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.
Learn more about our members who are making an impact by promoting energy access for all.
Smiling Through Light organization works with a network of local women to provide clean, reliable and sustainable energy in Sierra Leone through the distribution and sales of solar products, focusing on last mile communities. Mariam Kamara founded the organization in 2016 with the goal to inspire local women to become
ENVenture is a program of New Energy Nexus, a subsidiary of New Energy Nexus Calcef with 501 in the US (www.newenergynexus.com). They equip grass-root organizations like – Community-Based Organizations and Village Savings and Loans Associations with business skills to become rural distributors of clean energy technologies. This is achieved by
Established in 2019, the Strategic Youth Network for Development (SYND) is a youth-oriented NGO aimed at promoting active youth inclusion in the governance of natural resources and environmental sector in Ghana. Over the years, SYND has become a driving force in advocating for sustainable development through its strategic focus on
Action 24 is a Zimbabwean non-governmental organization and the Southern Africa Regional Node for ACCESS Coalition. Their mission is to assist communities to fight and respond to climate change challenges and impacts. The organization was founded in 2009 and is based in Harare, Zimbabwe. Their main focus areas are in
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Access to modern energy services can be a key enabler of socio-economic development and poverty alleviation for communities globally. But to deliver real impact, energy services need to be socially, environmentally, and financially sustainable. End users and other stakeholders must have a shared understanding of how an energy service will
The 4th edition of Kenya’s Clean Cooking Week was held on October 24-26, 2023. Stakeholders reflected on the progress of reaching the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 on sustainable energy for all. The 3-day event was held in Nakuru County under the theme, ‘delivery of clean cooking innovations towards universal
Clean Cooking Week in Kenya is a moment to reflect on progress on reaching Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 on sustainable energy for all, at home and globally. At the halfway mark to achieving the SDGs, both the electricity and clean cooking targets remain out of reach by 2030. Progress
ACCESS Coalition held a side-event during the Africa Regional Climate Week and Africa Climate Summit held in Nairobi. The topic was on ‘Examining Decentralized Energy Systems in Africa: Solutions for Off-Grid Communities’. The side-event featured an informative panel discussion that delved into the challenges, opportunities, and best practices associated with
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.