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4th Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Forum

2-3 May 2018 | Lisbon, Portugal

Highlights for Thursday, 3 May 2018

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The second day of the 4th SEforALL Forum focused on innovative solutions that can help deliver change at the speed and scale needed to meet SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy). Opening the discussions, SEforALL CEO Rachel Kyte reflected on the “reality check” and inspirational conversations, business transactions and connections of the previous day, and informed participants that the momentum generated would continue on Friday, 4 May, with over 90 meetings scheduled to take place in Lisbon.

Some of the highlights from the second day are detailed below:

  • Continuation of a series of Knowledge into Action Dialogues, Calls to Action, “Disruptive Voices,” and Partner Networking Sessions to showcase innovative solutions and opportunities to achieve scale and action across the various energy sectors.
  • Announcement of new pledges and new partnerships, such as the Shine Campaign, a group of 35 philanthropists, faith leaders, and private capital organizations committed to advancing energy access.
  • An Interactive Lunch focusing on the theme, ‘Blended Finance for SDG 7: Mobilizing Commercial Finance to Achieve Universal Energy Access Across Sub-Saharan Africa.’
  • Screening of the video ‘Phoebe’s Story,’ highlighting the impact of a joint project of the UN Foundation and the UK’s Department for International Development to electrify more than 60 health centers in Ghana and Uganda.

Closing the Forum, Rachel Kyte congratulated all stakeholders for moving the conversation from one only about energy to one about healthcare, jobs, education, businesses, and prosperity overall. She honored new commitments covering, among others, electricity connections, clean fuels, clean cooking, off-grid energy, mobilization of faith communities, the displaced and refugees, and financial resources.

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Plenary Session

Michael Liebreich, Chairman and CEO, Liebreich Associates

Greta Bull, CEO, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor, and Thomas Gottschalk, CEO, Mobisol

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

 

From L-R: Rana Adib, Executive Secretary, REN21; Alfredo Parres, Group Senior Vice President, ABB; Gilles Vermot Desroches, Sustainability Senior Vice President, Schneider Electric

Alfredo Parres, Group Senior Vice President, ABB

Gilles Vermot Desroches, Sustainability Senior Vice President, Schneider Electric

Nithya Ramanathan, Co-Founder and CEO, Nexleaf Analytics, and Jürgen Fischer, President, Danfoss Cooling

Cathy Zoi, Co-founder and President, Odyssey

Lorien Gamaroff, Founder and CEO, Bankymoon

Donald Sadoway, Professor of Materials Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Announcement of The Shine Campaign

Golo Pilz, Brahma Kumaris

Per Heggenes, CEO, IKEA Foundation

Fletcher Harper, Executive Director, GreenFaith

Closing Session

From L-R: Rachel Kyte, CEO, SEforALL; Hajia Alima Mahama, Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Ghana; Bjarni Bjarnason, CEO, Reykjavik Energy; Naoko Ishii, CEO, Global Environment Facility (GEF); and Upendra Tripathy, Interim Director-General, International Solar Alliance

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

Naoko Ishii, CEO, GEF

Bjarni Bjarnason, CEO, Reykjavik Energy

Upendra Tripathy, Interim Director-General, International Solar Alliance

The Deep Dive: Catalyzing Decentralized Renewable Energy Markets

From L-R: Harish Hande, Managing Director, SELCO India; Anya Cherneff, Founder and Executive Director, Empower Generation; Felice Zaccheo, Head of Unit, Sustainable Energy and Climate Change, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission; and Jaideep Bansal, Energy Access Leader, Global Himalayan Expedition

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

Ashvin Dayal, Associate Vice President and Managing Director, The Rockefeller Foundation

The Deep Dive: Energy in Humanitarian Settings

Sheila Oparaocha, International Coordinator and Programme Manager, ENERGIA

Michael Keating, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Somalia

Andrew Harper, Director, Division of Programme Support and Management, UN Refugee Agency

The Deep Dive: Financing the Transition

From L-R: Daniel Klier, Group Head of Strategy and Global Head of Sustainable Finance, HSBC; Teresa Ribeiro, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Portugal; Audrey Desiderato, Founder and COO, SunFunder; Sam Parker, Director, Shell Foundation; and Howard Bamsey, Executive Director, Green Climate Fund

Teresa Ribeiro, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Portugal

Daniel Klier, Group Head of Strategy and Global Head of Sustainable Finance, HSBC

Mafalda Duarte, Program Manager and Head, Climate Investment Funds

Promoting Gender Integration through Policy Reform

From L-R: Sheila Oparaocha, International Coordinator and Programme Manager, ENERGIA; Ana Victoria Rojas, Senior Energy Adviser, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Global Gender Office; Monica Maduekwe, Programme Officer, ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE); Karin Reiss, Sustainable Energy Expert, UN Industrial Development Organization; Iliyana Arnaudova, Senior Policy and Development Specialist, Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE); and Ellen Morris, President and Founder, Sustainable Energy Solutions

Ana Victoria Rojas, Senior Energy Adviser, IUCN, Global Gender Office

Monica Maduekwe, Programme Officer, ECREEE

Iliyana Arnaudova, Senior Policy and Development Specialist, RCREEE

Energizing Finance: Barriers and Opportunities to Unlock Finance for Energy Access

View of the panel during the session

Lucy Stevens, Senior Policy Adviser for Energy Access, Practical Action

Rita Poppe, Advocacy Officer, Hivos

Cooling for All - Creating Markets for Sustainable Cooling Solutions

From L-R: Alan Miller, Climate Finance and Policy Specialist; Julia Panzer, Director of Strategic Communications, Danfoss; Lily Riahi, Advisor on Sustainable Cities, UN Environment; Xiao Wang, Programme Officer, Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency; and Toby Peters, Professor in Cold Economy, Birmingham University

Alan Miller, Climate Finance and Policy Specialist

Xiao Wang, Programme Officer, Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency

Lily Riahi, Advisor on Sustainable Cities, UN Environment

Empowering Women: Pathways for Up-Scaling Women-Centric Approaches to Energy Access

Soma Dutta, Senior Technical Advisor, ENERGIA

Stephanie Finigan, Manager of Operations, Value for Women

Chebet Lesan, Founder and CEO, BrightGreen

Energy and Health: Building Bridges

Maria Neira, Director of the Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization

Donee Alexander, Senior Director of Evidence and Impact, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Marcel Raats, Senior Energy Advisor, RVO.NL, and Jem Porcaro, Senior Director of Energy Access, UN Foundation

Building Capacity and Coordination around Energy Systems Planning and Modeling

William Blyth, Senior Research Fellow, UK Department for International Development

Faruk Yusuf Yabo, Assistant Director, Renewable Energy and Rural Power Access, Ministry of Power, Nigeria

Robert Nyamvumba, Energy Division Manager, Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda

Around the venue

The IISD team: Olivia Pasini; Mike Muzurakis; Wangu Mwangi; and Virginia Wiseman


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