Efficiency for Access

By Charlotte Owen-Burge | August 4, 2021

Initiative overview: Efficiency for Access is a global coalition working to promote high-performing appliances that enable access to clean energy for the world’s poorest people. It is a catalyst for change, accelerating the growth of off-grid appliance markets to boost incomes, reduce carbon emissions, improve quality of life and support sustainable development.

Benefits: The Coalition serves as a forum through which donors can align and co-ordinate activities and develop new partnerships and complementary strategies. By joining forces under the Coalition, members provide more effective financial and technical support to the high-performing appliance sector. The Coalition works together to identify solutions to market barriers and co-invest to take those solutions to scale, sharing learning and insight, improving coordination, and identifying opportunities for collaboration that enhance the impact of programmes.

Geographies: Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Americas: Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico, Peru. Asia-Pacific: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam. Middle East: Afghanistan, Egypt, Yemen. SIDS: Cabo Verde, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu.

Suitable for: Civil society and governments.

How to join: Prospective Donor Coalition members should have an introductory call with the Secretariat to learn more about the Coalition and provide more details on the organization’s rationale for participating. Interested parties must have an existing or pipeline interest in leveraging co-funding and providing programmatic input into the off-grid appliance space more broadly, and into Efficiency for Access’ focus areas specifically. There is no financial commitment associated with joining the Efficiency for Access Donor Coalition.

Website: www.efficiencyforaccess.org

Contact Name / Email: Joanie Coker /  jcoker@clasp.ngo  and Sarah Hambly / Sarah.hambly@est.org.uk