Zoom Webinar: Ending Energy Poverty

Friday, 23 September, 2022 - 10:00 to 11:00
Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Tuesday, 20 September, 2022

Ending Energy Poverty

Zoom Webinar on 23 September 2022 (10-11 AM Eastern Standard Time) | Register here

by Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)

Universal access to clean and affordable energy is a moral imperative and central to achieving the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. With the world in the midst of its worst energy crisis in decades, what are the impacts of the crisis on energy poverty in the short- and long-term? Will the crisis accelerate or slow the transition to clean energy, and why? 

The Center on Global Energy Policy and the Zayed Sustainability Prize will host a discussion on topics relating to universal access to clean and affordable energy and how addressing energy poverty can be a trigger for economically stronger and climate resilient communities. Leading global experts will discuss their thoughts on current trends, the role of small businesses and NGOs in helping end energy poverty, and climate resilience challenges related to food security, clean water, and public health. 


  • David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA


  • Mansoor Hamayun, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bboxx
  • Harish Hande, CEO, SELCO Foundation
  • Gauri Singh, Deputy Director General, IRENA


This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.
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