CLASP serves as the leading international voice & resource for appliance energy efficiency policies and market acceleration initiatives.
From advancing the off-grid solar technologies bringing power to energy-impoverished people, to cutting the catastrophic climate impacts of air conditioning, CLASP programs increase uptake of affordable, low-impact, high-quality appliances.
- Industry: Public Policy, Renewable Energy
- CLASP’s Goals: Engaged kpakpakpa to assist with developing its global off-grid appliance database through the survey of laboratory-tested product performance data of locally available off-grid appliances in the Nigerian market.
- Results: CLASP received market insights about the current state of off-grid appliances present in Nigeria, along with a streamlined logistics solution of procured appliances to its global Lab partners for product-testing.
Kpakpakpa provided a detailed engagement by coordinating and managing the activities of local consultants and logistics teams in Nigeria to help CLASP get the local data needed for its database development.
The engagement involved:
- Market Scoping: Identifying market locations where off-grid products were available for purchase, prioritizing markets for visits, and developing a travel plan – clearly outlining the locations selected for field visits, estimated person-days required to complete the field visit at each location, and estimated travel costs per location.
- Field Visits & Surveys: Conducting a brief off-grid product survey with retailers or distributors at the market to identify off-grid appliances that are available at that market and collecting basic product information for each product. This was concluded by collecting the survey responses, compiling the survey results, and finalizing a list of products to be procured for testing.
- Product Procurement & Shipping: Purchasing product samples agreed upon with CLASP, verifying that the product samples were packaged properly, and coordinating product-sample shipping from market locations to test laboratories outside Nigeria.
During the engagement, kpakpakpa’s engagement manager maintained constant communication through bi-weekly conference calls with CLASP’s representatives.
The engagement was collaborative and open to updated needs during the project which included adapting to the constant logistics challenges that were compounded during Nigeria’s rainy season – when the project was conducted.
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