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IEA Set for 17th Energy Efficiency Policy Training Week in Kenya

By Adaobi Rhema Oguejiofor

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has  announced its upcoming 17th Energy Efficiency Policy Training Week, which aims to build capacity among policy makers from emerging economies.

The Agency disclosed this in a press release, noting that the training is scheduled to take place in Nairobi, Kenya from 18 – 21 March 2024 with the hope to equip emerging economies with greater knowledge and skills to develop and implement effective energy efficiency initiatives in their respective countries. 

The four-day training week will consist of 5 parallel courses on energy efficiency in buildings, appliances and equipment, industry, transport, as well as indicators and evaluation.

Each course will offer a combination of both lectures, interactive discussions and practical exercises that allow participants to learn from international best practice and from each other. 

According to the Agency, the programme also includes sessions on assessing the potential for energy efficiency, financing, tracking progress, and communication campaigns, as well as exploring the social and economic benefits of energy efficiency measures. 

IEA noted that the facilitators of the training  are all carefully selected international experts who bring a number of years of experience from the private and public sectors, as well as experience across a range of countries and regions.

The training is aimed at energy efficiency policymakers, principally from energy ministries and supporting institutions across Africa.

However, applications from those in relevant sectors of the industry or knowledge-based institutions will also be accepted. 

Since 2015, IEA has held week-long training events dedicated to sharing experience with planning, implementing and evaluating energy efficiency policies in emerging economies, which have brought together more than 2,000 energy efficiency professionals from over 120 countries.