King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Energy for the poor: A king’s legacy
[Universal energy access) is set to be a standalone goal in the new post-2015 agenda – the Sustainable Development Goals. King Abdulla has been instrumental in this achievement. He passed away January 2014 and more than a nation grieved for the man whose legacy of “energy for the poor” continues to light the lives of million around the globe. (Source: OFID Quarterly, April 2o15)
The SDG 7 goal of universal energy access receives international recognition and has risen to the top of the development agenda led by the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative. It includes governments, finance institutions and the private sector and civil society.