November 28, 2017 — December 1, 2017 | Nairobi, Kenya
Mark your calendars! Thanks to the generosity of the Governments the Netherlands and Norway, the 4th annual SAFE Humanitarian Workshop will take place from November 28 to December 1st in Nairobi, Kenya.
The primary objective of the SAFE Humanitarian Workshop is to build the knowledge and capacity of field practitioners and other stakeholders to provide effective fuel and energy solutions for cooking, lighting, heating, and powering to crisis-affected people. The 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 supported by the generous contributions of the Dutch and Norwegian governments.
This year’s workshop will have some exciting new features. As we noted after last year’s workshop in Kigali, 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.
On December 1st (Day 4), the United Nations Foundation will host a day-long side event dedicated to clean energy mini/micro-grids in refugee camp settings. More information coming soon!
Please help us to develop the 2017 SAFE Workshop agenda by completing our Agenda Survey!
The workshop will include 3 days of classroom learning, panel discussions, and interactive sessions. Day 4 will include the mini-grid side event and visits to local manufacturers and distributors of energy products (subject to change). Please help us to develop the 2017 session agenda by taking
More information coming soon!
Check out pictures, summaries, and agendas of previous SAFE workshops below!