25x25 Electricity Access Acceleration Collaborative Among Top 100 Proposals for MacArthur $100 Million Grant
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today unveiled that “25x25: End Energy Poverty Faster,” submitted by the 25x25 Electricity Access Acceleration Collaborative, was one of the highest-scoring proposals, designated as the Top 100, in its 100&Change competition for a single $100 million grant to help solve one of the world's most critical social challenges.
The 25x25 Electricity Access Acceleration Collaborative is comprised of the Duke University Energy Access Project, Hivos, New Energy Nexus, Practical Action and Power for All. The group’s top-100 proposal consisted of detailed plans to challenge the energy-as-usual development—including legacy policy and finance frameworks--that slow the pace of clean energy access. The 25x25 Collaborative’s ultimate goal is to accelerate the achievement of SDG7, ensuring access for all to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy by 2030. More information can be found at www.powerforall.org/campaigns/25x25.