The SEforALL Africa Hub is a partnership between the African Development Bank, NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency, African Union Commission, the United Nations Development Programme and Regional Economic Communities on rotating basis.
The Secretariat of the Africa Hub is hosted at the AfDB in the Energy, Environment and Climate Change department (ONEC). The Africa Hub is managed by the SEforALL Africa Hub Coordinator with a small support team.
Nothing is more important to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa than access to energy services: for lighting homes, hospitals, schools and streets, for non-polluting energy sources for heating and cooking, and for powering small-medium and large scale enterprise development and ultimately industrializing Africa. What is required is a new deal on energy for Africa. The SEforALL Africa Hub plays an important role in forging the transformative partnerships needed to make access to energy for all a reality.
Dr. Akinwumi Adesina
African Development Bank Group
The SEforALL Initiative with its agenda for universal access by 2030 fits very well with the African Union Agenda 2063 and it is important that this initiative is harmonised and implemented alongside other ongoing national, regional and continental energy initiatives in Africa like the Programme for Infrastructure development in Africa (PIDA) especially with regards to resources mobilisation and action-oriented delivery mechanisms. I take this opportunity to congratulate the African Union member States for the great achievements in preparing their Action Agendas and Investment Prospectuses, being the most active in this SEforALL Initiative globally and in this regard, to commend the key role played by the African Institutions led SEforALL Africa Hub.
Dr. Elham Mahmoud Ahmed Ibrahim
Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy
African Union Commission
The move towards sustainable energy is firmly linked to Africa’s development, and while there has been impressive progress in laying down the ground work, the time has come for concrete action and implementation. Africa should seize the opportunity if it is to benefit from the growing momentum behind this laudable initiative and it is NEPAD's mandate as technical arm of the African Union Commission to make it happen.
Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki
Chief Executive Officer
NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency
There is no development without energy. Increasing access to modern energy services can dramatically reduce poverty and inequalities by expanding people’s opportunities and well-being. It can also contribute to developing job markets and business activities while transforming African economies. But we also need to make sure the energy we use serves the needs of the present generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
Abdoulaye Mar Dieye
Assistant Administrator and Director Regional Bureau for Africa -
Energy is critical for powering African economies towards industrialization and economic diversification. The Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Africa Hub at the African Development Bank (AfDB) plays an important role in bringing together governments and the private sector to discuss concretely the importance of regional integration, infrastructure and energy sector investments to eradicate poverty once and for all in our continent.
Dr. Kandeh Yumkella
Co-Founder African Energy Leaders Group (AELG)
Former Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All & Former CEO of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative