The much anticipated SEforALL Forum, which was to be held in June 2020 in Kigali Rwanda, has been postponed until 16-18 February 2021 because of COVID-19.
After extensive consultation with the host country (Rwanda), The United Nations, and the organizing board, a decision was reached to postpone the forum based on the ongoing COVID-19 situation across the globe.
The statement, however, affirmed that the forum will still take place in Kigali, Rwanda, as earlier planned on the specified dates above. READ THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT HERE
The official communication indicate that the objectives of the SEforALL Forum in Kigali will be:
- The most dynamic and diverse convening of the Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) movement since the establishment of the SDGs.
- A space to take stock of progress and focus on what’s working, what isn’t and why.
- A platform for mobilizing resources and launching new financial instruments that will close the energy access gap effectively and efficiently.
- A forum for collaboration and a place for partnerships to showcase action.
- A marketplace where entrepreneurs, community leaders, city leaders, policy makers, financiers and investors can connect.
- Convening a public presentation of the SDG7 Tracking Report.
The news of postponement comes after other major international forums that were to be held in Africa were postponed. The United Nations Africa Climate Week, which was to be held in Kampala, Uganda in April 2020, has been delayed although a new date is yet to be announced. Official Website for the UN Africa Climate Week