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Africa Coalition For Sustainable Energy and Access(ACSEA)

Africa Coalition for Sustainable Energy & Access (ACSEA) is an alliance of various organizations drawn from the Civil Society (CSOs), Business/Private sector, academia and research institutions engaging in renewable energy work across the continent of Africa. This coalition, which is hosted by the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) was established in April 2016 on the sidelines of the African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN) following a stakeholders’ consultative meeting on how to strategically engage and influence the ongoing renewable debate in the continent. The coalition has 42 institutions from all over the continent, with a leadership team comprised of 14 member institutions representing gender, youth, academia and private sector. The African Parliamentarian Network on Climate Change (APNCC) is also part of the leadership team but as an ex-official.

Vision

Africa continent’s energy demands met through low carbon and sustainable decentralised energy access to the poor.

Mission

To build a strong movement of like minded organizations to influence for investment in renewable energy as well as for poor people living in rural communities to have access to clean, reliable, affordable and sustainable energy

Objectives
-To carry out energy related Policy research and analysis in order to inform our advocacy work
-To create a strong movement of organizations working on, or interested in, engaging with policy/advocacy work at the local, national as well as continental level.
-To influence national governments as well as strategic regional development bodies such as the African Development Bank (AfDB) to prioritize policies that will secure investment in the sustanable energy sector as well as improving access to energy by the energy poor communities.

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