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We are happy to announce the successful completion of the first and second webinars of the EELA 2021 webinar series. The first webinar that took place on 18 May 2021, was organised in collaboration with the Efficiency for Access Coalition and the University of Edinburgh and was based on their working paper,  Pathways to Repair in the Global Off-Grid Sector.


The Energy Efficient Lighting and Appliances (EELA) project in East and Southern Africa organised a side event at the Vienna Energy Forum (VEF) 2021 on July 7, to discuss the nexus between access to sustainable energy and clean cooling, and showcase country and regional level actions to progress on National Cooling Action Plans (NCAPs). It also explored innovations in digital technologies and business models for sustainable cooling solutions that address the rising demand for cooling in the on and off-grid areas.


We are pleased to announce that the SADCSTAN Executive Committee approved the Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) for Lighting at the end of April 2021 as a regional Harmonised Text with reference SADC HT 109:2021.

As the Energy Efficient Lighting and Appliances (EELA) project entered into year 3 (June 2021 – May 2022) one of the major focus areas is to provide technical assistance to the Member States in the national standards adoption and implementation processes.


The Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre (KGRTC) has taken the lead in ensuring that skills development in the energy sector continues to roll out despite the challenges and limitations brought about by the COVID-19 Pandemic.


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Various experts of the Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres (GN-SEC) are joining the sessions and side events of the Vienna Energy Forum (VEF), which will take place from 5 to 7 July 2021 in virtual form.

The event is guided by the motto, "Where Action Meets Ambition," and identifies action-oriented steps required to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, forging an inclusive pathway that leaves no one behind and achieving net zero emissions by 2050.


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