292 Efficient Energy Use and Planning

Part 1: June 2013
Part 2: 27 August 19 September, 2013
Part 3: March 2014
Part 1: Asia/Africa
Part 2: Karlstad and StockholmSweden
Part 3: To be decided
Number of participants
Target Region
Closing date for applications
February 1, 2013


Sida has commissioned LIFE Academy to carry out this advanced training programme on Efficient Energy Use and Planning.The programme will be implemented in cooperation with the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and the Energy Office of Region Värmland, a regional agency for energy efficiency and planning. We trust that you will find the training programme interesting and hereby invite you to nominate candidates. Lars Hallén, Chairman, LIFE Academy


The overall objective of the programme is to contribute to capacity building and change processes in the participants´ organizations in order to achieve sustainable and strategic energy efficiency in the participating countries taking poor people´s needs and rights into consideration.

Target Group

The programme is primarily intended for decision makers, planners,
trainers, managers and specialists qualified to participate in reform
processes of strategic importance for the energy sector in the country.
The candidate should hold a position with mandate to initiate and implement changes in the field of energy efficiency. Candidates representing government organizations, private companies or NGOs at national,regional or local level are welcome to apply.

Target regions:
The countries invited with first priority to this programme are: Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, China, Mongolia and India. However the programme is also open for other countries with potential and ambition for energy efficiency


Change Project

A central component of the programme is the participant´s own Change Project addressing a relevantproblem within the scope of the programme.

The Change Project should be something the participant and his/her organization want to implement during the period of the programme. An outline of a proposed Change Project (or a project idea) is to be submitted together with the application form. It will form part of the basis for selection of participants to the programme.The project has to be endorsed by the participant´s organization.


The programme is divided into five interlinked modules:
1. Sustainable Energy Systems
The module provides an introduction to the energy sector, giving the participants a deeper knowledge of energy efficiency potential and its relation to the energy system as a whole. The module also introduces various renewable energy sources and their environmental impact, costs etc.
2. Tools for Situation Analysis
The module provides participants with tools and methods for a situation
analysis as the basis for long term strategic work on energy efficiency
at national and local level. Methods for analysis of energy consumption, energy efficiency and potentials for energy savings will be introduced.
3. Tools for Energy Efficiency Work in Practice
In the module, various technical measures for the practical work with energy efficiency are introduced as well as methods to describe, evaluate and verify the effectiveness of these.
4. Implementation of Energy Efficiency
The module covers different instruments and policy measures for an energy efficient society and how these can be applied in practice. It also deals with management, organization and participation processes as well as issues related to finance and markets.
5. Change Project and Processes of Change
The Change Project plays a central role in the programme and in this module methods such as project management and networking to support a process of change will be introduced.



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