The goals, actions, projects and programs of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) are supported by Regional and Thematic Hubs. The Regional Hubs play a crucial role in implementing SEforALL’s objectives at the regional and country level. Located in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and hosted by the respective regional development banks, the Hubs typically bring together development banks, UN agencies and regional organizations which work in a coordinated way with country focal points.
The Hubs connect the global agenda with action on the ground, enable regional coordination and knowledge exchange
The Thematic Hubs bring together coalitions of partners for knowledge generation and exchange around key themes, including energy efficiency, renewable energy, knowledge management, capacity building and energy efficiency facilitating.
SEforALL Africa Hub
The Africa Hub is a partnership between the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Union Commission (AUC), the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) on a rotating basis.
The Hub Secretariat, is hosted by the AfDB's Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth Complex at its headquarters in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
The Africa Hub's mission is to coordinate and facilitate implementation of the SEforALL in Africa. It has an Oversight and Operations Committee (OOC) that provides strategic guidance for the Hub Secretariat's operations.
The Hub promotes African ownership, inclusiveness and a comprehensive approach to support the implementation of SEforALL goals. Its main activities include policy elaboration and guidelines, technical assistance to African countries, networking and knowledge management and coordination of energy initiatives.
The Asia Pacific Hub is led by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
The Hub Secretariat is hosted at the ADB Headquarters in Manila, Philippines.
The Asia-Pacific Hub was launched in June 2014 to accelerate and facilitate the achievement of SEforALL targets in the Asia-Pacific region and to focus on information sharing, forging partnerships and providing a platform for cooperation around specific action areas.
The Asia Pacific Hub aims to accelerate and facilitate achievement of SEforALL's goals by harnessing its three development partners' convening power, country presence and networks to mobilize partnerships to catalyze concrete actions at the country level.
The Hub supports development of a better policy environment to accelerate further development of sustainable energy, which is why established a Sustainable Energy Center for Excellence, hosted by the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore. The Singapore-based facility is a venue for regional policy makers to receive training on policy, technology, and project financing matters in the sustainable energy sector.
Latin America and the Caribbean Hub
The Latin America and Caribbean Hub is hosted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and its mission is to facilitate the implementation of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) in Latin America and the Caribbean region. The Hub launched a partnership between the IDB, the UN Development Program’s Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNDP), and the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) to help coordinate activities and information related to SEforALL in the region. The Latin America Energy Organization (OLADE) joined the Hub as a fourth partner in 2015.
The mission of the Latin America and Caribbean Hub is to support the implementation of SEforALL goals in Latin America and the Caribbean region.
Activities include the creation of knowledge products, help with planning for universal energy access, coordination with national and international partners, policy analysis, and improved project preparation and access to finance for projects that support SEforALL’s goals. Increased coordination related to sustainable energy will help catalyze major new investment opportunities in order to speed-up the transformation of the world’s energy systems, help eliminate energy poverty and increase prosperity.
The Hub also collaborates with thematic partners which include the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (CCEE).
The Knowledge Hub is hosted by the World Bank. It convenes a coalition of partners around various knowledge products under the leadership of the WB. It has been very successful in producing valuable benchmark products under the Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) banner. For example, the RISE Report and the biannual Global Tracking Framework (GTF) report benchmark progress against SEforALL's three objectives on energy access, renewable energy and energy efficiency.
The Energy Efficiency Hub secretariat is hosted by the Copenhagen Center on Energy Efficiency (C2E2). Its prime responsibility is to support action towards SEforALL's energy efficiency target of doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency by 2030. It will do so by accelerating action and commitments by national and sub-national leaders at the country, city, state, region or sector level.
Energy Efficiency Facilitating Hub
At the UN Climate Summit in 2014, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced to establish ‘an energy efficiency facilitating hub for global action in Tokyo’. The Energy Conservation Center, Japan (ECCJ) is supporting SEforALL’s energy efficiency initiatives through its “Energy Efficiency Facilitating Hub,” which shares energy efficiency technologies with partner organizations around the world.
The Renewable Energy Hub is hosted by IRENA and is supporting activities of high relevance to SEforALL's work such as the REmap, a roadmap to doubling the share of renewables in the global energy mix developed with the SEforALL Energy Efficiency Hub. The integrated nature of REmap and links with specific country roadmaps is very useful to identify priority countries under the heat map process, as well as determining where country win-wins can be found across all three objectives.