The Africa Coalition for Sustainable Energy Access ACSEA and the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance launched the Nigeria platform for a people-centred energy transition project in Africa.

The Africa Coalition for Sustainable Energy Access ACSEA and the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance launched the Nigeria platform for a people-centred energy transition project in Africa.

The three-year project is being implemented in four other countries namely Kenya, Botswana, Cameroon and Morocco.

National Coordinator for Nigeria, Godwin Uyi-Ojo said that, through the ACSEA Nigeria platform, a Just Energy Transition movement building for energy transition would be made possible.

Uyi-Ojo said it was worrisome that there was low participation of civil society and non-state actors in decision making processes on renewable energy transition.

According to him, there is need for capacity building and training for civil society to have a strong voice in the decision making process and influence policy change for renewable energy.

ACSEA Programmes Director, Eugene Nforngwa, said the project would strengthen civil society’s role in promoting and implementing sustainable energy transition initiatives and influence policy development in the five countries.