2019 SEforALL Charrettes Report
Over two intensive days in June 2019, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) brought together a diverse group of individuals to generate new ideas to help achieve Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030. In four concurrent charrettes, participants used a design-thinking approach to address specific issues inhibiting the speed and scale needed to achieve access to electricity and to clean cooking.
There were three mantras that guided the 2019 SEforALL Charrettes: be disruptive, be experimental and be visionary.
This report provides the context for this approach and highlights the solutions presented at the end of the two days. Each charrette group focused their efforts on one of four areas of inquiry (private sector-led market for clean cooking, data and evidence for securing electricity access, bridging the electricity access financing gap, funding for last-mile electricity access), with the goal of each to generate one or more disruptive solutions and an initial plan for implementation by the end of day two. All four accomplished that, with a range of comprehensive solutions presented.
This report provides highlights of the four charrettes, the context for their design and the solutions presented at the end of the two days.