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The Eastern African region has begun the process of developing harmonized Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS). This is being done under the project ‘Energy Efficient Lighting and Appliances for Eastern and Southern Africa (EELA)”.  The overall objective of this regional EELA project is to improve access to sustainable energy to all, and mitigate negative externalities of the energy system.


A first test-run and quality check for the “Online Capacity Building and Certification Program on Sustainable Energy Solutions for Islands and Territories in the Pacific, Caribbean, Africa and Indian Ocean" is underway. Around 25 experts from various training institutes are participating in the train-the-trainer online-workshop between 11th and 22nd November 2019.


SACREEE, EACREEE and UNIDO convened the first meeting of the Focal Points for the Energy Efficient lighting and appliances in East and Southern Africa (EELA) project on 15 October 2019 in Pretoria, South Africa. The meeting was organized within the Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies (E4) Training Week for Sub-Saharan Africa.


The East African Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy and Efficiency (EACREEE) and the UNEP DTU Partnership Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation on Accelerating Sustainable Energy Access and Energy Efficiency in East Africa in East Africa.  The MoU was signed by the Deputy Director of the Copenhagen Cetre, Dr. Peter Skotner and EACREEE Executive Director Prof. Mackay Okure on 19th October 2019 and 29th October 2019, respectively.


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