United Nations has called on
businesses, governments, and
civil society to achieve Sustainable
Energy for All by 2030
Sustainable Energy For All seeks a new leader
April 2, 2014
Below are excerpts from the call for the selection of Director-General, Sustainable Energy For All.
“Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) is one of the signature achievements of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, launched in 2011 under his leadership. Guided by a high-level multi-stakeholder Advisory Board co-chaired by the UN Secretary-General and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, this initiative has put three ambitious but achievable energy objectives on the world’s agenda for 2030:
· Ensuring universal access to modern energy services.
· Doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency.
· Doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.
The UN General Assembly has responded to this initiative by declaring 2014-24 the United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All, and is poised to include its objectives in a new Sustainable Development Goal on energy as part of the post-2015 development agenda.
The Sustainable Energy for All initiative seeks to “change the game” with innovative public-private partnerships built from constructive dialogues on policy, investment, and market development by governments, businesses, and civil society. It represents a new partnership model for the UN, bringing the public and private sectors together on equal footing to support best policies and practices and mobilize private investment toward common goals.From its earliest days, Dr. Kandeh K. Yumkella has led the initiative and helped inspire the movement, most recently as Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All; he is stepping down on 31 July 2015.
The Executive Committee of Sustainable Energy for All has initiated a search process for this position, balancing the urgency of
Dr. Yumkella’s departure with the need for a broad and careful search that reflects geographic and gender diversity. The search process will be supported by a global executive search firm, Egon Zehnder, and the full role specification for the Director-General’s position is available at http://appointments.egonzehnder.com/. A subcommittee of the
Executive Committee will screen and interview candidates and make recommendations to the full Executive Committee, which will make the final decision.
Candidates who wish to be considered for this position should send a CV and cover letter no later than 15 April 2015 to the following email address: DGSE4ALL@egonzehnder.com. Please note, only candidates who meet the selection criteria and who are deemed qualified for this role will be contacted for further evaluation.”