5th Annual SEforALL Africa Workshop

5th Annual SEforALL Africa Workshop

Leaders from government, business, civil society and international organizations will gather 2-4 May 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal for the fourth Sustainable Energy for All Forum.

The 2018 Forum, “Leaving No One Behind”, will take place at a pivotal juncture for accelerating progress on global sustainable energy goals — under Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 — and the Paris Climate Agreement. At stake are significant populations that are missing out on education, health, jobs and broader economic opportunities because they do not have access to clean, affordable energy. Closing these energy gaps — especially for ‘last mile’ populations — is the Forum‘s imperative.

The agenda will focus on sharing the latest evidence of scalable innovations in providing electricity access, accelerating renewable energy and improving energy efficiency in all corners of the world. It will shine a spotlight on the urgency for bringing affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy to under-served populations, communities and regions that are at risk of being left behind in the global clean energy transition. These populations are especially vulnerable to energy poverty, climate impacts and other extreme economic challenges; yet they also lack a voice, finance and political capacity for changing their situation.

Hosted by Sustainable Energy For All (SEforALL) at the Convento do Beato in Lisbon, the Forum will examine the latest data on progress — or lack of — in achieving SDG7 goals.

The Objectives for the 5th Annual Sustainable Energy for All Africa Workshop:

The 5th Annual Sustainable Energy for All Africa Workshop will provide a venue for country representatives, private sector, civil society and development partners to:

  • Be informed about the progress of SEforALL Initiative and related country processes in Africa
  • Share and discuss main lessons learned from the IP process and draw recommendations for a continuous improvement, up-dating and showcasing process for IPs, to ensure a systematic implementation of the IP pipelines
  • Comment on the role of the SEforALL Africa Hub and of national SEforALL Secretariats in coordinating SEforALL processes and driving the implementation of IPs at national level to systematically achieve SEforALL targets
  • Be informed about instruments of the African Development Bank (and others) to help closing the financing gap and facilitating the achievement of the SEforALL targets.

The discussion and inputs resulting from the 5th Annual SEforALL Africa Workshop will flow into the strategic work areas of the SEforALL Africa Hub and the National SEforALL Secretariats.

Download Concept Note and Agenda.