GOGLA acts as the Secretariat for the Community, organizing the partner meetings and activities under the Community. Our Community of Champion partners are key stakeholders in the development and implementation of energy access programs across each participating country.
The Community of Champions currently comprises 21 member countries and three regional organisations. The 21 member countries include: Burundi; Ethiopia; Kenya; Madagascar; Malawi; Niger; Nigeria; Rwanda; Senegal; Togo; Uganda; Zambia; DRC; Somalia; Mali; Ghana; Sierra Leone; Burkina Faso; Liberia; Mozambique; and Zimbabwe. The 3 regional organisations are: The East African Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy and Efficiency (EACREEE); ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE).
The Community of Champions currently focuses on Sub-Saharan Africa. However, guest speakers, observers and stakeholders from other regions may be invited to participate in relevant activities..
Membership in the Community is by invitation/nomination by the partners of the Community. Nominated government officials usually play a direct role in the realisation of the regional and national energy access targets, with interest and/or commitment to off-grid solar electrification in their respective countries. Nominated government officials are usually from ministries responsible for energy, rural electrification authorities and other government agencies, including bureaus of standards, ministries responsible for finance or rural development.
Community of Champions: Meetings and Webinars
Since its launch in 2018, the Community of Champions platform has facilitated seven in-person meetings and 10 interactive online webinars.
|August 2019||Quality assurance: Verasol/IEC standards, national standards, adoption and implementation, consumer awareness and education.|
|September 2019||Integrated electrification planning: how and why to incorporate off-grid into national electrification plans; lessons learnt to date and experiences by country|
|November 2019||Job creation and socio-economic benefits of off-grid solar.|
|June 2020||Ensuring Energy Access within national COVID-19 Response Plans|
|October 2020||Powering Healthcare – Health Facility Electrification|
|June 2021||Recovering Better with Off-Grid Solar – COVID-19 Response & State of the Sector|
|August 2021||Responsible taxation|
|November 2021||Solar Irrigation System End-User Subsidies|
|May 2022||Increasing affordability: role and use of public finance, subsidies, taxation, RBFs|
|October 2022||Engaging in Climate Action – Learnings for Energy Sector Practitioners|