The EEP Africa Knowledge Exchange Forum (KEF) is a dynamic event for project developers and other key players in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sector to discuss key topics in the field, share experiences, and build new business relationships. The event includes speakers, panels and roundtable discussions that offer participants valuable opportunities to share their own successes and challenges.
The 2020 KEF was held as a virtual Knowledge Week featuring a series of events on energy and climate. It featured the launch of a new EEP Africa study on climate co-benefits from clean energy projects, Energising Resilience, and an analysis of productive use and circular economy, 2020 Market Report. The week also included awarding of the EEP Africa 2020 Project of the Year and a roundtable on emerging opportunities in the sector with the recipients of our first Rising Energy Leader award.
The 2019 KEF was held in Arusha, Tanzania with a theme of Clean Energy for Productive Use and Green Growth. It featured the launch of new EEP Africa knowledge products looking at productive use of energy, Powering Productivity, and youth opportunities in the clean energy sector, Profiles of Change. The event also featured a panel selection of the EEP Africa Project of the Year 2019 and advanced information about the next EEP Africa call for proposals.
EEP Africa provides guidance to portfolio companies during the planning, implementation and evaluation stages of their projects. The Fund also work with partners to develop knowledge resources that support sustainable, climate-resilient, green growth in the sector.
EEP Africa, in partnership with CLASP, has compiled a set of resources to support companies overcome many of the barriers to e-waste management and recycling in East and Southern Africa. In this toolkit, project developers will find best practices for off-grid solar e-waste management, resources on local legislation, and recommendations for recycling services.