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The GNESD Energy Access Knowledge Base consists of successful Energy Access cases. It includes policies, projects or programmes which have lead to increased access to energy services for poor households, communities or small scale businesses. It is hence a collection of cases where a demand for specific energy services in the poor population has been met through provision of sustainable and clean energy solutions.


The database was born out of a need identified at the Vienna Energy Conference 2011 and under a capacity building program conducted by UNEP Risoe for energy stakeholders in Addis Abbaba in 2010.


The database is based on the work done by the Global Network on Energy for Sustainable Development (GNESD) and is an ongoing collection of good examples of energy access initiatives in the Asia, Africa and Latin America. The database contains short articles describing and analyzing initiatives implemented with the purpose of alleviating poverty and improving socio-economic development by providing access to energy. Each article is following a predefined template ensuring that data and information for all cases regardless of energy type, technology, funding, region etc. are consistent and comparable.


Read more about the work done by the GNESD Network here: GNESD - Global Network on Energy for Sustainable Development