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Strengthening the ACCESS Coalition

Catholic Agency for Overseas Development

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Transforming Development Finance
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2019–March 31, 2022
  • Location London, United Kingdom
  • Geographic Focus Africa

About this grant

To deliver on the United Nation Sustainable Development Goal on energy access, greater and better-targeted action is urgently needed to connect rural communities, especially in Africa. To address this challenge, it is critical that African civil society has the capacity to engage with national energy planning agencies to better inform investment decisions in the region, particularly via the African Development Bank and the World Bank Group. To encourage more African civil society engagement, the British development charity, Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, helped to establish the ACCESS coalition. Through this grant, the grantee will work to strengthen the ACCESS coalition and help to develop strategies to increase financing for off-grid renewable energy solutions in Africa.