ENERGIA at the High-Level Political Forum | July 9-18, New York


ENERGIA is co-hosting two energy access-related events and a Breakfast Meeting during the High-Level Political Forum 2018. You can join us:


Monday July 9, 2018

Gender in SDG 7 – Closing the knowledge gap
ENERGIA and DFID are hosting a side event with the aim to inform the ministerial and multi-stakeholder dialogues at the HLPF with evidence ans lessons on the interlinkages between Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender and women’s empowerment and Sustainable Development Goal 7 on energy.

Time: 13:15 – 14:45
Location: UN DESA Secretariat Building S-2727

Learn more on this session here.


Women in Energy: Fuelling development through women’s empowerment and gender-inclusive energy practices
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, United Nations Foundations, ENERGIA, Sustainable Energy for All, UN Women, World Bank, the Governments of Kenya and Norway, and Bright Green Renewable Energy Ltd. will convene a panel on the importance of enhancing women’s leadership and diversifying the involvement of women across the energy value chain.

Time: 18:30 – 20:00
Location: Trusteeship Chamber UN Conference Building

Learn more on this session here.


Tuesday July 10, 2018

ENERGIA-hosted Breakfast Meeting Gender in SDG 7 – Discussion with stakeholders and researches on closing the knowledge gap
The breakfast meeting will provide an opportunity for an interactive discussion on the latest evidence on gender and energy. Participants can interact one-on-one with the researchers from the ENERGIA Gender and Energy Research Programme, who will each chair a round table discussion.

Time: 7:30 – 9:30 am
Location: Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Learn more on this session here.


Our International Coordinator and Programme Manager, Sheila Oparaocha, will participate as a speaker in the following events:


Tuesday July 10, 2018

Review of SDGs implementation: SDG7 – Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Under the theme “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”, the High-Level Political Forum event will review progress towards Sustainable Development Goals – including SDG7.

Time: 15:00 – 18:00
Location: UN Conference Room 4


Wednesday July 11, 2018

Partnerships that Deliver for Girls & Women: An interactive dialogue to break down silos and achieve the SDGs
Women Deliver is hosting a Breakfast Meeting showcasing partnerships that advance gender equality and the Sustainable Development Goals – including SDG7 on energy access for all.

Time: 8:30 – 10:00 am
Location: Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016


Download our full programme here.