The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in collaboration with the East African Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy and Efficiency (EACREEE) and the SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE), is implementing a project entitled Energy Efficient Lighting and Appliances in Southern and Eastern Africa (EELA). The EELA project is funded by the Government of Sweden and supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).he EELA project seeks to create market and institutional conditions to transform the market environment to stimulate increased diffusion of efficient lighting products and appliances across all sectors in Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and East African Community (EAC) regions.
Following successful of the initial preparation phase, the implementation phase of the EELA commenced in June 2019 and is expected to bring about the following five (5) outcomes:
Outcome 1 - Regional mechanism and platform established to coordinate actions on market transformation of energy efficient lighting and appliances including the support of national Code of Conduct Programs and the exchange among the Member States.
Outcome 2 - Regional policy and regulatory environment for energy efficient lighting and appliances in the SADC and EAC region is improved, taking into consideration climate change impact and gender responsiveness.
Outcome 3 - Capacities of key institutions, testing centres and stakeholder groups are strengthened
Outcome 4 - Awareness among market players and policy makers on energy efficient lighting and appliances is enhanced.
Outcome 5 - Incentive mechanisms to encourage the uptake of EELA based projects in SADC and EAC established.