Translation support for Sustainable Energy for Development campaign

UNV - United Nations Volunteers


Mission and objectives

The UNDP Sustainable Energy Hub is a network of partners that work alongside countries to transform energy systems though an integrated agenda focused on the policy, technology and financial shifts that shape sustainable economic development. We help countries build net-zero, people-centered societies driven by a just, sustainable energy transition. Our core principle is to promote an integrated agenda that supports energy for development, including by mobilizing partners to enable 500 million additional people to have access to sustainable, reliable, affordable energy by 2025, leaving no-one behind.   
The global transformation of energy systems has already started, but is being altered by the current geopolitical context. However, this transformation must be accelerated, and it must be done in a way that advances the Sustainable Development Goals. The Sustainable Energy Hub is UNDP’s answer to these challenges. To drive the systems-level change needed, the Sustainable Energy Hub aims to bring about a completely new way of thinking, doing business, connecting people and knowledge.  
UNDP’s 2022-2025 Strategic Plan has put sustainable energy at the heart of a joint corporate mission, and UN-Energy has pledged to reaching key energy milestones by 2025. UNDP will focus efforts on mobilizing partners and catalzing action to provide access to sustainable, affordable, and reliable energy – both electricity and clean cooking – to 500 million people by 2025, focusing on the world’s poorest communities. UNDP will not do this alone – our role here is to mobilize strong, meaningful, impactful partnerships to deliver action on the ground. We aim to bring about a new way of thinking about energy and advocate for an integrated, inclusive approach, where all stakeholders participate meaningfully in its design.


The EnergyForDevelopment campaign is part of the UNDP Sustainable Energy Hub’s efforts to support the impact of sustainable energy as a central lever for development. We have developed a series of videos as part of the campaign, each less than two minutes in length, and we are looking for online volunteers support in translating these video scripts.

Task description

The Sustainable Energy Hub is seeking translation support to translate multiple video scripts from English into Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Modern Standard Arabic. These scripts, ranging from 150 to 230 words each, explore renewable energy trends, various aspects of the Just Energy Transition, and the UNDP’s newly formulated energy strategy for Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The translation process will involve one to two rounds of revisions to ensure accuracy and clarity in each script.

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