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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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Voluntary National Reviews- a powerful tool for energy CSOs

August 28th, 2021|

All members states that are signatory to the 2030 Agenda popularly known as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are encouraged to “conduct regular and inclusive reviews of progress at the national and subnational levels, which are country-led and country-driven” (General Assembly resolution 70/1 – Paragraph 79). These reviews are the basis

Key Takeaways from the Ministerial Thematic Forums of the High-Level Dialogue on Energy

July 19th, 2021|

As part of the preparation towards the High-Level Dialogue on Energy, Ministerial-level Thematic forums were organized in the month of  June. The forums brought together key stakeholders to share experiences and mobilize action on the road to the Dialogue in September 2021. The forums brought together government ministers, civil society,

ACCESS Quarterly Newsletter Updates – June 2021

July 1st, 2021|

We are in high gear as we prepare for the High-Level Political Forum, the High-Level Dialogue on Energy, and COP 26! We made remarks at the just concluded Ministerial Thematic Forums for the High-Level Dialogue on Energy. Our regional node for East Africa is working on CSO Voluntary National Reporting

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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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