United Nations has called on
businesses, governments, and
civil society to achieve Sustainable
Energy for All by 2030
January 21, 2015 – UN Foundation Congratulates Low-Cost Energy Access Innovation Winner of 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize
Liter of Light, member of UN Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network, brings affordable lighting solution to low-income households
United Nations Foundation President and CEO, Kathy Calvin, a judge in the contest, congratulated winners and finalists at this year’s awards ceremony in Abu Dhabi. Other Practitioner Network members honored as finalists included: First Solar in the Large Corporation category, SELCO in the Small and Medium Enterprises category, and Électriciens sans frontières, SolarAid, Practical Action, and World Resources Institute in the NGO category. The Zayed Future Energy Prize, announced during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2015, celebrates impact, innovation, long-term vision and leadership in renewable energy and sustainability solutions. For more information on the UN Foundation’s Energy Access Initiative, visit www.energyaccess.org and http://www.se4all.org/about-us/practitioner-network/
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THE ENERGY ACCESS PRACTITIONER NETWORK:
In support of Sustainable Energy for All, the United Nations Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network promotes universal access to modern energy services. With close to 2,000 members, the Network focuses on decentralized low-carbon household and community-level electrification. It supports innovative financial and business models in predominantly market-based applications that help address development issues such as income generation, health, agriculture, education, small business, and telecommunications.
THE UNITED NATIONS FOUNDATION:
The United Nations Foundation was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. We build and implement public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and work to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. Through our campaigns and partnerships, we connect people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. These campaigns seek to reduce child mortality, empower women and girls, create a new energy future, secure peace and human rights, and promote technology innovation to improve health outcomes.