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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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Tracking SDG 7 Report and Policy Briefs

June 11th, 2021|

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),

ACCESS Regional Node for EA Launch Report

June 2nd, 2021|

ACCESS Coalition has formally launched its regional node for East Africa, the Kenya Climate Change Working Group (KCCWG), firmly establishing the Coalition’s footprint in the region. Located in Nairobi, Kenya, KCCWG is one of three regional nodes that ACCESS Coalition has in Sub Saharan Africa, and has doubled up as

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

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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.

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.

Edith Karimi, Communications & Membership Manager, ACCESS

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