PEER Africa iEEECO™ Group was founded in 1995 by Lilia Abron, Ph.D., PE, BCEE, Douglas “Mothusi” Guy, MBA, and Thami Eiland, our South African community partner. PEER Africa is a design-build firm specializing in upgrading and transforming informal communities to resilient, sustainable formal communities.

In addition, PEER Africa delivers basic municipal services appropriately and empowers previously disenfranchised individuals to take charge of and improve their lives in a manner that promotes democracy, enrichment, economic soundness and growth for all.

Over the past two decades, PEER Africa has established innovative “best practice solutions” for environmentally sound and sustainable projects in the built environment that contribute to the eradication of poverty, and promote and enhance local economic development in the very poor to destitute communities in South Africa.

Our Mission

Provide integrated environment, economic, empowerment, cost-optimized solutions for a sustainable, built environment. Our emphasis is on empowering poor communities in Africa, and the developing world, to take charge and control of their livelihoods in a responsible manner.

Guiding Principle

It is now as easy to build an energy-efficient, low-carbon footprint, resilient, affordable community, as it is to build a "slum”. It is now as affordable to capacitate those populations in those communities to take charge of their lives by training them to enter the workforce to contribute to the growth of their communities and country, as it is to import trained workers.

What We Do

PEER Africa advises communities, energy companies, utilities and public institutions on strategic, operational, financial and technology issues that support “green” initiatives. The company provides its services through its staff and through a network of energy, environmental and social scientists and engineers to comply with its mission of researching, developing, and implementing a full range of projects in the built environment that transform under-served communities to resilient communities that meet the highest quality sustainability for its residents.

We perform applied research, testing and demonstration of technologies that could have the ability to meet normal household routine operations at significantly reduced energy demands and operate on clean, safe and affordable fuels; document these technologies in appropriate academic venues; and help with the promulgation of successful technologies into the marketplace.

Projects are piloted nationally, and internationally.