More than 800 million people lack access to energy and 9 out of 10 of them live in conflict-affected countries. Majority of them only have access to intermittent electricity, which is not enough to spur social and economic growth.
The g7+ and council on state fragility launched a call to action on powering up energy investment in fragile states on 24th February 2021. Signatories to the call include political leaders (current and former heads of states and governments) and more international organization that include UN agencies such as UNDP and UNESCAP, multi-lateral development agencies, businesses and think tanks. Recognizing the lack of access to sustainable energy and the untapped potential for renewable sources therein, the call to action urges aid agencies, governments, business and development financial institutions to work together to end energy poverty in conflict affected countries and hence meet aspiration of SDG 7 of the global agenda 2030.
The subject event will bring together governments; donors and private firms share experience and views from the ground on the potential and challenges in ending energy poverty. This will help in realizing commitments made in the call to action.