Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) is an international organization launched by the then Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon to help mobilize achievement of universal energy access, improve energy efficiency, and increase the use of renewable energy. It was formally launched as an initiative in September 2011 and is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, with an executive office in Washington, DC. Rachel Kyte took office as SEforALL’s CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in January 2016. On October 29, 2019, it was announced that Damilola Ogunbiyi will succeed Rachel Kyte as new CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General.
The Sustainable Energy for All Forum is the landmark event for the Sustainable Energy for All movement. This Forum is about marshalling the evidence, benchmarking progress, connecting partners, telling stories and amplifying voices to catalyze the The Sustainable Energy for All movement to advance SDG7 Goals.
This year, the 2020 Forum will be held in Kigali, Rwanda from May 26 to 28 and will bring together leaders and those who are delivering change in all parts of the world. It will enable deals to be done and advances to be made with new collaborations and innovations at the heart of the event. The Sustainable Energy for All Forum connects people of all levels of the SDG7 movement to build partnerships that will drive bigger and faster gains. An integral element of the Forum is the Marketplace, which is set up for partners to broker further partnerships and showcase their work on sustainable energy.