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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Civil society recommendations to the AfDB on support for an inclusive sustainable energy transition to build a just Green Recovery. Based on our experience as practitioners and researchers, we offer the following recommendations to the Bank in the spirit of furthering progress towards universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and
Guest comment from Jacqueline Kimeu of ACCESS Coalition in the new Observer Summer 2020 Publication by Bretton Woods Project on the Bank's new Africa energy strategy that offers it an important chance to mainstream achieving SDG 7 into its energy lending on the continent, through consultation with African civil society.
During the ongoing pandemic, CSOs world over are facing several constraints on their ability to carry out their work as a result of lockdown, distancing, and quarantine measures. Despite these restrictions, CSOs continue to demonstrate their resilience and capacity to innovate as they strive to meet the needs of those
During the last past months, the ACCESS Coalition found out the need to start mobilizing best practices and sharing relevant knowledge among the ACCESS members. For this, the ACCESS learning group (composed by Practical Action, energypedia, GERES, IIED and the Wuppertal institute) wants to initiate a series of Smart-Webinars,
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.