Since its inception, NAPE has been advocating for access to safe, reliable, affordable and efficient energy systems especially for the poor in Uganda in particular and globally in general.
Last month with support from Women’s Regional Alliance (WoMIN), NAPE participated in a regional meeting organized by Alliance of Civil Society Organizations for Clean Energy (ACCESS) in Lusaka, Zambia. The meeting attracted 62 participants from 56 Civil Society Organization from Africa and beyond who are working on alternative energy issues. The meeting
provided a platform for civil society organizations to galvanize their efforts and strategies to advocate for access to safe, clean and e
nergy alternatives in Africa. NAPE and WoMIN were represented in this meeting by Sostine Namaya, the gender and food sovereignty project officer.
NAPE is a member organization of the Women’s Alliance, and the two organizations are implementing a joint Women-led campaign on energy and climate justice in Africa. The regional meeting safe energy access was a good opportunity for NAPE and WoMIN to share their experience and knowledge, as well as forge new strategic partnership that will enhance the women’s campaign for energy and climate justice in Africa.
The main outcome of the meeting was a resolve by the participants to pull together resources, skills, and expertise since each group poses something unique to offer that can enable the civil society coalition to effectively advocate for clean and affordable energy, and eradicate energy poverty in Africa. It will also enable the coalition to achieve universal energy access for all by 2030.