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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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ACCESS and Partners Push for Just Energy Transition During Africa Climate Week

September 19th, 2022|

ACCESS Coalition in partnership with Kenya Climate Change Working Group (KCCWG), WWF-Kenya, and COMESA organized a side event dubbed, “Incorporating just energy transition into the development and implementation of NDCs and long-term strategies in Africa,” during the Africa Regional Climate Week. The summit was held from 29 August to 2

Uganda assents to its climate change Act

December 9th, 2021|

Uganda now joins the rest of the continent being the latest to pass the  Climate change in August 2021. With Uganda being a signatory to the Paris Agreement, the Kyoto protocol, the law will provide the force of law to these agreements on combatting climate change. The Act will now

Special Edition Newsletter – ACCESS at COP 26

November 16th, 2021|

The Secretariat was in Glasgow in Scotland where crucial climate negotiations were being held for the past two weeks after a full year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With support from our partners CAFOD and 11th Hour Foundation, ACCESS has had fruitful #COP26 participation! We held side events, partner meetings, and

Climate Change: What should we expect from COP 26?

October 25th, 2021|

By Bob Aston It is now just a few days for the UK in partnership with Italy to host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow, UK from 31 October to 12 November 2021. The COP26 summit will gather

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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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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.

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