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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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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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December 2020 Newsletter – Happy Holidays!

December 22nd, 2020|

What an extraordinary year this has been. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we advocate for energy access, with virtual meetings forming the bulk of our engagements with members and key stakeholders. This has brought people together, but has reduced the spontaneity that comes with physical meetings, limiting our

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Decentralized Renewable Energy can make electricity affordable in Kenya

December 10th, 2020|

As Kenya’s electricity distributor, the Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC), proposes a hike in electricity prices, more affordable pro-poor electricity access options should be considered and prioritized to enhance energy access in the country. Electricity Grid Line Key Messages As Kenya’s electricity distributor, the Kenya Power and

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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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