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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

Goal 13: Climate action
Climate action

Partnerships for the goals

Goal 17: 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 increase use of appliances, 2) limited access to electricity and 3) low availability of energy efficient household appliances on the market. As the region generates its electricity with approximately 75% from fossil fuels 1 this increasing electricity demand will also greatly increase CO2 emissions. As a result of the economic development and the use of inefficient appliances and equipment, the electricity grid is becoming increasingly strained in Southern Africa.

Requested CTCN Response

Southern African countries asked for support in developing country and prioritization 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.