Together with Power for All, Practical Action, and SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Hivos has initiated a new partnership to accelerate universal access to energy. The organizations recognize that the level of ambition and urgency for achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 is far from what’s needed to deliver modern, affordable, sustainable and reliable energy for all before 2030.
This situation demands a much greater degree of coordinated and collective action. The four organizations have committed to deepening their collaboration to catalyze the market transformation (in finance, policy, supply and demand) that is necessary for decentralized renewable energy solutions that can deliver universal access to energy in 25 underserved countries before 2025, i.e. “25×25”.
The 25×25 Energy Access Collaborative will partner closely with international, regional and local partners, leveraging impact by implementing a sustainable, multi-stakeholder public-private market activation and transformation model that delivers scale at speed at the national and sub-national levels. The Collaborative and its partners will work to identify barriers to market development, and remove them, thus stimulating growth.