An E-Learning Platform was developed by the EELA project to strengthen the competence of various stakeholders, key to the development of an enabling market for energy efficient lighting and appliances in East and Southern Africa.
The Platform was launched in October 2021 with two modules, an introductory module on markets for energy efficient lighting and appliances, and an in-depth module on lighting. Modules are divided into several blocks, each including pre-recorded video presentations to enable students to carry out the training at their convenience. Courses are accessible for free to all interested stakeholders.
As the project develops, the Platform will be expanded to cover modules on clean cooling, productive use of energy, and market development, among other relevant topics for the regions.
Collaboration is ongoing with the Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre in Zambia for the implementation of guided EELA trainings to a select group of “Change Agents” from the member states, who will be identified through a call for expression of interest which will be advertised on the website.
As Change Agents, they will be expected to implement energy efficiency “change projects” in their respective countries such as driving the adoption of regionally harmonised Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) for lighting and cooling appliances, designing a policy intervention for productive use appliances, introducing energy services business models, etc.