Official launch of Energizing Finance 2020 research

14:00 CET
19 Nov 2020
15:00 CET
19 Nov 2020

Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7)—affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all—presents a monumental challenge, one that the world is nowhere near on track to achieving. We have only a decade left to bring electricity access to 789 million people and clean cooking solutions to 2.8 billion. But what is the volume of investment required to deliver energy access to these people? How much finance must be mobilized, in what form, and where should it flow?

These are the questions that SEforALL seeks to answer as part of its flagship research series, Energizing Finance. This year research consists of two reports, Understanding the Landscape and Missing the Mark, which provide a clear and comprehensive view of current finance commitments and disbursements for energy access solutions (electricity and clean cooking) in twenty Sub-Saharan African and Asian countries that together are home to more than 80 percent of people globally without energy access.

This virtual launch event provides an in-depth look at this year’s key findings to offer a clear and comprehensive view of where progress is being made, and where problems lie, in the financing of energy access, which is critical to achieving SDG7.


2:00 - 2:05 p.m.


Christine Eibs Singer, Senior Advisor, SEforALL

2:05 - 2:10 p.m.

Opening Remarks 

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

2:10 - 2:35 p.m.

Overview of reports’ key findings
  • Olivia Coldrey, Lead, Energy Finance and Clean Cooking, SEforALL
  • Chavi Meattle , Senior Analyst, CPI Global
  • Gaetan Hinojosa, Practice Lead, Climate Finance Advisory, South Pole

2:35 - 2:55 p.m.

Panel discussion on findings moderated by

Christine Eibs Singer, Senior Advisor, SEforALL

  • Michael Franz, Team Leader at GET.invest 
  • Olúwatóyìn Emmanuel-Olúbake, Associate Director of Portfolio, West Africa, at Acumen

2:55 - 3:00 p.m.


Christine Eibs Singer, Senior Advisor, SEforALL