12 of February 2016

The SE4All Africa website is now available

The SE4All Africa Hub have just launched the SE4All Africa website on www.se4all-africa.org

All relevant information regarding SE4All in Africa implementation, namely country actions, country data, regional initiatives and financing opportunities, will be easily accessible on this website.

A news section is also available, where you can find more information about the SE4ALL 3rd Annual Workshop, attended by ALER’s Executive Director. More information about the event, including the agenda and presentations is available here.

The SE4All Africa Hub has the mission to facilitate the implementation of SE4ALL Initiative in Africa. It is part of a regional Hubs network established within the multilateral development banks.

Besides the Africa Hub (with headquarters at the African Development Bank in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire), three more regional centers were established: the Latin America and Caribbean Hub (at the Inter American Development Bank in Washington DC, USA), the Asia-Pacific Hub (at the Asian Development Bank in Manila, Philippines) and the Europe-Central-Asia-Mediterranean Hub (at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London, UK). 

Apart from regional hubs, there also thematic hubs to support key thematic areas of SE4All. The following six have been established: Energy Efficiency (at the Technical University of Denmark/UNEP in Copenhagen), Renewable Energy (at the International Renewable Energy Agency, in Abu Dhabi, UAE), Knowledge Management (at the World Bank, Washington DC, USA), Capacity Building (at the Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi, India), Energy Efficiency Facilitation (the Energy Conservation Center, Tokyo, Japan) and the Bottom-of-the-Pyramid (UNDP, New York, USA).

Furthermore, the High Impact Opportunities (HIOs) have also been set up. HIOs are action areas that are likely to show significant potential to advance the three objectives of SE4All. They bring together partners working on specific areas, such as clean energy mini grids, energy and women's health or the water-energy-food nexus.