Universal Access to Energy

ZERO works in the area of universal access to energy. With financial support from Hivos, a donor agency, and with technical support from Practical Action and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Zimbabwe Country Office, ZERO is the civil society coordinator of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative in Zimbabwe. The goal is to increase universal energy access through the provision of modern energy for cooking, promoting rural electrification and advocating for pro-poor energy policies that expand access to people living in slums.

The United Nations-led Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative has entered its fourth year. In Zimbabwe, it is being coordinated by civil society and focusing on advocacy and policy dialogues to raise awareness on SE4ALL.

SE4ALL is a United Nations global goal for achieving universal energy access to modern energy services by 2030. The UN is leading this initiative on sustainable energy for all to mobilise action from all sectors of society: business, governments, investors, community groups and academia.