ACCESS newsletter - February 2017
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ACCESS members at the SEforALL Forum

ACCESS Announces New Coordination Group

We are pleased to announce the new members of our coordination group. ACCESS has a wide range of members, including international organisations, research organisations and, importantly, civil society groups working in countries with energy access challenges across the world. This new group will use its wide range of experience and skills to support the network and lead on developing our advocacy strategy for the future.  Find out more about the members of the group.

Working with SEforALL and at the AFDB

ACCESS members have recently taken part in the SEforALL Forum and the African Development Bank Annual Meetings - advocating for policies and financing that support people living in poverty to have access to safe, reliable and affordable energy. 

At the SEforALL Forum, members took part in a wide range of events, and we published a statement on the role of civil society in delivering energy access. It was fantastic that SEforALL supported 11 ACCESS members from national organisatons across Africa and Asia to participate in the forum. We look forward to continuing to work with SEforALL, particularly on their work on gender and inclusion.

The African Development Bank is a key advocacy target for many members of the network. The AFDB has made strong commitments to both universal energy access, and on increasing civil society engagement at all levels of their activities. As a network, we will be working with the Energy Team and the Civil Society Team, and well as supporting national members to engage with country offices and governments.
Read blogs by ENVenture, Practical Action and SNV on our website.

Whose story counts in energy access – Reflections SEforALL Forum by Merit Hindriks, communication officer Green & Inclusive Energy programme Hivos

To achieve energy access in Kenya, electrification must go hand-in-hand with other energy interventions – Blog post by Maimuna Kabatesi, programme manager Green & Inclusive Energy, Hivos Kenya

Upcoming events
22 June 2017 - Reaping the benefits of energy access: Gender, policy, and practice 
27 June 2017Towards universal energy access by 2020 in Rwanda: The role of government, multilateral and private sector stakeholders
New members
We  welcome six new members to the ACCESS: Coalition Centre for 21st Century Issues (Nigeria), Energypedia, ENVenture, Chejezhi (Zambia), Women Will Lead and Zambia Relief Development.   If you are interested to join, have a look at our information for prospective members (also available in French).

Powering Agriculture for Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Development – ACCESS, CAFOD and Oxfam

Ensuring energy access for all: Why civil society's contribution is crucial – Hivos, ENERGIA and SNV

Financing the Energy Transition: Are the World Bank, IFC and ADB Energy Supply Investments Supporting a Low-Carbon Future? - World Resources Institute

Green & Inclusive Energy programme - Hivos

Smart Villages pocket guide to rural energy and development - Smart Villages

A Guide to SDG Interactions - International Council for Science

Towards universal electricity access in Sub-Saharan Africa - PBL Netherlands Environmental Agency (also see SNV blog)

REN21 Renewables Global Status Report 

Email if you have publications to share with the network.

Follow us on Twitter @ACCESSCSOs and use #energyaccess to share news and stories around the network.
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