Sheila Oparaocha from ENERGIA during Norway’s side event Driving Economic
Growth through Energy Access and Gender Equality at the Rio 20 Conference. Photo: Svein Bæra, MFA, Oslo
The Energy+ initiative encourages active participation by partners and the involvement of other interested actors in the development of Energy+. Civil society has already voiced strong support for Energy+, and there have been calls for a clear role for civil society within the partnership.
Civil Society Consultations
The Energy+ Secretariat facilitated the involvement of civil society at the global level by holding a consultation during the Rio 20+ Conference in 2012. This consultation highlighted the potential role of NGOs and ways they can contribute to the further development of Energy+. A summary of the consultation can be found here.
A civil society consultation was held in New Delhi, India, in November 2012. A summary of the consultation can be found here.
Energy+ also consults with Norwegian civil society on a regular basis (minutes from meetings in Norwegian only):