African Least Developed Countries focus on sustainable energy


opening-pannelThe Regional Meeting on Sustainable Energy for African Least Developed Countries ran in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 5-6 December 2016. The event brought together key stakeholders in the African energy sector, highlighting ways to effectively put energy finance in motion for the Least Developed Countries and deliver life changing benefits to vulnerable communities.

Sessions at the event offered practical, workable solutions in areas including access to finance for energy initiatives, energy investment and business plans, benefitting from global energy initiatives, project preparation skills to attract investment and partnerships for sustainable energy. Read more

Specific challenges of vulnerable countries discussed at transport conference



Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya, High Representative for the LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS speaks to the media

27 November, Ashgabat – At an event focused on sustainable transport and transit solutions in countries in special situations held during the Global Sustainable Transport Conference in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, the international community gathered to discuss the specific challenges and solutions for vulnerable countries.  In his opening remarks as co-chair of the event, High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya stressed that “sustainable transport is a challenge for all countries, but countries in special situations, including least developed countries, landlocked developing countries, and small island developing states, face particular obstacles.” 

As the conference concludes, the international community has endorsed the ‘Ashgabat Statement’ with a view to supporting cleaner, greener transportation – from local transit systems to worldwide multimodal networks. Read more