Upcoming Events

E-Learning Course: Building Solar Lights

May 1, 2017 — June 30, 2017

The goal of this online course is to generate designs for cost-effective sustainable solar lights for people living in underdeveloped areas where there is no affordable solution to get lights. The participants in this course will design affordable and easy to build lights, which will be implemented by Liter of Light and partnering organizations. They will work in teams of architects, planners, engineers, and social workers from all over the world. After the course, a selection of the projects will be placed the Build Academy website www.buildacademy.com, so anyone can download and use them.

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Humanitarian Development Nexus! What is the New Way of Working? Part 2 (Webinar)

May 10, 2017

How best to work with the private sector and bridge the divide between development and humanitarian activities is a key question for facilitating energy access to crisis affected people. This webinar series by the IASC and STAIT tackles this question in the wider context of all humanitarian activities. The World Humanitarian Summit’s (WHS) generated the “New Way of Working” which aims to address the “humanitarian-development nexus."  But is the ‘New Way of Working’ just a new label? Or is it the game changer that will bridge the divide and ensure that humanitarian action and development are mutually reinforcing?

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Vienna Energy Forum 2017

May 11, 2017 — May 12, 2017   |   Vienna, Austria

The 2017 Vienna Energy Forum (VEF) will focus on the theme “Sustainable energy for the implementation of the SDGs and the Paris Agreement”. It will highlight the multiplier effects of integrated approaches for sustainable development at the national, regional and global levels. The Forum will also accentuate the potentials of the sustainable energy nexus - linking energy to water, food and health - as well as innovation as a global driver for accelerated sustainable growth. The event will also include a side event on Clean Energy for Migrants and Vulnerable Groups. 

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InterAction Forum 2017

June 20, 2017 — June 22, 2017   |   Washington, DC, USA

For the past three decades, InterAction's Forum has convened leaders from a variety of sectors, becoming one of the largest gatherings of international development and humanitarian professionals. With diverse breakout sessions, high-level plenary sessions, and an awards banquet, InterAction’s 2017 Forum creates a stimulating environment for participants to engage with colleagues and partners from a variety of sectors to forge common solutions to pressing global challenges

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Environment and Emergencies Forum (EEF) 2017

September 26, 2017 — September 28, 2017   |   Nairobi, Kenya

The Environment and Emergencies Forum (EEF) is a unique opportunity to discuss global policy, share experiences and knowledge, forge new partnerships and agree on key actions related to environmental emergencies*. The Forum will bring together approximately 100 practitioners from around the world to showcase innovations in environmental emergency preparedness and response, and to highlight current efforts on integrating environmental risk in humanitarian action.

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Clean Cooking Forum 2017

October 24, 2017 — October 28, 2017   |   New Delhi, India

The Clean Cooking Forum is the largest international gathering of professionals working to advance the clean cooking sector. Hosted by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Tata Trusts, and TERI the 2017 Forum will be held at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. The Forum brings together global leaders from the private sector, government, finance, civil society, academia, and the UN for informative sessions, plenaries, networking, site visits, and clean cooking demonstrations.

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