About the Communities of Practice
The LEDS GP Communities of Practice (CoPs) are interactive networks of practitioners working together on real-time policy, technical, and market solutions related to low emission development. A community of practice approach was favoured over conventional knowledge-sharing networks that tend to engage in top-down development assistance. A community of practice comprises a network of engaged experts and practitioners from a shared sector or working area who form a group to regularly engage in peer-to-peer learning to improve their personal and collective group knowledge. They promote forms of exchange, both inside and outside of formal communication channels, and provide an inclusive, member-driven experience. The CoPs are supported by the working groups of the LEDS GP.
The African Mini-Grids Community of Practice (AMG-CoP) is a peer-to-peer working group for African state and non-state actors committed to creating an enabling environment for mini-grid deployment in their countries. The AMG-CoP is an initiative of the Africa LEDS Partnership (AfLP), supported by the LEDS GP Energy and Finance Working Groups.
Countries in Africa are ramping up efforts to catalyse low emission climate-resilient development. As a key aspect of this, countries are aligning activities in the AFOLU sector with their socio-economic development goals. The AfLP, the Africa LEDS Project team, and the AFOLU Working Group have partnered to launch an Africa AFOLU Community of Practice (CoP) that will support peer learning on relevant policy measures and actions.