Since its founding in 1966, ADB has been driven by an inspiration and dedication to improving people’s lives in Asia and the Pacific. By targeting our investments wisely, in partnership with our developing member countries and other stakeholders, we can alleviate poverty and help create a world in which everyone can share in the benefits of sustained and inclusive growth.
Worldwide more than 1,6 billion people do not have access to electricity. 80 % of those live in rural areas. We in the industrialised world take electricity for granted. We do not realize that electricity is a basic precondition for almost all aspects of modern life.
The overarching objective of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs), thus contributing to poverty reduction.
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The Energy for All Partnership was formed by the Asian Development Bank in 2008,to build platforms for cooperation, exchange, innovation, and project development for solutions to widespread energy poverty. We’ve brought together key stakeholders from business, finance, government, and NGOs for a singular purpose: to drive action towards a goal of providing energy access to 100 million people in Asia and the Pacific Region by 2015.
Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO’s efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.
The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. By doing so, business, as a primary driver of globalization, can help ensure that markets, commerce, technology and finance advance in ways that benefit economies and societies everywhere.
The IDB helps member countries expand the coverage and quality of energy services such as electricity and natural gas. The Bank also and finances programs to improve energy efficiency, foster cross-border energy integration, and diversify the energy matrix by sustainably exploiting renewable and non-renewable energy sources.
The IEC brings together 165 countries and provides a working platform to many thousand experts. IEC work allows millions of electrical and electronic systems, devices and components to work safely with each other. It covers the whole energy chain including safety, performance, efficiency and the environment.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy. IRENA promotes the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, including bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, ocean, solar and wind energy in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity.
Launched by the Abu Dhabi leadership in 2006 with a mandate to advance renewable energy through education, R&D, investment and commercialization, Masdar plays a key role in securing the emirate’s continued leadership in the evolving global energy market.
The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) is the development finance institution established by the Member States of OPEC in 1976 as a collective channel of aid to the developing countries.
Practical Action uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries.
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) is a market catalyst for clean energy in developing countries and emerging markets. In this role, it acts as a funder, information provider and connector for up-scaling clean energy business models.
REN21 is the global renewable energy policy multi-stakeholder network that connects a wide range of key actors
SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation with local presence in 38 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors deliver capacity development services to equip local communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services. Within the renewable energy sector, the main focus of our activities is on energy access including small and medium scale biogas, clean cooking solutions and off-grid PV applications.
Statoil is an international energy company present in more than 30 countries around the world.
UN-Energy was initiated as a mechanism to promote coherence within the United Nations family of organizations in the energy field and to develop increased collective engagement between the United Nations and other key external stakeholders.
The United Nations Environment Programme, established in 1972, is the main voice and caretaker of the environment within the United Nations system.
The United Nations Development Programme is the United Nations global development branch that advocates for change and nationally-owned solutions to poverty reduction, thereby connecting countries.
When disaster strikes, the world turns to one organization for hope, help, leadership, and coordination: the United Nations. When there is peace to keep between warring factions, the world asks the UN to mobilize peacekeepers, oversee elections, and create stability. In the face of challenges such as climate change, disease or poverty, the United Nations provides the platform for international cooperation.
The mandate of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is to promote and accelerate sustainable industrial development in developing countries and economies in transition.
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.
The Zayed Future Energy Prize represents the vision of the Late Founding Father and President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan, who championed environmental stewardship. This annual award celebrates achievements that reflect impact, innovation, long-term vision and leadership in renewable energy and sustainability. We invite you to be a part of this vision and our commitment to finding solutions that will meet the challenges of climate change, energy security and the environment.