EELA Webinar Series

 

 

Webinar: Virtual launch and overview of the EELA E-Learning platform

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 21, 2021

One of the key outcomes of the Energy Efficient Lighting and Appliances in East and Southern Africa (EELA) project is to strengthen the capacities of key institutions, testing centers and stakeholder groups to transition to a market of efficient and high-quality lighting and appliances in the EAC and SADC regions.

In this light, the E-Learning Platform is developed with the aim to support capacity development, by strengthening the competence of various stakeholders from the energy sector. Currently, two modules are available, Module 1 Introduction to markets for energy efficient lighting and appliances and Module 2 Lighting.  As the project develops, the E-learning Platform will be expanded to cover clean cooling, productive use of energy and market development.

Modules are divided into several blocks, each including a few pre-recorded presentations to enable you to carry out the training at your convenience.

The objectives of the webinar are to launch the EELA E-learning platform and to present it to key stakeholders. Further on the EELA team will present the important role of change agents in the market transformation and how the project will work with them in a training cycle through the E-Learning platform.

AGENDA

Moderator: Readlay Makaliki, SACREEE (EELA)

Webinar Item

Name

Organisation

Opening and welcome remarks

 

Canon Goddy M. Muhumuza

Jessica Magnusson

EACREEE

Sida

The power of change agents in transforming markets -Introducing the training cycle of the EELA E-Learning Platform

Karin Reiss-Haimbala

&

Asteria Markus

UNIDO (EELA)

 

SACREEE (EELA)

Presentation of the objectives and modules of the E-Learning Platform

Dr. Peter Bennich

&

Denis Ariho

Swedish Energy Agency

 

EACREEE (EELA)

Live demonstration of the E-Learning Platform

Evita Moawad

UNIDO (EELA)

Introduction of the Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre and the collaboration with the EELA project

Mpezilwe Simukoko

Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre

Questions to the presenters

 

ALL

 

Panel Discussion:

The importance of capacity building in energy efficient lighting and appliances in the EAC and SADC

 

 

Moderated by: Kristina Landfors

 

Speakers:

Kevin Nwaigwe

Samson Mhlanga

Melanie Slade

Eileen Lara

 

Life Academy

 

 

University of Botswana

National University of Science and Technology - Zimbabwe

International Energy Agency

Centre for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation - Uganda

Discussion

 

ALL

Wrap Up and Takeaways

Kuda Ndhlukula

SACREEE

 

 

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EELA Webinar - Accessing financing for energy efficient lighting and appliances and the EELA Technical Assistance and Co-Financing Facility

Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The Accessing financing for energy efficient lighting and appliances and the EELA Technical Assistance and Co-Financing Facility webinar seeks to share experience from financiers and energy efficiency practitioners on the opportunities and challenges of accessing funding for implementing energy efficiency projects. The webinar will also share information on the EELA Technical Assistance and Co-financing facility including the modalities of accessing technical support and funding from the facility.

The target audience includes the following: -

  • Energy users from both the public and private sectors encompassing the following:
    • Municipalities
    • Agriculture
    • Commercial sector (retailing, building etc)
    • Manufacturing/processing
    • Hospitality
  • Energy service providers including
    • Energy service companies (ESCOs)
    • Equipment leasing firms
    • Financial institutions
  • Other players in the energy sector including
    • Manufacturers of lighting and other appliances
    • Policymakers
    • Development partners
    • Regulators

High-level presenters from a regional financial institution as well as an experienced energy efficiency profession will make presentations at the webinar. The EELA team will make a presentation on the EELA Technical Assistance and Co-financing facility. The webinar will include a panel discussion involving panelists from local financial institutions and project developers.

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EELA Annual Regional Stakeholder Forum 2021

Event Date: 
Friday, June 25, 2021

EELA Webinar - Pathways to Repair in the Global Off-grid Sector

Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Webinar Description:

Repairability is a manageable and realistic mechanism for product lifetime extension. Quantifiable assessments, like the new European standard for the assessment of repairability, reusability and upgradeability, have introduced new steps for increasing the sustainability of electronic and electrical products. The global off-grid solar sector is presented with an important opportunity to demonstrate its leadership on sustainability, whilst creating more value for consumers and companies.

This webinar is based on a working paper by Efficiency for Access and University of Edinburgh that provides up to date information on repair and repairability in the off-grid solar sector for manufacturers, distributors, energy access policy makers and researchers.

The specific objectives of the webinar are to make EAC and SADC stakeholders understand the benefits and barriers to increasing repair, to provide a set of parameters and metrics for evaluating the ability to repair products, and to identify policy needs and opportunities that can inform decisions about product design interventions and business models that will extend the lifetime of off-grid product.

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Opportunities for the private sector participation in EELA

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The private sector is key in contributing to the accelerated adoption of energy efficient appliances and ensuring sustainability of the EELA project initiatives after the project comes to an end. Energy users from both the public and private sectors seeking to make new or replacement investments in efficient appliances and equipment often face a number of barriers including inadequate capital funds, inability to access affordable debt with an appropriate tenure, competing budgetary commitments as well as limited technical skills.

There is a need to create awareness to the energy users of existing business models that can assist them to access energy efficient appliances and services. These models include those applied by Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) which include Energy Performance Contracting (EPC), equipment leasing, Lighting as a Service, and Cooling as a service. Technical support will be availed to energy users to enable them to prepare bankable energy efficiency project proposals.

There is also need to create awareness to ESCOs of the existing potential for them to expand their product offering and market reach in EAC and SADC member countries by showcasing these opportunities and putting in place a market incentive facility aimed at promoting the execution of energy efficiency projects.

Moderation: Karin Reiss, UNIDO

No.

Webinar Item

Name

 

Organisation

1

Opening and welcome remarks

Mackay Okure

EACREEE

2

Achieving a market transformation in the EE sector:
Lessons learnt from the UJALA domestic lighting project

S P Garnaik, Executive Director

EESL India

3

Opportunities for the private sector in the
EE lighting and appliances market in East and Southern Africa

Fungai Matura

EACREEE/SACREEE

       

5

Panel discussion

Jalel CHABCHOUB 

Tsitsi MUSASIKE 

Arieh EYTAN

Kelvin ODHIAMBO 

African Development Bank

Development Bank of Southern Africa

Unique Technology (1993) Ltd

Icopower

 

Implementing EELA projects in EAC and SADC– Opportunities and challenges for the private sec

  • Where are the opportunities for the private sector in the EELA market?
  • Which business models have proven to be the most relevant?
  • What are the biggest obstacles?
  • How have you overcome these obstacles?
  • What solutions would you propose towards increased private sector participation in the EELA markets in the EAC and SADC regions?

6

Discussion

All

 

7

Wrap up and Takeaways

Kuda Ndhlukula

SACREEE

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Market Monitoring, Verification and Enforcement (MV&E) for EELA

Event Date: 
Friday, December 4, 2020

The webinar will focus on the monitoring, verification, and enforcement of the minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for energy efficient lighting and appliances. There are a lot of inefficient and substandard appliances in the SADC and EAC regions. The webinar will provide knowledge and information on the development, and implementation of minimum energy performance standards for appliances.

The responsible authorities will be empowered to conduct market surveillance for energy efficient appliances, and make efforts to reduce the inefficient and substandard products in the market. Substandard products affect the market for energy efficient appliances, economy, and environment.

Moderator: Ms. Bettina Schreck – Montreal Protocol Division, UNIDO

Webinar Item

Name

Organisation

Opening and welcome remarks

 

Prof. Mackay Okure

EACREEE

International Best Practice for MV&E

Peter Bennich &

Christofer Silfvenius

Swedish Energy Agency (SEA)

Challenges and Opportunities of implementing MV&E in an Import Oriented Market

My Ton

ECONOLER

 

EELA Compliance Survey on MEPS for Lighting and Gender Aspects to MV&E

Lina Kelpsaite &

Readlay Makaliki

CLASP &

EELA PCU

Panel discussion (30min)

General Questions (ALL Panellists)

  • How does the economy benefit from a strong MV&E framework?
  • What is the EELA supply value chain that need to be considered for an effective MV&E framework?
  • What are the lessons learnt from country implementation of MV&E frameworks?

PANELISTS

  • Ms. Patsy Andrews – National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS), South Africa
  • Mr. Charles Diarra - ECREEE
  • Mr. Ibrahim Khaleel SHEHU - African Union
  • Mr. Yohane Mukabe – ESREM (under COMESA)

Discussion

All

 

Wrap Up and Takeaways

Mr. Fungai Matura

SACREEE

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Enabling policies for a market transformation towards EELA

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The webinar will focus on the enabling policies for a market transformation towards energy efficient lighting and appliances. The level of adoption of energy efficient appliances in SADC and EAC regions is still low which has led to increased costs of production and costs of offering services. The following items will be presented: Case studies of successful development and implementation of energy efficiency policies, Policy instruments, Policy briefs on energy efficiency, model regulations for room air conditioners and refrigerators and International lessons learnt and tools that govern the use of energy efficient appliances.

The objective of the webinar is to create awareness to the policy makers, NGOs and private sector in the SADC and EAC regions on the development of enabling policies that contribute to widespread adoption of energy efficient appliances.

Moderator: Rana Ghoneim - UNIDO

Opening and welcome remarks (3min)

Kuda Ndhlukula

SACREEE

Overview of the EELA policy landscape in SADC and EAC and EELA interventions (12min)

Readlay Makaliki /

Denis Ariho

SACREEE/EACREEE

Overview of international best practices on policy interventions (12min)

Monica Wambui

CLASP

Introduction of Efficiency for Access and selected Policy briefs (12min)

Charles Miller

Energy Saving Trust

 

Intervention by U4E (5 min)

Intervention by Rwanda (5 min)

Intervention by Mauritius (5 min)

Sharing country experiences and discussion (30 min)

Madeleine Edl

Steven Bihinda

Nawsheen Safee

 

U4E

MININFRA -Energy Division

EE Management Office

 

Wrap up and take away  (5 min)

Mackay Okure

EACREEE

 

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Putting a gender lens on EELA

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Women and men are both users and buyers of lighting and appliances. Women are important decision-makers when it comes to household products, and they are also strongly affected by low-quality and inefficient products, which can, for example, impact their health. While women are important users of such appliances, the purchase decision is often taken by somebody else.

The energy efficient lighting and appliances market also offers opportunities for women entrepreneurs. To capitalize on this, capacity building and awareness raising activities under EELA will address both women and men equally.

This webinar will put a gender lens on the EELA from a policy, capacity building and business persepective. It will look into opportunities for women's empowerment in the EELA market of East and Southern Africa and elaborate on the business case for gender in EELA. It will also look into existing barriers and opportunities to overcome them in order to create a more gender balanced business environment in the EELA space.

Moderator: Petra Schwager, UNIDO

Webinar Item

Name

Organisation

Opening and welcome remarks

Mr. Kuda Ndhlukula

SACREEE

Putting a gender lens on the energy efficient lighting and appliances markets of East and Southern Africa

Ms. Asteria Markus,

Mr. Denis Ariho

EELA team

Creating Policies that Foreground Appliances in Achieving Gender Equality and Energy Access for All

Ms. Makena Ireri

Efficiency for Access

Entrepreneurship opportunities in EELA:  The role of women as actors of change

Ms. Sabera Khan

PFAN - Zambia  

Questions to the presenters

 

 

Panel discussion (30min)

  • What are the opportunities for women's economic empowerment in the EELA market of East and Southern Africa?
  • Where is the business case for gender in EELA?
  • Which incentive mechanisms are needed to create a more gender balanced business environment in the EELA space.

Ms. Mathapelo Keke Silase, Ministry of energy and EELA focal point, Lesotho

Ms. Meseret Teklemariam Zemedkun, Africa Women Energy Entrepreneurship Framework (AWEEF) 

Ms. Betty Ikalany – Executive Director of Tewdi, Uganda

Mr. Edouard Ndayisaba, Chief Executive Officer, DGridenergy Rwanda Ltd

Discussion

All

 

Wrap up and Takeaways

Mr. Mackay Okure

EACREEE

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