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About ACCESS Coalition

The ACCESS Coalition consists of a range of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), both national and international. We aim to strengthen the efforts of CSOs working to deliver universal energy access. We advocate at national and regional levels for transparent and inclusive multi-stakeholder participation at all stages of energy processes. We work with donors and investors to build their understanding of the energy needs of poor groups. We support the capacity building of civil society actors and relevant stakeholders, while also sharing best practice across our networks.

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Learn more about our members who are making an impact by promoting energy access for all.


February 18th, 2023|

Action 24 is a Zimbabwean non-governmental organization and the Southern Africa Regional Node for ACCESS Coalition. Their mission is to assist communities to fight and respond to climate change challenges and impacts. The organization was founded in 2009 and is based in Harare, Zimbabwe. Their main focus areas are in

Kenya Climate Change Working Group

October 6th, 2022|

The Kenya Climate Change Working Group (KCCWG) Association was formed in February 2009 and formally registered in February 2011 as a consortium of civil society organizations working on climate change issues. KCCWG is the leading national membership network uniting voices and actions on climate change and nexus issues with the

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ACCESS Celebrates Women in Energy

May 16th, 2023|

We celebrated outstanding women in the clean energy sector during the Women History Month. Women comprise a third of the total workforce in the renewable energy sector. According to International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the renewable energy sector created over 12.7 million jobs in 2021. We featured women who have

Energy Sector Induction for County Governments in Kenya

May 16th, 2023|

In February this year, a four-day stakeholders’ workshop was held in Kenya. The purpose of the meeting was to train the National Energy Planning Committee that comprised of representatives from the national and county governments on the Integrated National Energy Plan (INEP). Integrated energy planning has the potential to bring

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Our Workstreams

ACCESS Coalition is guided by 3 main workstreams to carry out its mission:

Membership into ACCESS

Most ACCESS members are practitioners and civil society groups based in sub-Saharan Africa, in countries with high levels of energy poverty. ACCESS also has members in developing Asia. It also has leading international development organizations and faith-based groups working on energy access as members.

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What Our Members Say

John Kioli

To improve livelihoods, we need sustainable affordable energy. Over 595m people in Africa today lack electricity.

World Bank must ensure new Africa energy strategy is inclusive and pro-poor. The Bank’s new Africa energy strategy offers it an important chance to mainstream achieving SDG 7 into its energy lending on the continent, through consultation with African civil society.

Jacqueline Kimeu, WWF

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