The Government of Zambia holds Workshop to validate SEforALL Action Agenda and Investment Prospectus
1 June 2019
The Government of the Republic of Zambia is implementing the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SEforALL) whose goal is to mobilize all stakeholders to take concrete action toward; i) ensuring universal access to modern energy services, ii) doubling the rate of improvements in energy efficiency, and iii) doubling the share of renewable energy in the energy mix within by 2030.
The Ministry of Energy with support from the SEforALL Africa Hub – hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) – and with fund from the GEF-funded Africa Climate Technology and Finance Centre and Network (ACTFCN) – also hosted by AfDB - developed an SEforALL Country Action Agenda (AA) and Investment Prospectus (IP). This has been done to catalyse strategic partnerships and investments in the energy sector towards poverty alleviation and inspiring prosperity by taking into consideration the impacts of climate change and the need to achieve gender-balanced socio-economic development.
The two documents were finalised and a validation workshop that gathered key stakeholders was convened by the Ministry of Energy on Wednesday, 29th May 2019 at Taj Pamodzi Hotel.
The workshop provided for the review of the Action Agenda and Investment Prospectus. Participants submitted their reviews of the two documents in light of the process being an approach to promoting sustainable energy. Stakeholders were pleased with the documents and recommended that they be approved subject to inclusion of comments raised during this validation meeting. It is the view of the participants that the two documents would encourage needed investment in the energy sector, especially that it would channel resources where they are needed the most.
The Action Agenda and Investment Prospectus submitted for validation can be downloaded from the website of the Ministry of Energy and the final documents will soon be available here.