SEforALL Forum overview
The 2021 SEforALL Forum will focus on the need to act with urgency and ambition in order to achieve sustainable energy for all by 2030 and deliver on energy development as the golden thread of sustainable development that enables jobs, good health, food security, gender equality, and an end to poverty.
We will bring together a broad and diverse set of energy access stakeholders based on the following objectives:
- Inspire and focus energy stakeholders on country-level implementation, highlighting the role of energy as central to the development agenda
- Provide stakeholders with the knowledge and resources they need to accelerate and scale action
- Create a platform to exchange ideas and form new partnerships
SEforALL Forum organizers
The 2021 SEforALL Forum is organized by Sustainable Energy for ALL (SEforALL) and the Government of Rwanda.
SEforALL is an international organization working with leaders in government, the private sector and civil society to drive further, faster action toward achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7), which calls for universal access to sustainable energy by 2030, and the Paris Agreement, which calls for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to limit climate warming to below 2° Celsius.
Achieving these goals will require a radical rethink of the way we produce, distribute and consume energy. SEforALL is at the heart of this foundational shift to ensure no one is left behind. Drawing on data and evidence, we identify a critical path to success in achieving SDG7.
Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the Sustainable Energy for All initiative in 2011. Now an independent organization, we maintain close links with the UN, including through a relationship agreement, partnerships with UN agencies and with SEforALL’ s CEO acting as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy.
SEforALL is proud to partner with the Government of Rwanda to host the SEforALL Forum in Kigali, Rwanda. Rwanda is ranked by the World Bank as one of the easiest places to do business in Africa and has been awarded for its leadership in tourism and economic competitiveness by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and the World Economic Forum respectively. Kigali is a thriving African capital city located in the heart of the country and has been recognized for its many innovations in building a modern sustainable city symbolized by a zero-tolerance policy for plastics and improved garbage collection. Kigali offers unique experiences in one of the fastest growing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. With a population of more than 1 million, Kigali is the largest city and the economic, cultural and transport hub of Rwanda.