Seminar on Ensuring Access to Affordable, Reliable, Sustainable and Modern Energy for All (SDG 7)
30 Jun 2016 - 1 Jul 2016
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The objectives of this seminar is to build capacities on best practices and successful implementation of sustainable energy development projects and programmes in developing countries, and to address challenges related to achieving global energy objectives including Energy SDG 7 and its targets from the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is intended to bring participants of the 2015 Grant Cycle together to share new ideas, build networks, discuss business models and training tools and increase knowledge of United Nations initiatives in energy for sustainable development.
At the conclusion of this capacity development event, it is anticipated that the participants will gain: (1) knowledge of successful projects of various scales, business models, and training tools for promoting sustainable energy development; (2) enhanced understanding of the issues faced by organizations and/or individuals implementing sustainable energy projects; (3) awareness of major technical, managerial and financial challenges related to the implementations of these projects in developing countries; and (4) familiarity with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Energy SDG 7 goal and targets, the 3 dimensions of energy for sustainable development (economic, social, environmental) and the nexus of energy and education, water, poverty, gender, health, food security and environment.