Ms. Kyte will succeed Dr. Kandeh K. Yumkella, who served as SE4All CEO and Special Representative of the Secretary-General from its inception, and who has guided the development of the initiative. Earlier this year Dr. Yumkella announced his resignation, to return home to Sierra Leone.
The French Delegation for COP21, along with a representative of the UNFCCC Secretariat, met with GGCA Members at the UNFCCC Bonn Intersessional in June 2015 to express interest in stories from the field demonstrating the success and efficacy of including gender in climate change mitigation.
A comprehensive Renewable Energy Symposium, organized with support from the University of Strathclyde, the Scottish Government, UNDP Malawi and the Department of Energy, happened at Crossroads Hotel from 19th to 20th August, 2014.
With the development of Malawi’s new Energy Policy and Sustainable Energy for All, the symposium came at a critical time to address the longstanding issues in the provision of modern energy services in Malawi.
Renew’N’Able Malawi (RENAMA), Christian Aid and an upcomin group of active partners, with start-up support from HIVOS and Practical Action, have taken up the challenge of bringing awareness about the United Nations’ Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative to all strategic stakeholders in Malawi for their support to a live-changing campaign against energy poverty.