Enhancing Energy Efficiency (EE) in East Africa (eTraining)


Update 13/01/2021

The eTraining session is being postponed to a later date due to the unavailability of some speakers.

The eTraining session will be contacted to the following 5 dates:

  • Module 1: 18th of January, 09:30 CET
  • Module 2 & Module 3.1-3.3: 21st of January, 09:30 CET
  • Module 3.4-3.7: 25th of January, 09:30 CET
  • Module 4: 28th of January, 09:30 CET
  • Module 5 & 6: 1st of February, 09:30 CET

If you decide to attend, our webinar system is adjusted in order to make only 1 registration. Then you will receive automatic email notifications 1 day and 1 hour before the eTraining broadcast date & time.


The eTraining Enhancing Energy Efficiency in East African municipalities is developed by the Copenhagen Center on Energy Efficiency (C2E2) with the objective of sharing knowledge and key learnings to foster energy efficiency actions on a regional, national and local scaleThe training will be organised in collaboration with the East African Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy and Efficiency (EACREEE).

Target audience

Target groups are national and local authorities of the East African countries such as city and municipality majors and their advisors, technical experts and practitioners, as well as energy utilities and other relevant decision makers.

Focus areas

The training will focus on seven main areas:

  • Basics about energy efficiency – benefits, opportunities, policies, and projects;
  • EE strategic planning for municipalities;
  • Public and commercial buildings and existing services;
  • Street lighting;
  • Water provision;
  • Business models and finance;
  • Measuring reporting and verification (MRV).

Learning objectives

For the East African region context and the focus areas:

  • Describe, understand and discuss the role of energy efficiency;
  • Understand the need of EE strategic planning, and how to do it;
  • Recognise and apply key steps for the implementation of energy efficiency measures;
  • Identify suitable business models;
  • Assess financial aspects of each project and pinpoint viable sources of finance;
  • Discuss MRV principles, benefits and procedure.

Content outline

The content of the eTraining is based on six modules, where the last module will showcase a few good experiences. The outline is as follows:

  1. MODULE 1 – General introduction to EE: benefits, opportunities
    and EE strategic planning

    • The potential of EE in the global, regional and the local energy context
      (Gabriela Prata)
    • Energy efficiency policy and measures
      (Xianli Zhu)
    • Energy efficiency strategic planning
      Part 1: Steps 1,2,3
      (Rahul Raju)
      Energy efficiency strategic planning
      Part 2: Steps 4,5,6
      (Jorge Rogat)
  2. MODULE 2 – Project Bundling
    • Introduction to Project Bundling
      (Jorge Rogat)
  3. MODULE 3 – Rapid assessment of EE projects for municipalities
    • The status quo and energy efficiency potential actions for of existing services and commercial buildings
      (Clara Camarasa)
    • Energy Efficiency – Building Envelope
      (Clara Camarasa)
    • Energy Management and Audit for buildings
      (Rahul Rahu)
    • Energy Efficiency – HVAC systems (Part 1 & 2)
      (Rahul Rahu)
    • Energy Efficiency – Lighting systems
      (Jorge Izquierdo)
    • Opportunities for Energy Efficiency in water supply
      (Santiago Santaclara)
    • Energy efficiency in the water
      (Xianli Zhu)
  4. MODULE 4 – Business models and finance
    • Business models
      (Jorge Hinojosa)
    • Finance
      (Xianli Zhu)
  5. MODULE 5 – Monitoring reporting and verification (MRV)
    • Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems
      (Fernando Farias)
  6. MODULE 6 – Showcasing good experiences

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Gabriela Prata Dias

Head of Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency

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Xianli Zhu

Senior Economist

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Rahul Raju Dusa

Senior Expert

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Jorge Rogat

Senior Economist

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Clara Camarasa

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Jorge Izquierdo Pérez

Programme Associate

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Santiago Martinez Santaclara

Santiago Martinez Santaclara

Programme Associate

Phone: +45 45 33 53 13
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Jorge Hinojosa Garza

Climate Change Research Assistant

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Fernando Farias

Senior Advisor

Phone: +45 4533 5243
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