SEforALL Middle East Hub
The Middle East Hub is a partnership between Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB). The Hub Secretariat is hosted by the IDB's Economic and Social Infrastructure Department at its headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The Middle East Hub was launched in May 2018 at the Sustainable Energy for All Forum to accelerate and facilitate the achievement of SDG7, with a focus on energy efficiency, in the Middle East Region. The Hub’s mission is to create a platform for cooperation on specific action areas, increase awareness, mobilize partnerships and catalyze concrete actions at the country level.
The Hub focuses on the development of a better policy environment to accelerate achievement of sustainable energy and SEforALL’s goals. Its main activities include supporting policy analysis and elaboration, technical assistance to national governments, drafting of knowledge products, help with energy planning, alignment with national and international partners, improved project preparation, guidance on access to finance, coordination of energy initiatives in the region and creation of networking spaces.