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Global SDG7 Conference: Are we really doing things differently in energy access?

Originally published on the Practical Action website here. Blog by Carlos Sordo, Energy Access Partnership & Innovation Manager, Practical Action More than two years have now passed since the 2030 Agenda was designed and the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established – including SDG7 which ‘ensures access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all’. The … Continue reading Global SDG7 Conference: Are we really doing things differently in energy access?

Global SDG7 Conference: Will 27 policy briefs lead to increased action on energy access?

Originally published on the SNV website here Blog by Rianne Teule, Senior Advocacy Officer - V4CP (Energy) This week, I represented SNV at the Global SDG7 Conference  in Bangkok where hundreds of representatives from governments, UN agencies, civil society and private sector came together to discuss progress and challenges in achieving energy access for all. Twenty-seven policy … Continue reading Global SDG7 Conference: Will 27 policy briefs lead to increased action on energy access?

Energy access in Tanzania: the role of civil society organisations

 By Sixbert Mwanga and Onditi Msololo, Climate Action Network Tanzania Tanzania, East Africa’s largest country, has a population of above 50 million people. The World Bank reports a relatively stable economic growth of 6%-7% per year, believed to be mainly due to the country’s political stability. In the face of high population growth and limited … Continue reading Energy access in Tanzania: the role of civil society organisations

The future of the planet is in the hands of the people

By Biraj Gautam, People, Energy & Environment Development Agency (PEEDA), Nepal   The future of the planet is in the hands of the people. Access to energy services is the future for the upcoming generation. I would like to share what I have learnt and gained knowledge in this field. Access to energy services reduces … Continue reading The future of the planet is in the hands of the people

ACCESS welcomes new members

The ACCESS network is pleased to announce four new members to our network: Abibman Foundation Institute for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Solutions (ISEES) Centre d’Etudes Régional pour l’Amélioration de l’Adaptation à la Sécheresse (CERAAS) Climate Action Network (CAN) - Tanzania Abibman Foundation Abibiman foundation works in coastal areas with direct link with women involved in … Continue reading ACCESS welcomes new members

Inspiring Latent Entrepreneurialism in Young Professional Women: a new model for capacity building in the last mile

By Aneri Pradhan, ENVenture Liberia Munduru is a 27-year-old woman hailing from hailing from West Nile, a region of Uganda bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. She received a degree in Social Development from Makerere University, a top University in East Africa. She was awarded a scholarship to study education at the … Continue reading Inspiring Latent Entrepreneurialism in Young Professional Women: a new model for capacity building in the last mile

Targeting decentralised energy with international climate finance

By Rianne Teule, SNV SNV and and others development organisations have been saying this for a while, but now the call for climate finance to be better targeted towards small-scale decentralised energy has been reinforced by experts from a Dutch policy institute, the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL). The recently published report “Towards universal electricity … Continue reading Targeting decentralised energy with international climate finance