Press Release - Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), the global platform focused on achieving universal access to sustainable energy; together with GOGLA, the industry association representing the off-grid solar lighting and electrification sector, have announced they are to join forces in a partnership. While the two organizations have been working closely for a number of years, and share a joint mission, this more formalized, pro-active partnership will focus on energy access strategy and policy, knowledge sharing as well as improving the technologies that both bodies promote.
Rachel Kyte, CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Sustainable Energy for All, said of the partnership: “Securing access to reliable, affordable, and clean energy for the billion or more people still without is on the shared critical path to achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on energy and meeting the ambition of the Paris Agreement. For many, getting their first step on the energy access ladder will be thanks to partnerships dedicated to improving the technologies and sharing the learning of what works and why from providers of off grid energy solutions. By joining the Sustainable Energy for All partnership network, GOGLA brings its leadership to the forefront of a movement that is focused on going further, faster – together – in achieving SDG7 for all.”
Harry Verhaar, President of GOGLA added: “Sustainable Energy for All and GOGLA members share a joint mission – to accelerate progress towards universal access to reliable and sustainable energy. It becomes increasingly clear that off-grid energy technology, deployed through market based solutions, will play a significant role in achieving the mission towards universal energy access. GOGLA is looking forward to a close partnership with SEforALL, and that by teaming up on energy access strategies, policies and business model development and deployment we will be able to improve the lives of the current 1.06 billion people that live without access to electricity.”
About Sustainable Energy for All
Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) empowers leaders to broker partnerships and unlock finance to achieve universal access to sustainable energy, as a contribution to a cleaner, just and prosperous world for all. SEforALL exists to reduce the carbon intensity of energy while making it available to everyone on the planet. For more information, visit SEforALL.org and follow us at @SEforALLorg.
GOGLA is the voice of the off-grid solar lighting and electrification sector. Established in 2012, GOGLA now represents over 100 members as a neutral, independent, not-for-profit industry association. Its mission is to help its members build sustainable markets, delivering quality, affordable products and services to as many households, businesses and communities as possible across the developing world. The products and solutions that GOGLA members sell transform lives. They improve health and education, create jobs and income opportunities and help consumers save money. To find out more, go to www.gogla.org and follow us at @GOGLAssociation.