Community of Champions

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Community of Champions

The Community of Champions – supported by GOGLA, World Bank/ESMAP, Shell Foundation, USAID/Power Africa, DFID and SEforAll – was formed as an opportunity for ongoing exchange between governments, the private sector and development partners to work collaboratively towards creating a supportive policy environment to help achieve universal energy access in Africa.

Through three events in 2018-2019, the Community of Champions has facilitated interactive and open dialogue amongst government decision-makers, industry and the international donor community. The emphasis is on government to government learning, focusing on topics such as how government policies can encourage the scale up of energy access off-grid solar products, the promotion of quality products, energy access in the last mile and opportunities and challenges in the off-grid sector.

Download the agenda of Community of Champions Kigali (2018)

Download the agenda of Community of Champions (Eastern and Southern Africa) Addis Ababa (2019)

Download the agenda of Community of Champtions Dakar (October 2019)

The next Community of Champions will take place at the Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo in Nairobi (20 February 2020).

Webinar Series

In 2019, the Community of Champions has expanded to include a webinar series for its members.


  • Webinar 1: Policies to Promote Quality Off-Grid Products | Politiques visant à promouvoir la qualité des produits hors réseau: 
  • Webinar 2: Materials to follow
  • Webinar 3: Socioeconomic Benefits of Off-Grid Solar: Focus on Productive Uses | Avantages socio-économiques de l'énergie solaire hors-réseau. Gros plan sur les utilisations productives

To learn more, please contact Francis Wainaina (