ACCESS/SEforALL CSOs Engagement Roundtable on Accelerating Progress Towards SDG 7 (Electrification & Clean Cooking)

The SEforALL- People-Centred Accelerator’s Workstream 1 (WS1) is focused on reaching the hardest to reach; the so-called ‘last mile’. The partner project developed under WS1 for 2019-2020 is “National Strategies”, meaning support for policy development and implementation at the country level, where the access deficits are greatest. The ACCESS Coalition is the lead partner for the PCA National Strategies project, supported by project partners including World Resources Institute, CAFOD, Practical Action, and Oxfam as part of the project team. The workshop focused on the following questions:
(i) How can we support county-level governments in Kenya to develop their energy plans as envisioned by the Energy Act using an inclusive, integrated energy pathway (IEP) approach, (addressing both grid and off-grid electricity as well as clean cooking) to accelerate the achievement of SEforALL/ SDG7 targets?
(ii) Where is technical support or capacity building needed, and what kind?
(iii) How can we build alliances with nexus CSOs, whose primary focus is another field of development other than energy?

You can read more about the Energy Act and its implications here.

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AfDB Civil Society Forum, 2019

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The AfDB CSO forum was held on the 7th – 9th of May 2019 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. ACCESS actively participated in the pre-forum strategy meeting with the CSO coalition and hosted two side events.  Additional information is available here.


AfDB Civil Society Forum, 2018

The AfDB CSO forum was held on the 7th and 8th of May 2018 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. ACCESS actively participated in the pre-forum strategy meeting with the CSO coalition and co-organized the side event on Energy at the Forum. Key documents from the forum are available above, and additional information is available here.

Side event on Energy (co-organized by ACCESS)

Energy Communique to the AfDB

Civil Society Recommendations to the AfDB (CSO coalition)

The AfDB CSO forum was held on the 7th and 8th of May 2018 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. ACCESS actively participated in the pre-forum strategy meeting with the CSO coalition and co-organized the side event on Energy at the Forum. Key documents from the forum are available above, and additional information is available here.


SEforALL Forum, 2018

‘Last Mile First’ session overview (co-organized by ACCESS)

Session outcomes overview

 

The Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll) Forum was held on the 2nd and 3rd of May 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. It brings together key stakeholders to reflect on the progress towards the achievement of SDG7, while also highlighting success stories and innovations in the energy access sector. In addition to the Partner working session, ACCESS was represented at a session on ‘Unlocking Finance’ and actively supported a working session brought together by the recently launched Shine campaign. Additional information on the Forum is available here.


SDG7 Conference 2018

Side event on the ‘Role of Civil society and innovative service delivery’ (organized by ACCESS)

 

The Global SDG 7 meeting was held from 21st to 23rd February 2018 in Bangkok, UN ESCAP. A step towards the High Level Political Forum (HLPF), the conference brought together key stakeholders from Governments, the UN system, private sector, and civil society to engage in a dialogue that emphasized the integrated, cross-cutting nature of sustainable energy and its roles in achieving other SDGs. Additional information available here.


COP23 2017

Side event on ‘Integrating Energy access into NDCs’ (co-organized by ACCESS)

Photo credit: Patrick Meinhardt, for Practical Action