Organisations

Mission

Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) is an International Organization working with leaders in government, the private sector and civil society to drive further, faster action toward achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 7, which calls for universal access to sustainable energy by 2030, and the Paris Climate Agreement, which calls for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to limit climate warming to below 2 degrees Celsius.

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched SEforALL in September 2011 as a global initiative that would mobilize action by these diverse actors in support of SDG7’s three core objectives:

  • ensuring universal access to modern energy services
  • doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
  • doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency 

Operating under the leadership of its first CEO and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All, Kandeh Yumkella, SEforALL brought multiple stakeholders together—governments, development banks, the private sector, investors, civil society, and international institutions—under a single umbrella.

Rachel Kyte took office as SEforALL’s CEO and Special Representative of the Secretary-General in January 2016.

Overall guidance for the global team is provided by the SEforALL Administrative Board

Accomplishments

  • Many partnerships have also been formed – Regional and Thematic Hubs, and the Accelerator Platform.
  • More than 100 countries have engaged with SEforALL, providing financial or in-kind contributions or working on tailored national strategies and investment plans to deliver on SEforALL’s objectives.
  • Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and its partners launched a new research project at the 72nd UN General Assembly in 2017 that tracks and analyses for the first time finance flows for two key areas of energy access -- electrification and clean cooking -- in 20 high-impact countries in Africa and Asia that account for nearly 80% of those living without access to modern energy globally

ORGANIZATION HEAD
Rachel Kyte, Special Representative of the Secretary-General
Sustainable Energy for All, Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All

STAFF
The SEforALL Global Team has 40 full time staff along with a pool of consultants from 22 countries based in Vienna, Austria and Washington, D.C., USA.
 
CONTACT DETAILS
Sustainable Energy for All Initiative 
Global Facilitation Team 
Andromeda Tower, 15th floor
Donau-City –Strasse 6
A-1220 Vienna 
Tel: +43 (1) 26060 83403
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www.SEforALL.org

 

MEMBER PROFILES

EnC
Energy Community

IAEA
International Atomic Energy Agency

IIASA
International Insitute for applied System Analyses

IPI
International Peace Institute

OFID
The OPEC Fund for International Developement

OPEC
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

OSCE
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

REEEP
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership

SEforALL
Sustainable Energy for All

UNIDO
United Nations Industrial Development Organization

WEC
World Energy Council