November 28, 2017 — December 1, 2017 | Nairobi, Kenya
Venue: Crowne Plaza Nairobi, Kenya Road, Upperhill, Nairobi, 00100.
Registration is now CLOSED for the 4th annual SAFE Humanitarian Workshop. Click here if you wish to join the wait list.
The SAFE Humanitarian Workshop builds the knowledge and capacity of field practitioners and other stakeholders in providing effective fuel and energy solutions to crisis-affected people. Energy access for cooking, lighting, heating, cooling, and other essential activities is a critical and under-served need among millions of displaced people worldwide. The SAFE Workshop is also the only annual event that convenes the full range of stakeholders engaged in humanitarian energy initiatives, such as NGOs, government representatives, researchers, and businesses. It is a critical opportunity to exchange knowledge, develop best practices, and facilitate collaboration between aid agencies and the private sector. This year's workshop is hosted by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, the United Nations Foundation, UNHCR Kenya, the International Organization on Migration, and the World Food Programme, with support from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The 2017 SAFE Workshop will have some exciting new features. The SAFE community has rapidly grown and diversified in the last few years. Accordingly, the 2017 workshop will incorporate strategic discussions on key emerging issues, such as the increasing role of the private sector and the need for a global strategy on energy access for displaced people.
A preliminary agenda of the workshop is now available! Download it below.
The SAFE Humanitarian Workshop will include three days of classroom learning, panel discussions, and interactive sessions. In addition, participants may to opt to participate in the following activities at no cost. All will take place at the Crowne Plaza Nairobi.
On December 1st, the United Nations Foundation, in collaboration with the SAFE Working Group, is hosting a day-long side event dedicated to clean energy mini/micro-grids in refugee camps settings. The purpose of the event is to:
Download the Side Event Concept Note to learn more!
For more travel tips and recommendations, download the Logistics Packet below.
Participants are welcome to bring energy products such as solar lights, cookstoves, mini-grids, etc. to display outside the main conference hall during the workshop. However, soliciting, freely distributing, excessively advertising, or engaging in related business negotiations at the SAFE workshop is strictly prohibited. The SAFE Workshop is a fuel and technology-neutral space where practitioners can come together to learn and exchange information about various technologies and fuels. To ensure that we prepare enough table space for all products, those interested in exhibiting should complete the Exhibitor's Form no later than Friday, November 24th. Participants are fully responsible for shipping and caring for the products they bring, including removing them after the workshop. Please limit your products to no more than 5 items (except for fuel units such as briquettes or pellets).
Have a question? Have a suggestion? Simply want to say hello? The 2017 SAFE Workshop is using the newly launched EnergyCoP platform for humanitarian practitioners to provide live updates before and during the workshop, as well as answer frequently asked questions (FAQs). Create an account on EnergyCop today to join the discussion and visit the 2017 SAFE Workshop Message Board to stay up to date! If you encounter any difficulties, use the Contact Us form to inform the platform administrators, who will be able to help you.
View pictures,summaries, and agendas of previous SAFE workshops below!