Sustainable Energy for All Annual Report 2021

Annual report

The 2021 Annual Report highlights the work of SEforALL and its partners from the past year.

A key focus for us throughout the year was to build higher ambition for a clean and just energy transition. In particular, we wanted to ensure that major diplomatic moments on the calendar like the UN General Assembly and COP26 were catalysts for action on Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) and climate progress.

We made tremendous inroads when it comes to delivering targeted support to countries in 2021. For example, the Universal Energy Facility, which we launched in 2020, was operationalized and is providing results-based finance for mini-grid projects that are now being built in Madagascar with construction soon to start in Benin and Sierra Leone. Several other examples of successful country engagement are
described in this report.

As always, we continued to emphasize the importance of inclusivity in the energy transition, particularly when it comes to ensuring youth and female participation in decision-making. The 2021 SEforALL Youth Summit was a major step towards helping youth connect and collaborate with today’s leaders. And our Women at the Forefront programme continues to support women in building successful energy careers and advocate for energy policies and projects that boost gender equality.