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 Kandeh K. Yumkella, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Chief Executive  Officer for Sustainable Energy for all.

“2014 has left Sustainable Energy for All very well positioned and prepared for the future”

50 SE4 All High-Impact opportunities identified, six of which are already operationalized:

Clean Energy Mini-Grids, Phase-out of Gas Flaring, Energy and Women’s Health, Universal Adoption of Clean Cooking Solution,Sustainable Bioenergy and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus.

2014  A Year of many breakthroughs accross all work streams of sustainable energy for all.

2015 The year when we show how we act to make sustainable energy for all a realty.

2030 The year when we achieve sustainable energy for all.

Roland Leithenmayr VfV

Ending Energy Poverty – Smart Engagement

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Trouble can come when organizations or companies don’t involve in their projects influential stakeholders like local communities or local respectively global NGO’s. To avoid problems such as financial pressure, legal pressure or pressure from the public or civil society groups,- who object projects or decisions -, “Smart Engagement” shall be integrated. How a project can successfully and sustainable executed (Best Practice) demonstrates the project from VERBUND/Austria providing electrical access to the (poor) Roma population in Bulgaria.

Case Study_EVN_Stolipinovo_20150618.

Integrating Smart Engagement into planning, execution and management will deliver outcomes that are not only technically and financially successful but also socially and environmentally acceptable and sustainable. Engaging stakeholders in a smart way is fundamental to achieving this (John Aston and Alan Knight, Smart Engagement, DoSustainability, 2014, ->PowerPoint Presentation: astoneco_corporAID&ICEP Multilogue_v1.0(18jun15).

We would be pleased to hear from Best Practices Projects involving stakeholders such as NGO’s  that led to successful and sustainable results for all concerned. Please contact NGO Committee on Sustainable Development.

Roland Leithenmayr VfV