SNV participates in the Vienna Energy Forum virtual sessions

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SNV energy experts have been invited to participate in the Vienna Energy Forum (VEF) virtual sessions to share their views on sustainable energy and food systems. This programme of events started in October and will continue until the end of May 2021.

The VEF Virtual Series is a platform with the overarching goal of progressing agreed recommendations to assist countries around the world to align their recovery efforts with an inclusive and sustainable industrial development.

Farming priorities

On the 4 November, Martin Van Dam SNV energy expert will be part of a panel under the food systems track which will discuss energy priorities at a farming level. During this session, the panel will look at ways’ energy interventions can be supported and maximised to bring benefits to farmers. Martin will speak from his many years' experience of implementing sustainable energy projects across SNV’s energy portfolio.

About the VEF series

Guided by the theme "Accelerating Energy Transition," the 2021 edition of the Series will explore the pathways that stimulate demand and promote economic recovery in three end-use sectors. The sessions will be divided into three tracks focusing on food, industry and products.  The food systems track will serve as a platform to discuss pathways to better align the energy transition with the food systems transformation, focusing on opportunities in developing countries.

To register for these events, please click here.

SNV at the VEF sessions

This webinar will be the 2nd event in the series.  Dr. Rianne Teule from SNV participated in the 1st session of the VEF Series under the Food Systems Track which took place on 7 October.

This session was dedicated to the role of the energy transition in food system transformation. It was guided by the question "What evidence and dissemination strategies are needed to demonstrate that the integration of sustainable energy in food systems can ensure transformational development outcomes?"

SNV energy experts will be participating in more upcoming VEF sessions. Watch this space for updates!

To see a recording of this and previous sessions, please click here.