SEforALL Forum Overview

The 2022 SEforALL Forum is the landmark global gathering bringing people together to take stock of progress, showcase success and identify solutions to achieve faster, broader gains towards sustainable energy for all. It is a platform to broker new partnerships, spur investment, address challenges and drive action towards realizing Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) and a global clean energy transition. 

The Forum takes place at a pivotal juncture in the final decade to achieve SDG7 and will allow us to build on the momentum from the UN High-level Dialogue on Energy and COP26, generate new and bolder commitments, and spur increased ambition at COP27.

The Forum will bring together a broad and diverse set of energy access stakeholders and will seek to:

  • Inspire and mobilize further bold action, partnerships, commitments, and resources by showcasing innovation and impact that underpin economic recovery, empower women and youth, drive universal access to healthcare and disrupt business as usual in order to achieve SDG7 by 2030.
  • SDG7 and the just and equitable energy transition: Further shape what a just and equitable energy transition looks like across economies at different stages of development.
  • Bring non-state, private sector actors, women, and youth to the forefront of shaping solutions required to achieve energy access and a just and equitable energy transition at scale.
  • Leave no one Behind (Sahel, small island and climate vulnerable states): Amplify the urgency of supporting SIDS and climate vulnerable states, framing the important energy component and solutions to challenges faced.

The Forum will welcome the SDG7 community: Government, international/ regional organizations, development banks and funds, the private sector, entrepreneurs, philanthropies, NGOs, INGOs, civil-society organizations, academia, think-tanks, youth-led organizations, and SDG influencers, among others.

The Forum will extend its participation digitally to allow our audience worldwide to join us. The in-person format with a virtual presence will provide a unified audience experience.

Finally, the Forum will welcome the start of the 10 Year Anniversary Celebrations of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL).

Join us in this effort to accelerate progress towards the delivery of SDG7 to end energy poverty and advance a just energy transition in every corner of the world.

SEforALL Forum organizers

The 2022 SEforALL Forum is organized by SEforALL and the Government of Rwanda.

SEforALL is an international organization working with leaders in government, the private sector, and civil society to drive further, fasteraction toward the achievement of SDG7, which calls for universal access tosustainable energy by 2030, and the Paris Agreement,which calls for reducing greenhouse gas emissions tolimit climate warming to well below 2° Celsius.

SEforALL is proud to partner with the Government of Rwanda to co-host the SEforALL Forum. The Government of Rwanda has announced an ambitious climate action agenda that features a 38% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions compared to business as usual by 2030, equivalent to an estimated mitigation of up to 4.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e).

Kigali is a thriving African capital city located in the heart of the country and has been recognized for its many innovations in building a modern sustainable city symbolized by a zero-tolerance policy for plastics and improved garbage collection. Kigali offers unique experiences in one of the fastest-growing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. With a population of more than 1 million, Kigali is the largest city and the economic, cultural, and transport hub of Rwanda.

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