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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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ENERGY DELIVERY MODEL (EDM) Project by IESR

April 12th, 2021|

The Institute for Essential Service Reform (IESR) carried out a pilot project on the Energy Delivery Model (EDM) in Indonesia. The Energy Delivery Model is a tool developed by CAFOD and IIED, aiming to build understanding on the enabling factors and barriers to delivering energy services for poor groups, learning

ACCESS Newsletter – March 2021

April 10th, 2021|

In this issue, we provide our readers with highlights of the activities we have undertaken this quarter and a preview of the annual priorities for ACCESS for the year. We also welcome our Programme Officer, Grace Ronoh, who will support us in member engagement. This year, we have all demonstrated

Chibeze Ezekiel’s Long Road to the Goldman Prize

March 16th, 2021|

This week, we interview Chibeze Ezekiel, winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize - 2020, alongside five other environmental heroes across the globe. Chibeze is the leader of Strategic Youth Network for Development, an organization that leads climate change and clean energy advocacy in Ghana. SYND is also the ACCESS Regional

Energizing Finance 2020: What CSOs can learn from Missing the Mark

February 12th, 2021|

Energising Finance: Missing the Mark 2020 is an analytical report by SEforALL on the gaps between public sector Development Finance commitments and disbursements focused on energy projects in High-Impact Countries (HICs). The HICs are 20 countries in Africa and Asia that account for approximately two-thirds of those without access to

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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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