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Development of a Regional Efficient Appliance and Equipment Strategy in Southern Africa

This technical assistance advances the following Sustainable Development Goals:

Affordable and clean energy

Affordable and clean energy

Climate action

Climate action

Partnerships for the goals

Partnerships for the goals

This Technology Transfer Advances Southern African Countries' 


Southern African countries currently face three main energy challenges which are: 1) a rising energy demand due to economic development and increased use of appliances; 2) limited access to electricity, and; 3) low availability of energy efficient household appliances on the market.  As a result of economic development and the use of inefficient appliances and equipment, the electricity grid is becoming increasingly strained in Southern Africa. As the region generates 75% of its electricity from from fossil fuels,  increasing electricity demand will also greatly increase CO2 emissions.

Requested CTCN Response

Southern African countries requested support in developing assessments, which will provide the financial, energy, and climate potential of accelerating a market transformation for each of the prioritized products:

  • Country assessments
  • Targeted appliances and equipment prioritization 
  • Regional strategy for efficient appliances and equipment
  • Funder engagement

Relevant Technologies and Approaches

Expected Results

  • Prioritized relevant energy efficient products and concrete actions to capitalize on countries financial, energy, and climate benefits by 2030
  • Improved energy productivity and possibilities for the region to cope with growing demand electricity and reduce grid instability, ensuring future economic development

The technical assistance resulted in an interactive dashboard on potential for increasing the energy efficiency of products in Southern African Region by providing a technical market assessment of current conditions and policies for five product categories.

For further information, please see the full technical assistance request in the Documents section.