Advocating for people living in poverty to have
access to safe, reliable and affordable energy,
and for environmentally sustainable and
efficient energy systems globally.
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.
Photo credit: Annie Bungeroth/ CAFOD
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?
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You can read more about the Energy Act and its implications here.
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