Impact NGO partners join hands in 25x25 collaborative to accelerate market transformation

Four organizations committed to accelerating universal electricity access – Hivos/ENERGIA, Power for All, Practical Action, and SNV Netherlands Development Organisation – recognize that the level of ambition and urgency for achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 is far from what's needed to deliver modern, affordable, sustainable and reliable energy for all before 2030.

Action Plans 25x25 Overview

This collaboration between Power for All, SNV, Hivos and Practical Action aims to work with 25 countries to stimulate last-mile electrification markets and end energy poverty by 2025, hence "25x25". Many national governments have the political will to address rural electrification, but often lack the resources and capacity.

Reports Decentralized Renewables: From Promise to Progress

Despite the U.N.’s goal of ensuring access to affordable clean energy for all people by 2030, default approaches—primarily extending conventional electricity grids—are not meeting the needs of the one billion-plus energy impoverished, who largely live in rural areas.


The 25x25 initiative is a collaboration between a group of leading international NGOs, each with deep experience across Africa, Asia and Latin America in accelerating access to energy through decentralized renewable energy:

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About 25x25

25x25  Activation

The 25x25 collaborative is an effort to stimulate distributed renewable energy markets  in 25 underserved countries by 2025. It brings together the public and private sectors, civil society and funders to ensure that no one is left behind. #endenergypovertyfaster

The 25x25 collaborative is seeking additional donor and foundation support. Please contact 25x25(at)

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Some recent and upcoming events we will be attending worldwide:


News & Updates
Campaign Updates: October 2022

We continued to disseminate and facilitate discussions on the findings and recommendations of the 2022 Powering Jobs census. We launched Powering Jobs census country reports for Nigeria, Uganda and Kenya and took part in the Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo held in Kigali, Rwanda.