Jan 2017 – Dec 2020

Kigali Cooling Efficiency Programme (K-CEP)

Supporting coordination of the $51 million Kigali Cooling Efficiency Programme

$1,460,000 Grant Value

$70,000 evaluation budget

Other funders

  • Barr Foundation -

  • Bill Gates -

  • ClimateWorks Foundation -

  • David and Lucile Packard Foundation -

  • Heising-Simons Foundation -

  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation -

  • Josh and Anita Bekenstein -

  • John and Ann Doerr -

  • Laura and John Arnold -

  • Oak Foundation -

  • Open Philanthropy Project -

  • Pisces Foundation -

  • Sandler Foundation -

  • Sea Change Foundation -

  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation -

  • Wyss Foundation

K-CEP will work to support the coordination and governance of the $51 million programme - specifically the operation of K-CEP’s Efficiency Cooling Office (ECO) - through providing delivery capability for K-CEP with the aim of accelerating the integration of energy efficiency into the phase down of fluorinated gases.


K-CEP focuses on the energy efficiency of cooling in order to double the climate benefits and significantly increase the development benefits of the Kigali Amendment to phase down HFCs. It will significantly increase the climate and development benefits of the HFC phase down by facilitating simultaneous improvement in energy efficiency of cooling. The main impacts to achieve are: 

·       Greenhouse gas emission reductions. 
·       Room Air Conditioning market transformation. 
·       Increased access to efficient, clean cooling for those most at risk of productivity loss and heat-related illnesses.