Energy Efficiency Training Week for Sub-Saharan Africa

Pretoria, South Africa: 14 October 2019 - 17 October 2019


Registration deadline: 23 September 2019

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The International Energy Agency and the Department of Energy of South Africa are pleased to announce the first Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies (E4) Training Week for Sub-Saharan Africa, which will take place in Pretoria from 14 to 17 October 2019.

The Energy Efficiency Training Week aims to build capacity among junior policy makers from Sub-Saharan Africa, and to equip them with greater knowledge and skills to develop and implement effective energy efficiency initiatives in their respective countries. The training consists of 5 parallel courses on energy efficiency policy in: 1) buildings 2) appliances and equipment 3) industry  4) cities and  5) indicators and evaluation.

Each course offers a mix of lectures, interactive discussions and practical exercises that allow participants to learn from international best practice and each other. The programme also includes joint sessions on the potential for energy efficiency in a sustainable energy system, measuring the social and economic benefits of energy efficiency measures, and communication campaigns.

The training is aimed at junior energy efficiency professionals from government institutions and their supporting organisations who want to make Sub-Saharan Africa’s energy efficiency potential a reality. 
Women with suitable profiles are strongly encouraged to apply. While policy makers are a priority, we also welcome participants from the private sector and academia depending on availability.

The Energy Efficiency Training Week for Sub-Saharan Africa is supported by:

- Global Environment Fund (GEF)

- United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

- Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)

- East African Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (EACREEE)

- SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE)‌


More information can be found in the event brochure.‌

For any questions about the training please contact Ms. Chiara Guido at

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