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Opening session: Achieving sustainable development goals


With the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement, governments from around the world have sent a clear signal to decision-makers and civil society.

Over the next two decades, the focus will be on achieving universal access to reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water resources, while holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2oC.

In this plenary session, policy leaders will share their views on the role that institutions and governments can play in reaching these ambitious targets.

Plenary session
African Union Commission

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Hailemariam DESALEGN
Prime Minister of Ethiopia
Sileshi BEKELE
Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Ethiopia
Abdalla Hamdok
Executive Secretary, UNECA
Chairman, GEIDCO
Rachel Kyte
CEO, Sustainable Energy For All and Special Representative of UN Secretary General for Sustainable Energy for All
Ken Adams 2017
President, IHA