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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ACCESS attended some sessions of the virtual World Bank Spring meetings that were held between Monday, April 5, through Sunday, April 11, 2021. Prior to these meetings was the Civil Society Policy Forum that ran from March 22 to April 2, 2021 where CSOs interacted with IMF and World Bank
The Sustainable Energy Access Forum Kenya (SEAF-K) is a national network of CSOs, development partners, individuals and vendors, advocating for access and use of clean, affordable and modern energy services and products. The forum aims to address the limited level of multi-stakeholder engagement by using a holistic approach that convenes
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
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
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.