Karin Reiss

Karin Reiss is SE4ALL Coordinator at the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Energy Expert of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.

By the time Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7, which seeks to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, the member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) had already rolled out their regional road map and presented their national action agendas to attain it. The region seems to be on the fast track to getting out of the energy poverty trap.