On Wednesday, 29 November, UNIC Harare launched the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Report whose theme is Transformational Energy Access. This report was produced by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, (UNCTAD).
Dr Barassou Diawara, Knowledge Management Expert at Africa Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) presented the report before launching it. In attendance were members of the media, energy experts and NGO representatives.
The Report notes that energy is a critical factor to human development and is important to all three pillars of sustainable development– social, economic and environment. Access to modern energy, and especially electricity has gained greater attention globally in recent years. The United Nations recognised and acknowledged its importance and allocated energy prominence as one of the key sustainable development goals (SDGs) to be attained by the year 2030, under its Sustainable Development Goals Agenda. SDG 7 aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.