Organisations join hands to tackle energy crisis in Africa

Two non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have teamed up to seek policy interventions that will reverse the energy crisis facing local communities in Africa. The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (Pacja) and Germanwatch intend to raise awareness among policy makers to give people access to affordable energy.

“The project will equip CSOs with skills, knowledge and tools to engage in renewable energy development,” said Mithika Mwenda, executive director of Pacja. He spoke recently after the Nairobi-based organization signed an agreement with Germanwatch, a German NGO on sustainable energy transition.

“The project will also ensure that CSOs’ engagement is more coordinated under the umbrella of continental efforts,” he said. This will, among others, be undertaken through strengthening of the African Coalition for Sustainable Energy and Access (Acsea).

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