Members of the EAP's Executive Committee met at OFID's Headquarters in Vienna, Austria on May 30, 2018.
EAP Members Attend SEforALL Forum
Members of the Energy Access Platform including Total, Shell, the World Petroleum Council, OFID, the Global LPG Partnership, and the Shell Foundation attended the 4th Sustainable Energy for All Forum in May 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. The 2018 Forum, “Leaving No One Behind”, took place at a pivotal juncture for accelerating progress on global sustainable energy goals — under Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 — and the Paris Climate Agreement. At stake are significant populations that are missing out on education, health, jobs and broader economic opportunities because they do not have access to clean, affordable energy. Closing these energy gaps — especially for ‘last mile’ populations — is the Forum‘s imperative.
Total, OFID and the Global LPG Partnership also took part in the forum’s ‘Market Place’, a platform for SEforALL partners to showcase their work and forge new connections. In his remarks opening the Market Place, Suleiman J Al-Herbish, Director-General of OFID, noted that while scalable solutions and growing commitments from governments and financiers toward delivering universal energy access were emerging, there was still much more to be done. “At OFID, we recognize the need to inspire new partnerships, ideas and investment in the quest for modern and affordable energy for all. Advocacy, operations on the ground and partnerships are the main pillars for scaling up energy access if SDG 7 is to be met,” he stressed.
EAP Executive Committee Meeting
Members of the EAP's Executive Committee met at OFID's Headquarters in Vienna, Austria on December 5, 2017.