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 capacity building of civil society actors and relevant stakeholders, while also sharing best practice across our networks.

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Call for Applications: West Africa ACCESS Regional Coordinating Organization (RCO)

We are seeking a coordinating organisation to work with members and other development practitioners and key stakeholders to develop and implement advocacy and capacity-building activities at a national level in Ghana with a limited number of wider regional activities to be scaled up over the medium term, subject to additional funding. ACCESS, therefore, invites calls for applications from CSOs with a strong track record on energy access advocacy nationally in Ghana and experience of working in the wider West Africa region, to lead national and regional advocacy activities. To view the Detailed ToRs, Click here. To download the Application Template, Click here.


Call for Applications: Documenting the status of civil space for civil society engagement in advocating for Clean Cooking and Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi

ACCESS Coalition has partnered with Hivos to commission an assessment on how CSOs are using or broadening the civic space to speak out and represent the voices of people without access to clean energy (majorly on DRE and clean cooking) including the restrictions thereof. The assessment will also highlight the contribution CSOs have made to improve the enabling environment for DRE and clean cooking. The overall objective of the consultancy is to document how CSOs are using or broadening the civic space to represent the people without access to energy and the restrictions thereof.


CIVIL SOCIETY RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE AFDB ON ENERGY ACCESS (2019)

CIVIL SOCIETY RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE AFDB ON ENERGY ACCESS (2019)Key messages to the African Development Bank during the 2019 Civil Society annual forum in Malabo, in Equatorial Guinea.


Report | Youth Inclusion in the Governance of Ghana’s Natural Resources & Environmental (NRE) Sector

Youth Inclusion in the Governance of Ghana’s Natural Resources & Environmental (NRE) Sector

The Strategic Youth Network for Development (SYND) has published a paper to address the challenges of Youth participation in the governance of Ghana’s Natural Resources and Environmental (NRE) Sector.


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