She is also responsible for implementing the Nigerian Off Grid Electrification Programme and successfully negotiating the Nigerian Electrification Project, to rapidly construct solar mini-grids and deploy solar home systems across Nigeria. By serving in these roles, Ogunbiyi will continue the close ties SEforALL has with the UN, helping to support even greater collaboration towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7)—affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030. According to Rachel Kyte, CEO of Sustainable Energy for All, energy is the foremost issue that must be tackled before progress can be made in other … Speaking on her announcement, Ogunbiyi said: “As the world faces ongoing development challenges, access to energy is the key that will help unlock the Sustainable Development Goals. # SDG7 – access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all – by 2030 if we act with the urgency and ambition this moment calls for." Access to energy is a very important pillar for the wellbeing of the people as well as economic development and poverty alleviation. Ogunbiyi will succeed Rachel Kyte, former SEforALL CEO and Special Representative to the Secretary-General, after she announced her resignation earlier in the year. She is also a Commissioner for the Global Commission to End Energy Poverty. She was responsible for the Power Sector Recovery Programme (PSRP), which is a series of policy actions, operational, governance and financial interventions to be implemented by the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) over a five-year period (2017-2021). Daimler's CEO, Ola Källenius, tells CNBC the firm is doubling down on electrification and digitization. Mrs. Ogunbiyi maintains a keen interest in mentoring and empowering young people through skills acquisitions. Read # SEforALL CEO Damilola Ogunbiyi's 2020 review→ See More The Secretary-General also welcomes the announcement by the Administrative Board of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) that Ms. Ogunbiyi has been appointed Chief Executive Officer … She has the experience, track record, and passion for sustainable development to catalyze progress, scale energy access, and lead SEforALL with ambition and impact.”. CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy, 2020 in review: A pandemic, renewed urgency on energy access and some optimism, Damilola Ogunbiyi: Hitting reset on sustainable energy, Damilola Ogunbiyi: How Nigeria is using the pandemic to build a sustainable energy future, Damilola Ogunbiyi and Riccardo Puliti: Energy access takes center stage in COVID-19 fight, powering Africa's recovery, Damilola Ogunbiyi: Power in a pandemic - why energy access matters during coronavirus, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning framework, Energy Efficiency for Sustainable Development, Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report, interview with CNBC Africa on how to bridge the energy gap in Africa, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). With 2030 growing ever closer, smart use of data, new partnerships, and scaled involvement of the private sector will be paramount for SEforALL’s work. Under her leadership, five independent power projects were completed to deliver over 55 megawatts of power to Lagos State hospitals, schools, streetlights and the Government secretariat. Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the Sustainable Energy for All initiative in 2011. See also Damilola Ogunbiyi took office in January 2020 as CEO and as Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All as well as Co-Chair of UN-Energy. 16 October 2017: Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), has highlighted seven challenges to achieving sustainable energy, emphasizing the areas in which policy innovations are needed to provide reliable, resilient and clean energy by 2030. The team also covers Governance and supports the SEforALL Administrative Board and the Funders’ Council. OFID conducts a candid interview with Mr. Yumkella of SE4ALL. Working at Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), you’ll find yourself at the forefront of innovative solutions to today’s global energy challenges. CEO and UN SRSG for Sustainable Energy for All, Co-Chair of UN-Energy Österreich 500+ Kontakte. Watch Damilola's interview with CNBC Africa on how to bridge the energy gap in Africa. Sustainable Energy for All January 14 at 12:37 AM To understand what’s driving the # renewable expansion—as well as wha ... t might hold it back— Bloomberg Green has put together a guide to the BIGGEST recent developments and the major forces shaping the global renewable market in 2021 … As the world faces ongoing development challenges, access to energy is the key that will help unlock the Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) has today announced that Damilola Ogunbiyi, current Managing Director of the Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency (REA), has been selected as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). 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