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Low Energy Inclusive Appliances programme

Low Energy Inclusive Appliances programme

Efficiency for Access is a global coalition working to promote high performing appliances that enable access to clean energy for the world’s poorest people.

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Operating under the global coalition Efficiency for Access, the Low-Energy Inclusive Appliances (LEIA) is an innovative research, development, and demonstration programme. The programme aims to enhance the efficiency, performance, availability, and affordability of various household and community appliances with a special focus on communities in off- and weak-grid settings of Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.

By improving clean energy access, the LEIA programme also aims to address the climate emergency by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to a stronger off- and weak-grid appliance market with sustainable jobs, increased workforce and strengthened supply chain.

At its heart, the LEIA programme is dedicated to advancing Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7, affordable and clean energy) and Sustainable Development Goal 13 (SDG13, climate action).

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LEIA Research Snapshot

The recent LEIA Research Snapshot provides a broad overview of our latest reports and appliance roadmapping, organised under the themes of market, consumer, impact and technology research. You can read more about this on the Efficiency for Access website.

The LEIA programme is funded by UK aid, from the UK government via the Transforming Energy Access platform and the IKEA Foundation. The programme is co-managed by Energy Saving Trust and CLASP, an international appliance energy efficiency and market development specialist not-for-profit organisation.

Last updated: 7 March 2024