Coronavirus and energy access: an Ashden-led panel discussion at London Climate Action Week

The global pandemic has left global efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 7,  universal energy access by 2030, at a crossroads.

As part of London Climate Action Week, Ashden hosted a panel discussion with frontline experts to discuss the new ideas, partnerships and approaches that are urgently needed to enable enterprises to survive – and continue to scale. The panel explored relevant lessons from other development and sustainability sectors, and asked how new investors and partner organisations can help deliver energy access to more people.

The session also drew on insights from Ashden’s new report, Transforming Energy Access: an Ecosystem Approach, which was made possible with the support of the Wallace Global Fund.


You can now view the recording of the live event here.



  • Harriet Lamb, CEO, Ashden



  • Sarah Bieber, Associate Director, Strategic Partnerships, Acumen
  • Sandra Smithey, Director, Program & Philanthropic Engagement, Shine
  • Sabera Khan, Liaison Manager, Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia
  • Neha Juneja, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Greenway Appliances



Read More

Related Winners, news and opinion

Rewards of doughnut decision-making / Cornwall Council takes on the climate emergency

Nepal: returning migrants lead a green recovery from coronavirus / Building sustainable, affordable homes

2021 Ashden Awards tackle global climate challenges / Applications open

This site uses cookies to provide you with the best user experience. By using the Ashden website, you accept our use of cookies.

Stay up to date

Be the first to know about our latest projects and news