- November 12, 2020
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- November 13, 2020
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 to ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services by 2030 calls specifically for expanding infrastructure and upgrading technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries.
Working toward attaining this goal? Interested in achieving this goal in Africa? Want to collaborate on affordable, sustainable and reliable energy solutions for all citizens across Africa by 2030?
Join this year’s Energy Africa Conference with a community of project developers, investors, funders, policy makers, service providers and other professionals in the energy space from around the globe and Africa, to form partnerships, identify bankable projects in Africa and collaboratively fund and deploy these projects in line with the Power Africa Initiative and the United Nations Sustainability Goals.
2020: Investing in Africa’s Energy Future in the New Normal
This year’s conference will focus on investing in Africa and why you should do so. Come and hear high level decision-makers from national governments, business, academia and civil society make the case why you should consider Africa, whether you are an investor, a project developer, an EPC, a development organization or any firm seeking to expand operations to Africa. Go to www.energyafricaconference.com for full details on speakers, agenda and to register. The conference is virtual and free.
Goalmakers 2020 is proud to feature the Energy Africa Conference as part of our national focus on getting the SDGs back on track after the setbacks resulting from COVID-19 and downturn in the global economy. Modeled after the 17 Rooms concept developed by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Brookings Institution, the Goalmakers initiative is designed to identify new strategies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Leaders in 7 cities across the United States will convene for virtual events in October and November, addressing all 17 SDGs, leading into a National Forum that begins December 7. Hosted by the Posner Center for International Development, Denver is the focus for Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG7), Climate Action (SDG13) and Life on Land (SDG15).
2020 will be remembered as a year of massive global disruption and upheaval. The COVID-19 pandemic has strained our health systems, jolted the global economy, and frayed our social fabric. Additionally, the protests and calls for racial equality in the U.S. have sparked conversations to de-colonize global development. The Goalmakers initiative will unite and mobilize those in the U.S. that share a common goal of improving lives in low- and middle-income countries and are working to to get the SDGs back on track after the setbacks resulting from COVID-19 and downturn in the global economy.