On April  3rd, 2017, LTBLI’s Executive Director, Sarah Baird (above), participated as a Member Delegate at the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Forum where she advocated for a pro-poor energy-access perspective in local, regional, national and international energy projects and programming. In July, LTBLI was at the United Nations to participate in a U.N. Foundation Partnership Exchange. In September, Sarah presented a paper on LTBLI’s clinic electrification projects at the International Conference on Sustainable Development during Climate Week. This is her 3rd year as a presenter.

The Sustainable Energy for All Forum is the landmark gathering celebrating the global sustainable energy movement.

Over 1,000 high-level representatives from government, business, civil society and international organizations will gather in New York City for the 3rd Sustainable Energy for All Forum – its theme “Going Further, Faster – Together.”

The Forum is a marketplace to help broker new partnerships and ideas, spur investment and drive action towards sustainable energy and realising Sustainable Development Goal 7. SE4All Partners from across the globe share their stories about how they are achieving results.

“Going Further, Faster – Together” examined recent data on progress including the launch of the 3rd edition of the Global Tracking Framework on the delivery of universal access to modern energy services, doubling the share of renewable energy and doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency by 2030.

The Forum – coming soon after the Paris Agreement entered into force and just 18 months after the adoption of the SDGs – target solutions for accelerating and scaling energy access and energy productivity.