Participants will have the chance to explore academic and professional career options in the energy sector during the three-day Summit. Two virtual fairs running for two hours each will showcase presentations from leading universities and employers across the globe. Sustainable energy-related organisations from the public and private sectors such as ASEAN Centre for Energy and Clean Cooking Alliance will facilitate interactive discussions around the types of roles they have in their companies, challenges they tackle and how their work fits into the broader sustainable energy and SDG7 challenge.
Meanwhile, universities including Columbia University SIPA (Center on Global Energy Policy), National University of Lesotho, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies and Birmingham Energy Institute will talk about key elements of their current energy-related programmes to get youth motivated about working in the sector. Universities may also share relevant information on scholarships, fellowships and/or other opportunities that increase accessibility to their programmes.
The outcomes of the first-ever SEforALL Youth Summit will feed into key moments this year that SEforALL is leading to drive more ambitious action towards universal energy access, including the UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy in September and the UN Climate Change Conference – COP26 – in December.