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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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
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
We are pleased to announce that the Strategic Youth Network for Development (SYND) is now the ACCESS Regional Node for West Africa!! Congratulations SYND! SYND is the ACCESS Regional Node for West Africa Read More About SYND
On 18 November 2020, Kenya’s Ministry of Energy launched the Bioenergy Strategy (2020-2027) whose overarching objective is sustainable production and consumption of bioenergy for all bioenergy users. The Strategy places Kenya firmly on track towards achieving 100% access to modern bioenergy services by 2030, including a commitment to meet clean
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.