Post-MDG agenda to focus on energy

Tanzania has been selected by the UN as a model in the energy sector and will be a lead advisor in the sector for the post 2015 development agenda, the Minister for Energy and Minerals, Prof. Sospeter Muhongo (pictured) has said.

He said Tanzania was chosen to represent Africa on the energy sector in recognition of its notable success and aspirations in the on-going energy sector reforms.

“We have been asked to consult the UN in the energy sector on behalf of Africa,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a two-day Powering Africa summit that ended in Dar es Salaam over the weekend.

Under her new role, Tanzania would provide consultations on why and how energy should be addressed in the post-2015 development agenda, Prof. Muhongo said. 

The UN had taken energy on top of its agenda for the post 2015 development agenda, he said.

Following enormous progress made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, (MDGs), the UN is now working with governments, civil society and other partners to build on the momentum generated by the MDGs and carry on with an ambitious post- 2015 development agenda.

In the post -2015 development agenda, energy has emerged as central both to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the years to come and to realizing sustainable development in the future.

The UN now seeks to build a shared vision for a set of priorities and global objectives on energy that should be integrated within the post-2015 development agenda and related processes.
Source: Daily News, reported by Henry Lyimo from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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