EELA - Project Milestones

  Tentative dates Activity
YEAR 1 October 2019 * Training for national EELA focal points
November 2019 * First Meeting of the Regional Technical Committees in East and Southern Africa to discuss the MEPs for Lighting and agree on a roadmap for subsequent appliance
December 2019 * Assessment of national testing capacities
January 2020

1st Webinar on the development of MEPS

February 2020

2nd webinar on the development of MEPS

April 2020

* Training week in Sweden for national testing centres (To be replaced by an online training course)
* First testing equipment delivered to testing centres

* Second meeting of the Regional Technical Committees (adoption of MEPs for lighting) - (Physical meeting to be replaced by a Webinar to address comments from the National TCs on the draft MEPS)

May 2020 * First Regional Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Lighting and Appliances
* Adoption of the Regional Lighting Framework
* MEPs for second appliances discussed
YEAR 2 June 2020 First testing equipment delivered to testing centres
Second quarter 2020 * First private sector workshop
Third quarter 2020 * Third Meeting of the Regional Technical Committees on selected appliances
* Workshop on improved environmental management
* Market study and supply chain analysis on selected product groups
Fourth quarter 2020 * First Call for Proposals targeted to support private sector driven EELA initiatives
First quarter 2021 * Partnerships with selected companies signed
* Fourth meeting of the Regional Technical Committees on selected appliances
* Capacity building for testing centres
Second quarter 2021 * Second Regional Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Lighting and Appliances
YEAR 3 First quarter 2022 * Dissemination of further equipment to selected testing centres
* Product Database established and training held
Second quarter 2022 * Third Regional Multi Stakeholder Forum on Lighting and Appliances
Third quarter 2022 * Sixth meeting of the Regional Technical Committees on selected appliances
ongoing   * Capacity building activities for policy makers, the private sector, testing centres and other stakeholders
YEAR 4 Second quarter 2023 * Fourth Regional Multi Stakeholder Forum on Lighting and Appliances
Third quarter 2023 * Fifth meeting of the Regional Technical Committees on selected appliances
ongoing   * Further Industry partnerships signed
* Multiple capacity building activities for policy makers, the private sector, testing centres and other stakeholders
YEAR 5 Second quarter 2024 * Fifth Regional Multi Stakeholder Forum on Lighting and Appliances
Third quarter 2024 * Sixth meeting of the Regional Technical Committees on selected appliances
ongoing   * Further Industry partnerships signed
* Capacity building activities for policy makers, the private sector, testing centres and other stakeholders