TERI has been working in Africa as a part of its south south collaboration initiatives with partners like Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre/Network (HOAREC/N, Addis Ababa University), DFID (Department for International Development), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, UNECA (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa), UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Organization).
HOAREC/N and DFID, TERI and several other local partners have been jointly imparting clean cooking and lighting solutions for rural households of Africa with a specific focus on Horn of Africa, East and Southern Africa. With UNECA, TERI has been working at a regional level on several issues pertaining to sustainable development.
UNIDO and TERI have been jointly working to enhance South South collaboration initiatives in renewable energy technologies in West, East Africa.
TERI, TERI University is also committed to enhance South South collaboration efforts through student and faculty exchange programmes with Addis Ababa University.