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Sustainable Energy for All - Using renewables to provide access to energy in Kenya and Tanzania

The world’s governments recently agreed a new set of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Goal 7 is ‘to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all’ by 2030.  Yet globally, 1.1 billion people have no access to electricity and more than 2.7 billion have no clean cooking facilities.  How will we solve this massive challenge?

Sarah Best from the International Institute of Environment and Development will present at this meeting.  This talk looks at: the barriers, promising innovations on the ground and how we can support NGOs, communities, local companies and social enterprises to help the world’s poorest communities gain access to these.  It will draw on IIED’s research with projects and social enterprises in rural Kenya and Tanzania that are investing in energy solutions to help people on a low income earn a living. 

Further information about Sarah Best and IIED can be found in the attached agenda.



Sarah Best