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4th Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Forum

2-3 May 2018 | Lisbon, Portugal

Highlights for Wednesday, 2 May 2018

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The fourth Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Forum opened on Wednesday, 2 May 2018, at the Convento do Beato in Lisbon, Portugal. Under the overarching theme of ‘Leaving No One Behind,’ the two-day Forum is: reviewing the latest evidence of progress on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 (access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all; exploring scalable innovations to achieve the three SEforALL objectives of electricity access, accelerating renewable energy and improving energy efficiency; and reflecting on lessons learned regarding what is needed to reach the “last mile” populations.

Highlights of the first day included:

  • Presentation of results from the 2018 Tracking SDG 7 Energy Progress Report;
  • A high-level panel discussion on policy matters, focusing on national strategies to accelerate progress towards SDG 7, including perspectives on how to address challenges in meeting sustainable energy and climate goals;
  • A “Wake Up Call” from Rachel Kyte, SEforALL CEO, on what is needed to achieve SDG 7;
  • Three “Deep Dive” sessions exploring the themes of: electricity for all in sub-Saharan Africa; clean fuels for all; and cooling for all;
  • Nine parallel discussion sessions organized by SEforALL partners;
  • An interactive session on gender inclusive investing in clean energy, which discussed linkages between SDGs 5 (gender equality) and 7; and
  • A marketplace on solutions to achieve clean and affordable energy for all.

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Opening Plenary

Rachel Kyte, SEforALL CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All

António Luís Guerra Nunes Mexia, CEO, Energias de Portugal (EDP)

 

Elizabeth Press, Director of Planning and Programme Support, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Maria Neira, World Health Organization (WHO)

Riccardo Puliti, Senior Director, Head of the Energy and Extractives Global Practice, World Bank Group

Vivien Foster, Global Lead for Energy Economics, Markets and Institutions, World Bank Group

From L-R: Laura Cozzi, Head of the Energy Demand Outlook Division, International Energy Agency (IEA); Vivien Foster, Global Lead for Energy Economics, Markets and Institutions, World Bank Group; Maria Neira, WHO; and Elizabeth Press, Director of Planning and Programme Support, IRENA

Per Heggenes, CEO, IKEA Foundation

Sheila Oparaocha, International Secretariat, ENERGIA

From L-R: Elizabeth Littlefield, Senior Counselor, Albright Stonebridge Group; Gale Rigobert, Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, Saint Lucia; Leonardo Beltran Rodriguez, Deputy Secretary for Energy Planning and Transition, Mexico; Germaine Kamayirese, Minister for Energy, Water and Sanitation, Rwanda; Masamichi Kono, Deputy Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); and João Pedro Matos Fernandes, Minister of Environment, Portugal

Gale Rigobert, Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, Saint Lucia

Leonardo Beltran Rodriguez, Deputy Seretary for Energy Planning and Transition, Mexico

Germaine Kamayirese, Minister for Energy, Water and Sanitation, Rwanda

Masamichi Kono, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD

João Pedro Matos Fernandes, Minister of Environment, Portugal

Fernando Medina, Mayor of Lisbon

Heidi Schroderus-Fox, United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS)

Winners of the "Voices of a Brighter Future" journalism competition

Laura Cozzi, Head of the Energy Demand Outlook Division, IEA, with Bertrand Magne, SEforALL

Participants conferring during a coffee break

The Deep Dive: Electricity for All in Sub-Saharan Africa

From L-R: James Mwangi, Executive Director, Dalberg Group; Andrew Herscowitz, Coordinator for Power Africa, US Agency for International Development (USAID); Felix Bikpo, CEO, African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises; Kristina Skierka, Co-Founder and CEO, Power for All; Nthabiseng Mosia, Co-Founder and CFO, Azimuth | Easy Solar; and Philippe Miquel, CEO Western & Central Africa, ENGIE

Andrew Herscowitz, Coordinator for Power Africa, USAID, and Felix Bikpo, CEO, African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Nthabiseng Mosia, Co-Founder and CFO, Azimuth | Easy Solar

Shegun Bakari, Advisor to President of Togo

The Deep Dive: Clean Fuels for All

View of the panel during the session

Bessem Enonchong, Country Director, Cameroon, Global LPG Partnership (GLPGP)

Hajia Alima Mahama, Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Ghana

The Deep Dive: Cooling for All

From L-R: Nithya Ramanathan, Co-Founder and CEO, Nexleaf Analytics; Maria Neira, Director of the Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, WHO; and Andrea Voigt, Director-General, European Partnership for Energy and the Environment

Fatih Özkadi, Global Head of Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, Arçelik Group

Nithya Ramanathan, Co-Founder and CEO, Nexleaf Analytics

Interactive Lunch - Addressing SDGs 5 and 7: Gender Inclusive Investing in Clean Energy

Jennifer Pryce, Calvert Impact Capital

Leigh Moran, Calvert Impact Capital

Clean Cooking Fuels for All: Moving Beyond the Improved Stove

Tom Derksen, Managing Director Energy, Netherlands Development Organisation

Eco Matser, Senior Programme Manager, Hivos

Participants exchange views in one of the five break-out groups at the session

Data that Drives SDG 7: Emerging Findings from the Global Energy Access Survey

View of the panel during the session

Dana Rysankova, Senior Energy Specialist, and Elisa Portale, Senior Energy Economist, World Bank Group

Annemarije Kooijman-van Dijk, Coordinator of Gender and Energy Research Programme, ENERGIA, and Zhihong Zhang, Senior Program Coordinator, Climate Investment Funds, World Bank Group

The Energy Access Dividend- Data that Informs and Influences

From L-R: Marc Jeuland, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Global Health, Duke University; Vivian Vendeirinho, Founder and Managing Director, RVE.SOL; and Linda Davis, Director of Partnerships, wPower Hub

Rebekah Shirley, Director of Research, Power for All

Leslie Labruto, Associate Director of Global Energy, Acumen

Enabling Jobs with Energy - Opportunities, Challenges and Ongoing Activities

View of the panel during the session

Farai Evans Chabat, Entrepreneur, President, Youth in Energy

Rebecca Symington, Executive Director and Trustee, Mlinda Foundation

Karin Reiss, Sustainable Energy Expert, UN Industrial Development Organization

Last Mile First: Maximizing the Impacts of Energy Access on the SDGs

Davida Wood, Lead, Energy Access and Governance, World Resources Institute (WRI)

Isaac Kiva, Secretary for Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy, Kenya

Sarah Wykes, Lead Analyst, Climate Change and Energy, Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD)

Unlocking Energy Efficiency Finance for High-Impact Areas

From L-R: Lily Riahi, Advisor on Sustainable Cities, UN Environment; Amadou Thierno Diallo, Director of Global Practices, Economic and Social Infrastructure, Islamic Development Bank; Steve Kukoda, Vice President, International Copper Alliance; Mark Lister, Head of the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency; and Ariel Yepez, Chief of the Energy Division, Inter-American Development Bank

Lily Riahi, Advisor on Sustainable Cities, UN Environment

Steve Kukoda, Vice President, International Copper Alliance

Mark Lister, Head of the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency

Between Sessions


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