This initiative is organized in collaboration with the WWF Uganda Country Office and above all aim at providing a platform for sharing experiences and success stories on renewable energy access and utilization within the region. Furthermore, the webinars target at publicizing the role of CSOs contribution towards Renewable energy access and the overall contribution towards the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7), which seeks to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. The first confirmed webinar is on 30th October, 2020. The topic for discussion is the, ‘Role of CSOs in Energy Access Initiatives- Leveraging the contribution that CSOs play in achieving SDG 7.’

This broader topic will be discussed by various speakers as follows:

  • Engaging CSOs in Renewable energy policy and advocacy – Experiences from Uganda.
    Speaker: Joshua Zake, Environmental Alert Uganda;
  • Role of CSOs in the Regional renewable energy space.
    Speaker: Eugene Nforngwa, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance;
  • Experiences from the Energy Working Group in the elaboration of the National Energy Policy on the charcoal value chains;
  • Scaling up the Barefoot College approach: A case study of the BCMada CSO.
    Speaker: Solo Thierry Randriamanalina, WWF Madagascar

NB: The webinar will be moderated by Thomas Opande, Africa Energy Programe Coordinator, WWF.

The Registration Link for the webinar is:

The time for the webinar is: October 30th, 2020 02:00 PM in Nairobi

You are therefore, encouraged to participate and contribute to this initiative.

The scheduled for the subsequent webinars during the period is as follows:

 NB: Further information will be shared going forward.


1)       Virtual Training for country CSOs:  Building strong engagement, advocacy and Community Influence Strategies November 2020
2)       Financing for Off-grid Energy Access; Mobilizing end-use and Investment Financing for off-grid energy access – the role of CSOs January 2021
3)       Energy Policy Pathways to achieving SDG7. March 2021
4)       Energy and Gender issues: Navigating the Gender Dynamics of Energy Access and SDG7 May 2021
5)       Collaborations and Partnerships: Leveraging cross-organizational synergies to achieve off-grid Energy Access Goals. July 2021