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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As part of the preparation towards the High-Level Dialogue on Energy, Ministerial-level Thematic forums were organized in the month of June. The forums brought together key stakeholders to share experiences and mobilize action on the road to the Dialogue in September 2021. The forums brought together government ministers, civil society,
We are in high gear as we prepare for the High-Level Political Forum, the High-Level Dialogue on Energy, and COP 26! We made remarks at the just concluded Ministerial Thematic Forums for the High-Level Dialogue on Energy. Our regional node for East Africa is working on CSO Voluntary National Reporting
Action 24 is the Regional Node for Access in South Africa
The Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report provides a comprehensive look at the world’s progress towards global energy targets on access to electricity, clean cooking, renewable energy and energy efficiency. The report is published annually by agencies that hold custody of SDG 7 indicators, namely: the International Energy Agency (IEA),
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.
What Our Members Say
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.
Looking forward to having all our partners and friends in the upcoming ACCESS Webinar. Let’s talk Energy CSOs and finance, what’s working & what’s not.