The IEE Improvement Project is a collaborative effort spearheaded by the following role players:
Funders and donors:
- Department of Energy (DoE): The DOE, which has the mandate to promote energy efficiency and energy planning in SA. Its function is to formulate and manage achievement of energy policies, including the national energy efficiency strategy. The DoE took the lead in requesting UNIDO to assist in the development of a special project to promote industrial energy efficiency. The Department is responsible for preparing and implementing relevant policies and regulations supportive of the implementation of the IEE Project.
- The mandate of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) is to ensure a healthy work environment for the growth of a productive industrial sector. It therefore has a keen interest in building capacity to formulate and manage effective best practice support structure and incentives that encourage the use of IEM. In order to maintain growth, jobs and export markets, SA industry needs to optimise its energy consumption. The dti therefore plays an essential role in the implementation of the IEE Project to facilitate investment support for industry and the removal of communication and trade barriers.
- The Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the United Kingdom Department of International Development (DFID) provide international funding, which is channeled to the IEE Project through UNIDO. (Note: DFID’s UKAID(Association of International Donors) logo has been introduced to help make it easier for people to see where Britain’s aid budget is being spent and how it is being used to tackle global poverty).
- The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) is the implementing agent of the IEE Project and provided the initat expertise for the buildign of local capacity. UNIDO is currently implementing similar projects in 13 countires worldwide.
- In South Africa, the IEE Project is implemented (jointly with UNIDO) by the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) hosted by the CSIR, and will be integrated into the NCPC-SA after it has completed its four-year lifespan. As the dti’s industrial resource efficiency programme, the NCPC-SA inter alia facilitates resource efficiency and cleaner production assessments in industry, specifically in the areas of energy, water and materials. The CSIR provides both the infrastructure and the legal framework within which the NCPC-SA and the IEE Project operate.
Strategic guidance is provided by a Project Steering Committee with representation from the DoE, the DEA, the dti, Business Unity SA (BUSA), the National Business Initiative (NBI), SECO and DFID.