Training — Pretoria, South Africa

Energy Efficiency Training Week for Sub-Saharan Africa 2019

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The International Energy Agency hosted its first Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies Training Week for SUb-Saharan Africa from 14 to 17 October. More than 150 energy efficiency professionals from 33 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa came to Pretoria for the event.

Participants were engaged in one of five parallel courses, which focus on energy efficiency in buildings, industry, appliances and equipment, cities, and indicators and evaluation. Experts from the IEA were guiding participants through an interactive agenda, with lectures, discussions, practical exercises, and group activities.

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)‌

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

The presentations delivered at the training are available below.

Day 1 Presentations

French energy policies and support to energy efficiency in Africa
Future of EE in South Africa
SACREEE - Introduction to EELA
The Benefits of Regional Collaboration for EE
An Overview of ECREEE Energy Efficiency achievment
Cooling for All
Inclusive Energy Efficiency


Energy use
Energy efficiency potential
Introduction to Roadmaps
Energy efficient design
Energy efficient technologies
The GlobalABC Africa Roadmap
Determining Current Status
EE policies and target setting
Codes and standards
Energy efficient building operations
Evaluation and energy efficiency indicators

Guest presentations:

Financing Sustainable Development Goals
Intro to Africa Green Building Network
Green Building Council SA
Carbon Trust - Stimulating EE uptake in the South African Public Sector
Multiple Benefits of EE in buildings
Financing for EE in buildings


Making The Case for Industrial Energy Efficiency Policy
Industrial Energy Efficiency in South Africa
Understanding and Consulting with Stakeholders
Select Energy Efficiency Programme Measures
How Digital Technologies In The Industrial Sector Can Support Modernisation and Energy Efficiency
Financing Energy Efficiency
Implementing Programmes
Indicators, Evaluating and Scaling Up Programmes
Programme Design Scenario Exercise
Roundtable discussion on application challenges and the development of action plans

Guest Presentations:

South Africa Industrial Energy Efficiency Project
South African Tax - SANEDI
Industry perspective on challenges and successes in Industrial EE
Case studies for Industrial EE in Zimbabwe
Introduction to RETScreen

Appliances and Equipment

Planning Energy Efficiency Programmes
Selecting Products
Assessing Current Performance and Selecting MEPS
Industry Transformation
Stakeholder Involvement and Communication
The Relationship between Product Efficiency and Price
Modernising Energy Efficiency through Digitalisation
Insights into Energy Labels
Monitoring, Verification and Enforcement
Monitoring and Evaluation
Roundtable, Review and Report Back

Guest Presentations:

ASEAN SHINE Presentation
EELA Presentation
U4E Presentation


Energy use in cities
Energy efficient urban planning
Transport 1 - more efficient modes
Transport 2 - more efficient vehicles
Utilities 1 - Water Management
Utilities 2 - Lighting and urban services
Digitalisation in municipalities
Evaluation of EE Policies

Guest presentations:

TOD in Johannesburg
Carbon Trust - Low Carbon Cities Methodology

Indicators and Evaluation

Key monitoring and evaluation concepts
Energy balances as a first tool for informing policies
Data for efficiency indicators
Main data sources for developing efficiency indicators
How to tell if your policy made a difference?
Efficiency effect and other drivers of energy demand
Summary of key messages

Day 4

Day 4 Presentation


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