Global leaders and energy experts will descend to Kigali next year for the (2020 SEforAll) Sustainable Energy for All’s Forum scheduled to be held in the capital Kigali.
Rwanda government team and SEforAll hosted a special preview event in New York to showcase this forthcoming forum on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
Sustainable Energy for All’s (SEforALL) aims at empowering leaders to broker partnerships and unlock finance to achieve universal access to sustainable energy – as a contribution to a cleaner, just and prosperous world for all.
The organization says it empowers energy decision-makers by marshaling evidence, bench-marking progress, amplifying the voices of the energy poor, telling stories of success, and connecting stakeholders to one another.
According to the organization, the combination of these activities enables greater attention and resources to reach the speed and scale necessary to achieve SDG7.
Sustainable Development Goal 7(SDG7) is ‘Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all’.
Rwanda has been extensively working hard to fix its energy challenges and gaps. For Example the country’s power generation capacity targets to reach 556MW of electricity by 2024 from the current 224.6MW and increase access to electricity by 100% from current 50%.
The government of Rwanda is also tapping into solar energy to increase access to electricity.
SEforALL forum will thus be an interesting platform where several experts will share solutions to this energy challenge from which Rwanda will draw lessons and also share its experiences.
United Nations data shows that some 840 million people around the world are still without access to electricity.
Meanwhile, the global share of population with access to clean cooking fuels and technologies reached 61% in 2017, up from 57% in 2010. Despite this progress, close to 3 billion people still rely primarily on inefficient and polluting cooking systems.
The Express News