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ACCESS CSO - Foundation for Grassroots Initiatives in Africa (GrassRootsAfrica)

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Foundation for Grassroots Initiatives in Africa (GrassRootsAfrica)

  • Foundation for Grassroots Initiatives in Africa (GrassRootsAfrica) was founded in 2002 and is based in .
  • Type of organisation: NGO

GrassRootsAfrica provides research, advocacy and capacity building in support of Citizens’ initiatives that promote 1. Good Governance, protect the environment and human rights, 2. Advance women’s empowerment and access to energy and equitable development, 3. Guarantee personal security and enhance well-being, particularly of the dis-advantaged in society.

Key Activities

1. Advocated for a removal of import duties on solar equipment in order to enable many more people especially, low income groups and women to be able to purchase solar equipment for lighting and powering small scale businesses

2. Sensitized women to move away from using polluting forms of energy like fuel wood, to using clean cook stoves

3. implementing an advocacy and capacity building project that builds the capacity of women and gender based CSOs on five SDGs including SDG 5, 6, 7, 13 and 15.

Main Activities

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Target groups

for clean cooking:
  • Households
  • Productive use and livelihoods
  • Communities and social institutions (including schools and health centers)
for electricity:
  • Households
  • Productive use and livelihoods
  • Communities and social institutions (including schools and health centers)


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Energy Solution Focus

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CSO icon biomass Asset 7.png Biomass CSO icon solar Asset 5 bo.png Solar
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Where we work

Our regions of operation are: Sub-Saharan Africa.
Our countries of operation are: Ghana.
Our headquarter is based in:

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National (Ghana) and District Assembly Level (Upper East Region: Kassena-Nankan East District, Bolgatanga District, Garu Tempani District, Talensi District, Nabdam District, Bawku West District; Greater Accra Region: Ga East Municipal Assembly; Eastern Region: Akwapim North District

Contact Details

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We work together with the following ACCESS coalition partners: CIWED - Ghana.


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