The 3rd IEF-OFID Symposium on Energy Poverty, hosted by the government of Tunisia, gathers participants from African Countries, representatives from governments and industry, multilateral and bilateral organisations, finance institutions, and aid agencies to discuss how to address this crucial issue and identify ways and means to help eradicate energy poverty and achieve universal access to modern energy services by 2030.

The convening of the Symposium continues a long history of collaboration between the IEF and OFID, and reflects the outcome of the 15th Ministerial International Energy Forum (Algiers, September 2016), whereby Ministers expressed support for the 2030 Sustainable Development goals of the United Nations, and “acknowledged the important role of the IEF, alongside other organisations to help ensure that energy access remains an integral part of the producer-consumer dialogue and high on the Ministerial agenda”.

The Symposium is structured around three sessions:

  • Session 1: Energy Poverty – The problem, the extent and the consequences
  • Session 2: Roles of Energy Sources and Technical Solutions
  • Session 3: Policy, Regulatory and Investment Options

ARE Vice-President Caroline Nijland will be sharing her perspective on “Roles of Energy Sources and Technical Solutions.”

Date events
12 April 2017
Tunis, Tunisia