Middle East Hub
The Middle East Hub is a partnership between Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission of Western Asia (UN-ESCWA) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB). The Hub Secretariat is hosted by the IsDB Economic and Social Infrastructure Department at its headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The Middle East Hub was launched in May 2018 at the Sustainable Energy for All Forum to support the achievement of the three targets of SDG 7 in the Middle East region and to work with International Financial Institutions and other concerned stakeholders to accelerate and facilitate the achievement of SDG7, with a focus on energy efficiency, in the Middle East Region. The Hub’s mission is to create a platform for cooperation on specific action areas, including information sharing, increasing awareness, forging and mobilizing partnerships, providing cooperation opportunities around sustainable energy development goals; and catalyzing concrete actions at the country level to address these matters and any energy issues pertaining to sustainable development.
The Hub focuses on the development of a better policy environment to accelerate achievement of sustainable energy and SEforALL’s goals. Its main activities include supporting policy elaboration, technical assistance to national governments, developing knowledge products, providing help to relevant countries in their assessments, preparations and implementation of sustainable energy plans and projects, building synergies and constructive dialogue among national, regional and international stakeholders by connecting them through partnerships and creating knowledge sharing platform, improve sustainable energy projects preparation and guidance to mobilize financial resources for sustainable and economic development and coordinating and promoting regional sustainable energy initiatives and activities.