Practical Action works with a range of organisations worldwide, because we know that we can only bring about real change if we share our learning and collaborate. We share information at all levels, from people at the very grassroots of society to government institutions.

Working collaboratively with other NGOs, private sector organisations and government bodies, we leverage the experiences gained from our programme work to inform national, regional and global policy.

Here are some of our key partnerships in achieving Total Energy Access for the poorest and most marginalised communities:

  • People Centred Accelerator +

    The People-Centered Accelerator (PCA) of SEforALL aims to enhance and complement ongoing efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement through gender-responsive and socially inclusive approaches. It brings together a network of like-minded organisations to work collaboratively towards achieving inclusive, sustainable energy access. Practical Action is an active member of the PCA, and co-leads workstream 1 on 'scaling up sustainable energy pathways for the most vulnerable and hardest to reach'.
  • ACCESS +

    Practical Action is a co-founder and active member of the Alliance of Civil Society Organisations for Clean Energy Access (ACCESS), and currently sits on the co-ordination group as well as co-leading the learning workstream (UPSCALE). Established in 2014, ACCESS is a network of 60+ civil society organisations advocating for people living in poverty to have access to safe, reliable and affordable energy, and for environmentally sustainable and efficient energy systems globally. Central to ACCESS' mission is advocating for the inclusion of meaningful CSO participation in national, regional and global energy access dialogues and initiatives. Read More
  • The 25x25 Collaborative +

    In the 25x25 Collaborative Practical Action, Hivos/ENERGIA, Power for All, and SNV join forces to urgently accelerate electricity access in 25 countries by 2025 by transforming decentralised renewable energy (DRE) markets. The team brings together best practices through the Multi-Stakeholder Taskforce and Private Sector Development approaches to rapidly electrify underserved households, institutions and businesses in DRE national markets at different stages of development, to leave no one behind. The proposed interventions focus on building local capacities for improving policy and regulatory frameworks, increasing access to finance, developing supply chain performance, and stimulating local demand. Read More
  • Clean Cooking Alliance +

    The Clean Cookstoves Alliance (CCA) is a public-private partnership hosted by the UN Foundation. CCA's mission is to create a global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions, in order to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment. The Alliance’s 100 by ‘20 goal calls for 100 million households to adopt clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels by 2020. CCA works with a strong network of public, private and non-profit partners to accelerate the production, deployment, and use of clean cookstoves in developing countries. To this end, Practical Action considers the adoption of clean cooking solutions as one of our key strategic priorities. Read More
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Practical Action commitment to SE4ALL 2015

Short statement of Practical Action's commitment to delivering energy access made at the SE4ALL Forum in New York, April 2015


GACC Implementing Partner Pledge

Pledge made by Practical Action at the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC) 'Cookstoves Future Summit' in New York, November 2014

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