NPCA /UNDP Experts Group Validation Meeting - Africa Communication Network SE4ALL

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19 June 2014 to 20 June 2014
Nairobi Kenya
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The Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Initiative was launched by the United Nations Secretary General in September 2011 to achieve three inter-related goals by 2030: (1) Ensuring universal access to modern energy services; (2) Doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency; and (3) Doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

Since the launch of SE4ALL, Africa took the lead in responding to the initiative with 44 African countries out of 84 globally opted in the initiative.

To coordinate and facilitate the implementation of the initiative in Africa, the Conference of Energy Ministers of Africa (CEMA) issued a resolution in November 2012 requesting the AUC, NPCA and AfDB to coordinate the implementation of SE4All in Africa.

Responding to the CEMA resolution, the African Union Commission (AUC), the NEPAD Agency (NPCA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) along with UNDP and in close coordination with the Global Facilitation Team (GFT) set-up the SE4All Africa Hub, which was officially launched in May 2013 in Marrakesh. The hub Secretariat is housed at AFDB.Beside the coordination and the implementation of SE4ALLInitiative in Africa, the Hub promotes African ownership, inclusiveness and a comprehensive approach to the Initiative’s implementation. NPCA and UNDP in collaboration with AUC and AFDB held a series of stakeholders consultative workshops in 2012 which have culminated in the development1 of three inter-connected frameworks to guide the implementation of SE4ALL in Africa: (1) Guidelines for Developing National Sustainable Energy for All Action Plans in Africa; (2) African Sustainable Charcoal Policy Framework, and (3) Africa Strategy for Decentralized Energy Services Delivery. The three documents were adopted by the CEMA Standing Committee in its May2014 Meeting.

Stakeholders consultation - Civil society Kenya

Stakeholders consultations - Government Officials Kenya

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