Several years ago, the center hosted a global conference for communities, advocacy organizations, and researchers organized around the idea that energy innovation could be leveraged to help eradicate extreme poverty. The basic idea was simple: it’s not enough just to build new energy technologies, we need to find ways to link the design of energy systems to the creation of social and economic value for low-income communities. Today, this idea finds its clearest expression in strategies for leveraging efforts to achieve SDG7 goals to drive progress on other key SDGs: eliminating poverty, improving health and equality, creating good jobs, etc.
You can find several videos from the conference here, including the welcome by center director Clark Miller and keynotes from Simon Trace, former head of Practical Action and now president of Oxford Policy Management, and Jim Rogers, former chairman and CEO of Duke Energy.
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