Energy Access Series 2019

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Access Coalition Webinar Series 2019

During the last past months, the ACCESS Coalition found out the need to start mobilizing best practices and sharing relevant knowledge among the ACCESS members. For this, the ACCESS learning group (composed by Practical Action, energypedia, GERES, IIED and the Wuppertal institute) wants to initiate a series of Smart-Webinars, starting with productive use of energy as this is a highly relevant topic for the ACCESS Coalition.

1st Webinar

Energy Access: the role of civil society in the area of productive uses.

Tuesday, 30th April 2019 at 12:00 pm CEST

This webinar will focus on the productive uses of energy (PUE) and the role of Civil Society Organizations in promoting PUE. Two case studies will highlight experiences from Kenya: Practical Action will focus on milling and ice-making for making a mini-grid viable and Rainforest Alliance will present their experiences of promoting local briquettes manufacturing in tea industries. The webinar will also include a presentation from ACCESS Coalition about its strategy for 2019-2021.

This webinar is the first in a series of webinars that targets knowledge sharing from CSOs operating in energy access for other CSOs and beyond. Please join us!


Headshot Emma.JPG Emma Colenbrander, Practical Action

Emma is the senior energy markets adviser and head of the Global Distributors Collective at Practical Action. She has worked with a number of minigrid companies to drive productive uses of energy with the Green Mini Grid (GMG) Facility in Kenya. She is a Trustee at Ashden and a co-founder of Pollinate Energy, a multi-award winning social enterprise in India that brings clean energy products to urban slum communities. Emma has also worked with the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), focusing on development finance and innovation

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Jacqueline Kimeu, ACCESS Coalition

Jacqueline is the coordinator for the ACCESS Coalition (Alliance of CSOs for Clean Energy Access). She has more than seven years of experience in designing and implementing energy projects and programmes. She is also experienced in enabling strategic partnerships in Kenya and beyond aimed at strengthening the uptake of renewable energy technologies and policy influence around energy planning and delivery.

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Shadrack Kiprono Kirui, Rain Forest Alliance

Shadrack is the Programme Manager for Renewable Energy at the Rainforest Alliance. He has worked in energy access projects in various institutions, focusing on productive uses of energy, energy efficiency, energy financing as well as enabling policies for renewable energy adoption. Shadrack is a Certified Energy Manager under the US Association of Energy Engineers. He has worked with United Nation Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) where he implemented a micro-grid power project in an irrigation scheme.

2nd Webinar

Coming soon....... <headertabs></headertabs>


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ACCESS is a global coalition of 65 CSOs and practitioners whose mission is to advocate for people living in poverty to have access to safe, reliable and affordable energy, and for environmentally sustainable and efficient energy systems globally.  Most ACCESS members are practitioners and civil society groups based in sub-Saharan Africa, in countries with high levels of energy poverty. Although Sub-Sahara is the main priority area for ACCESS, some of ACCESS members also operate in Asia and Latin America.