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Global Conference on Rural Energy Access: A Nexus Approach to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication

News  |   5 Dec 2013

Global Conference // Global Conference on Rural Energy Access: A Nexus Approach to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication

This conference is part of the follow up to the 2012 Conference on Sustainable Development or Rio+20.

The main objective of the Conference is to provide an opportunity to strengthen capacities on policy, technical and entrepreneurial approaches to rural energy access for eradicating poverty and promoting sustainable development in rural communities.

Conference Objectives

Promoting dialogue among practitioners, experts, donors and policy-makers to facilitate closer cooperation on rural energy access;

Assessing potential integrated policy options to address rural energy and to identify synergies that can be realized from the links between energy and other development factors including health, education, economic growth, gender, water and food security;

Discussing ways to apply models and practices to allow the scaling up of the use of clean cookstoves and stand-alone renewable energy systems;

Identifying best practices and lessons learned and sharing international and country-level experiences in rural energy-access development;

Assisting participants in identifying relevant renewable energy products, systems and services for rural communities; and

Supporting the Rio+20 follow-up process and the post-2015 development agenda.

Keywords

economic growth ; education ; energy access ; gender ; health ; nexus approach ; policy ; renewable energy ; rural communities ; sustainable development ; water-energy-food security nexus ; Rio+twenties ; Sustainable Energy for All Initiative ; UN-Energy ; United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) ; United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) ; ; Africa

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