The Somalian government has a bold idea for ending its reliance on fossil fuels for electricity and the protracted conflict – renewable energy. With technology costs plummeting and a private sector eager to take advantage, the government has developed an ambitious renewable energy strategy and policy framework to close the country’s vast energy access gaps while meeting commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement. The session will focus on the current state of the energy sector, and opportunities for sustainable energy investments and solutions. Hosted by the Minister of Energy H.E. Salimo Alio Ibro in collaboration with SEforALL and the UN, the session will hear from Special Representative to the Secretary General for Somalia Michael Keating, Somali private sector representatives and international partners and financiers and engage them in a discussion of how to develop the energy sector and attract investments in the country.