The Energy Branch of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the SIDS Sustainable Energy and Climate Resilience Initiative (SIDS DOCK), the Global Forum on Sustainable Energy (GFSE), the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are organizing the side event “Energizing the SAMOA Pathway – Launch of the SE4ALL Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres for Small Island Developing States (SIDS)”. The event will inform on the status of the SIDS DOCK process and the network of regional sustainable energy centres for SIDS the Pacific, Caribbean, Africa and Indian Ocean.
The panellist will discuss the potential role of the south-south triangular partnership in the context of the emerging post-2015 energy, climate and development architecture and the Decade of Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL). The network will particularly contribute to the cross-cutting area of SDG 7 on sustainable energy and SDG 9 on sustainable industrial development. The outcomes of the side event will be presented at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), to be held between 26 June 2015 and 8 July 2015 and the following post-2015 and climate negotiations. The side event will feature the official launch of the network of regional sustainable energy centres and the “Island Women Sustainable Energy and Climate Resilience Network”. The side event follows a “Davos-style” format. No power point presentations or formal speeches will be necessary.
Participants will have the opportunity to discuss directly with the panelists and experts during the VEF-REEEP reception in honour of Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, SRGSG and CEO of SE4ALL, scheduled to take place in the “Zeremoniensaal” between 18.30 to 20.00.