Nairobi Energy Efficiency Policy Training Week

Energy Efficiency Policy Courses

Participants will follow one course throughout the four-day training week:


This module covers a wide-range of topics related to energy efficiency in buildings, placing them in the context of the transitions to net zero emissions. Starting from the fundamentals of the energy use in buildings, covering buildings design, technological solutions as well as policies and investment instruments to accelerate energy efficiency in buildings. The module is based on international best-practices and actionable recommendations, including those on how to develop a national roadmap to achieve a net-zero transition for the buildings sector. The module will offer a mix of lectures, discussions and interactive activities for the participants.

Appliances and equipment

Worldwide electricity consumption is expected to grow by 60 percent by 2030, driven in part by the increasing use of equipment, appliances, lighting, and other energy using devices. In the countries with the longest running appliance energy efficiency policies, the policies have contributed to reduction in energy consumption of key appliances by half. This stream aims to prepare participants to successfully advance appliance energy efficiency policy. It does so by introducing the fundamentals to effectively design and implement an energy efficiency policy package integrating regulations, information, and incentives to move appliances towards higher efficiency standards. The stream will offer a mix of lectures, discussions, and interactive activities for the participants. On completion, participants will have a solid understanding of the “big picture” as well as the tools to leverage their own expertise and interest to contribute to advancing energy efficiency in appliances and equipment.


The industry stream training will assist participants to design and implement energy efficiency programs for a range of industry subsectors and across small, medium and large enterprises. The training is designed around the industry energy efficiency policy package which combines regulation, information, and incentive measures to unlock energy efficiency benefits in ways that also help businesses to reduce costs and greenhouse gas emissions while becoming more resilient and competitive. Key energy efficiency policies that are examined in detail include energy audits, energy management systems, public reporting, technology solutions, energy efficiency networks and the use of innovative financing measures. The training has a strong practical orientation and international case studies are used extensively. Participants are encouraged to share their own experience throughout the training and develop their learning through a series of practical, interactive exercises.


The transport module focuses on how to achieve improvements in vehicle energy efficiency, with a key focus on vehicle electrification. After a scene setting introduction to the topic examining transport energy use and the multiple benefits of action, key aspects covered will relate to regulation (including second hand vehicles imports), information and incentives. Participants will therefore be provided with the skills and understanding to develop a policy package approach. Case studies will be a core component of the training covering best practice and lessons learnt from on the ground implementation. The module will be dynamic and interactive with many opportunities for discussion and team working.

Indicators and evaluation

Governments around the world are committed to a doubling of the rate of energy efficiency improvement, new and improved energy efficiency policies will be needed to drive this change. The indicators and evaluation workstream will provide participants with an understanding of how they can use data and evidence to develop energy efficiency policies and programmes that meet this global goal. They will also learn how to monitor the implementation and impact of those policies. The course will involve a combination of lectures, discussion and small group working to explore the principles of monitoring and evaluation techniques and how to implement them. Participants will learn about national energy efficiency indicators and how they can be used in policy making and evaluation across sectors. Groups will work on a case study, developing an energy efficiency policy and considering what evidence they would need to monitor and evaluate the policy, the sources of that evidence and how to collect data to address evidence gaps. On completion of the course, participants will be familiar with international best practice in monitoring and evaluation and be confident in taking action to implement that practice in their work.