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SE4ALL People-Centered Accelerator

2018 - 2021

Implementing agencies

African partners

Names of African partners involved
ECREEE, Mawazo Institute

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)
Multi-donor, Multilaterals involved, Bilaterals involved

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs

Geographical scope

Countries where active
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Central African Republic, Chad Republic, Comoros, Congo, Libya, Dem. Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon Republic, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali Republic, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger Republic, Nigeria, Principe, Rwanda, Senegal Republic, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia Republic, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Western Sahara, Mauritius

Renewables, Electricity, Cooking Energy

Sub Sectors (Electricity)
Stand-alone off-grid

Type of intervention
High-level initiative (upstream), Operative program / delivery mechanism (downstream)

Type of technical assistance
Dialogue and networking, Policy support / institution building, Project preparation / implementation, Skill development / training

Gender focus

Climate focus

Type of financing
Grant, Early stage

Main objectives
The People-Centered Accelerator aims to enhance and complement ongoing efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement through gender-responsive and socially inclusive approaches. Partners in the People-Centered Accelerator are working jointly to: - Enhance and extend the provision of sustainable modern energy to the very poorest people in society, who will not be reached by business-as-usual approaches - Incorporate gender equality at the heart of the energy transition by enhancing women’s full participation in sustainable energy solutions at every level - Help unlock finance from private and public sources for gender equality, social inclusion, and women’s empowerment in the energy sector - Bring together and strengthen collaboration between a broad range of stakeholders to achieve these aims in the context of the People-Centered Accelerator’s work streams and activities.

Main activities
1) Demonstrate and help scale-up sustainable access pathways for the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach people. 2) Help direct capital to gender-responsive and socially inclusive energy businesses to support faster delivery of sustainable access solutions. 3) Empower women engaged in energy service delivery to achieve autonomy, authority, and decision-making power at work and thereby accelerate progress on international climate change and sustainable energy goals.



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