Youth Summit Call for Proposals


789 million people lack electricity access and 2.8 billion people lack access to clean cooking. Climate change remains a key issue as most of the world’s energy is generated from unsustainable sources like fossil fuels, while the COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the need for access to energy for healthcare provision and cooling solutions for vaccine distribution. 

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 calls for affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030. It’s three core targets are the foundation of SEforALL’s work:

  • Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services
  • Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
  • Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency

To drive youth-led action towards SDG 7, youth are invited to submit their ideas for tackling some of the challenges in meeting SDG 7 by 2030. 

What is your proposed technology or policy initiative to accelerate achievement of SDG 7 in the Decade of Action? 

Submissions will only be accepted through the online form below until 10 January 2021 (12 midnight ET). Three finalists will present their ideas at the global  SEforALL Youth Summit  from 9-11 February 2021. A USD 2,500 cash prize awaits the finalist with the best idea which will be announced at the Summit.

Download the full guidelines and criteria here.
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