • Enables the uptake of super-efficient off-grid technologies, which reduce energy supply costs
  • Facilitates programmatic, policy, and research collaboration among energy access stakeholders
  • Supports quality assurance frameworks for off-grid energy products and services, which build consumer, industry, policymaker and investor confidence

Global LEAP’s benefits to the off-grid market:

Through a variety of targeted programs, Global LEAP is filling gaps in the marketplace, enabling faster, better-informed action by market actors, and making energy more accessible to the developing world. 

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Global LEAP member governments include Italy, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Multilateral development institution partners include the Global Environment Facility, the International Finance Corporation, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, and the World Bank.

The Energy and Resources Institute, Department for International Development of the United Kingdom, Global BrightLight Foundation, Infrastructure Development Company Limited, Power Africa, Power for All, Shell Foundation, and the United Nations Foundation are development and foundation partners.

To learn more about Global LEAP, and learn how you or your organization can get involved, please contact us