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Energizing Finance 2021 official virtual launch

16:00 CET
14 Oct 2021
17:30 CET
14 Oct 2021

To help countries close their energy access gaps, we need a clear picture of the finance required. That means understanding how much finance they are already receiving, in what forms, how quickly committed funds get paid and which energy solutions are being financed. 

The Energizing Finance research series is recognized as a valuable source of energy finance analysis and advice to policymakers, the finance sector, industry and civil society. It consists of in-depth primary research and analysis by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and partners.

On 14 October, SEforALL will release two new reports under the series:

Energizing Finance: Understanding the Landscape 2021 tracks finance for electricity and clean cooking committed in 2019 to 20 Sub-Saharan African and Asian countries – known as the high-impact countries (HICs) – that together are home to more than 80 percent of people globally without energy access. This report was developed in partnership with Climate Policy Initiative.

Energizing Finance: Taking the Pulse 2021 presents findings on the estimated volume and type of finance needed by enterprises and customers to achieve universal energy access ​for both electricity and clean cooking by 2030 in three focus countries: Mozambique, Ghana and Vietnam. This report was developed in partnership with Dalberg Advisors.

Join us as we launch this year’s research. In addition to sharing key findings, the event will feature panellists who will shed light on what is needed to unlock greater finance for energy access in the push to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 7 by 2030.

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Tamojit Chatterjee, Energy Specialist, and Annette Aharonian, Energy Analyst, SEforALL 

Opening remarks

Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy

Welcoming remarks 

Barbara K. Buchner, Global Managing Director, Climate Policy Initiative

Aly-Khan Jamal, Partner, Dalberg Advisors 

Energizing Finance: Understanding the Landscape 2021 

Morgan Richmond, Senior Analyst, Climate Policy Initiative 

Energizing Finance: Taking the Pulse 2021 

Kanishka Bhattacharya, Associate Partner, Dalberg Advisors 

Clean Cooking 

Perspective from the field: Message from an entrepreneur 


Development finance in focus: Message from Hendrik Engelmann-Pilger, Senior Energy Specialist, European Investment Bank 

Panel discussion on findings 

Moderator: Olivia Coldrey, Head of Energy Finance and Clean Cooking, SEforALL 


Jacqueline Kimeu, International Coordinator, ACCESS Coalition 

Ute Collier, Head of Policy (Renewable Energy Markets), IRENA  

Nicholas Manu, CEO, Ghana CookClean 

Audience interaction 

Q & A 

Closing remarks  


Register here.

SEforALL acknowledges with gratitude the financial assistance provided by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation that made this event and the reports possible. We also acknowledge the Austrian Development Agency, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, and the IKEA Foundation for their core support of our work.