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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

1st Annual UN-DESA Energy Grant (2015) - Powering the Future We Want

Publication Year: 2015 Publisher: UNDESA


Related Goals


The 12 finalists that reached the top of the evaluation process represent a wide range of sectors, including the public and private sector, non-profit, research centres, women’s associations and micro-finance institutions. This group of 12 finalists is comprised of 11 independent organisations and one 3-way partnership, representing a total of 14 organisations. Each organisation maintains a unique set of expertise, while being bound by the common thread of a desire to increase access to modern energy services in an environmentally sustainable manner throughout the world.

The following section of this report highlights the mission and initiatives of each organisation. For these purposes, each of the 12 finalists have voluntarily submitted reports providing an introduction to the energy problem they seek to address; their approach to finding solutions; achievements made in the field; challenges along the way; and a discussion of future plans.

Through knowledge sharing and promotion of best practices, UN-DESA aims to encourage long-lasting partnerships and increase support for capacity development initiatives in energy for sustainable development by showcasing the commendable work of the 14 noteworthy international organisations.