From the Network – October 2017

Dear Friends,

It is a pleasure to address you through our updated newsletter, with a new look and feel to better match the interests of our membership. We hope that our newsletters will continue to serve you with the most up to date news and resources in the sector, and provide you with more original content and early insights into our members’ and partners’ work going forward.

This change in our newsletter template coincides with an overall brand refresh – after six years, the Energy Access Practitioner Network now has a new logo and an updated two-pager  that reflects our desire to evolve alongside the rapidly changing energy access sector.

The Practitioner Network’s new look and feel comes at a time where we reaffirm our commitment to Sustainable Energy for All and its continued work to promote energy access, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. We are pleased to take this opportunity to announce the official signing   of our Partnership Agreement with SEforALL, through which the Practitioner Network will serve as a Delivery Partner and continue to complement SEforALL’s work on a number of energy access work streams. These include improving market intelligence, including a closer collaboration on our annual Practitioner Network surveys; and helping build the evidence base and strengthen SEforALL’s storytelling, by serving as the main platform for knowledge exchange and two-way communication between SEforALL and distributed energy practitioners.

The Practitioner Network would not be what it is today without the support and input of its diverse members and partners. In order to be able to continue offering our services to our entire membership – and beyond – we are also, for the first time, opening our website to donations. Please visit our donation page – and encourage others to do the same – to help us “keep the lights on” and continue to support the work of our 2,500 strong members. We really appreciate your support!


Jem Porcaro

Senior Director, Energy Access

United Nations Foundation