Transformation Transition Access

The Africa Coalition for Sustainable Energy & Access (ACSEA) is an alliance of various organizations drawn from the Civil Society (CSOs), Business/Private sector, academia and research institutions promoting renewable energy, energy transformation and access in the continent of Africa. Hosted by the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), the coalition was established in April 2016 at the sidelines of the African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMEN) during the stakeholders’ consultative meeting. A steering committee comprised of 14 representatives drawn from women organizations working on energy, international organizations, youth, academia and private sector runs the network. The Network also works with the Pan-African Parliamentarian Network on Climate
Change (PAPNCC).

Energy for-by-with the people

A Just-Energy landscape in Africa

Energy governance structure reforms for Africa is what is needed to address the lack of access  to energy for the African continent.  

Our Mission

The mission of ACSEA is to build and sustain a movement of like-minded organizations working together and individually to influence energy policies and investments that guarantee clean, reliable, affordable access by all and are aligned with the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from energy production and consumption in Africa

Our Vision

ACSEA envisions a future in which Africa’s energy needs are met through low-carbon, sustainable and decentralized energy access to all, particularly the poor.

Our Passion

We are driven by the passion of the beauty of the unity in diversity of the people of the African continent that are rising to take the Continent’s destiny into their own hands and writing its own history from a Pan African perspective

What We Do

Our Objectives


To increase sustainable energy access to the poor especially those in the rural areas by advocating and demonstrating inclusive policies and investments


To increase the involvement and participation of citizens in energy policy development through a strong civil societymovement.


To influence national governments as well as strategic regional development bodies such as the African Development Bank (AfDB) to prioritize policies that will secure investment in the sustainable energy sector as well as improving access to energy by the energy poor communities.

Project Portfolio

A short look at our work

Ensuring a People-Centered Energy Transition in Africa Through Civil Society Engagement

This project emphasises the important role CSO’s have to play in ensuring a Just-Transition partway that focuses on the African people.