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Communicating Energy in Southern Africa

2017 - 2019

Implementing agencies
Southern African Research and Documentation Centre

African partners

Names of African partners involved
Southern African Development Community

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)
Single donor

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
Government of Austria (ADA)

Geographical scope

Countries where active

Renewables, Non Renewables, Electricity, Heating and Cooling, Energy Efficiency, Cooking Energy

Sub Sectors (Electricity)
Electricity system, Grid connected generation, Mini-grids, Stand-alone off-grid

Type of intervention
High-level initiative (upstream)

Type of technical assistance
Dialogue and networking, Information and analysis, Policy support / institution building

Gender focus

Climate focus

Type of financing

Main objectives
The intervention goal is to contribute to the provision of access to energy knowledge and information in Southern Africa by providing knowledge and communication support to the Secretariat of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and its subsidiary organizations and other key energy stakeholders. Therefore, the objective is the maintenance of a functional platform for information-sharing and knowledge dissemination that contributes to informed policy decisions about the development of the energy sector in the SADC region.

Main activities
Key activities include: Developing a monitoring and tracking tool for the SADC energy sector; Profiling some of the success stories in the SADC energy sector, especially in renewables; Updating of the SADC Energy Monitor; Updating of SADC Energy Investment Yearbooks; Production of SADC Today newsletter and Southern African News Features; Information support to the SADC Energy Thematic Group (ETG), including production of SADC ETG Bulletin, maintenance of the SADC Energy Portal, and production of policy briefs; and, Distribution and targeted dissemination of regional energy information.



Contact information
Austrian Development Agency

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