Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies Training Week


The IEA Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies Training Week is a 5-day training event dedicated to sharing experience with planning, implementing and evaluating energy efficiency policies in emerging economies. The events held in 2015 and 2016 have brought together over 200 ‘next generation’ energy efficiency professionals, primarily from government institutions and supporting organisations in emerging economies. 

The aim of these training events is to equip junior energy efficiency policy makers with knowledge and skills to be more effective in their roles. Participants become part of the international energy efficiency community with a large support network to call upon as they progress through their careers. 

The energy efficiency training week programme consists of parallel courses on energy efficiency in the following areas: 

1) Buildings2) Lighting, Appliances and Equipment; 3) Industry; 4) Transport [co-hosted with the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI))

Each course offers a mix of lectures, interactive discussions, practical exercises and a site visit.  The courses help participants ask the following questions regarding their countries’ energy efficiency policies:

  • Where to start?
  • What are the steps?
  • Did it work?
  • Where do I get the help?

The programme includes cross-sectoral sessions on assessing the potential for energy efficiency, tracking progress, communication campaigns and finance. The event held in 2016 also included a special focus on measuring the social and economic benefits of energy efficiency measures.

In order to provide hands-on experience, participants take part in a site visit pertitent to the chosen course. Previous site visits have included Autolib, Bouygues and Schneider Electric. 

The next Energy Efficiency Training Week in Paris will be held in June 2017. Further information will be made available in January 2017 via the IEA website. 

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