Excellence: Samira Bawumia Receives Top UN Award

The Second Lady, Hajia Samira Bawumia, has been named the first of seven global honourees by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll), in partnership with Ashden.

This is in recognition of her contribution towards mobilising action for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7; the call for universal access to modern reliable, renewable and affordable energy for all by 2030.

The Seven For 7 is an annual event hosted by SEforAll, an international organization launched by former UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, to drive action towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7), and the Paris Agreement; together with Ashden, a London-based charity focused on improving lives, through sustainable energy and development.

The event was hosted after the 2019 Climate Action Summit and a high-level meeting on Universal Health Coverage at the United Nations General Assembly.