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LISCOA donates stoves to IDPs
Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves   |   August 31, 2017

Solar Cooking Festival in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya Teaches 500 Children To Solar Cook
Solar Household Energy   |   July 19, 2017

One Electrician's Work Makes a Big Difference at a Hospital for Refugees
National Geographic   |   July 14, 2017 Reaches $1 Billion Milestone in Crowd-Funding Loans Disbursed Globally
Business Wire   |   June 26, 2017

Solar energy powers clean water, business opportunities for refugees
Thomas Reuters Foundation   |   June 23, 2017

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SAFE Updates   See More

Energy Access Practitioner Network Newsletter- July 2017

July 26, 2017

Energy Access Practitioner Network (EAPN) highlights SAFE Working Group in their monthly newsletter and provides updates on their works in energy access and humanitarian relief.

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Moving Energy Initiative Kick-starts Clean Energy Projects for Refugees

July 4, 2017

The Moving Energy Initiative (MEI) launched a total of four carbon projects in Burkina Faso, Kenya, and Jordan, which will give refugees in these countries greater access to affordable, clean energy for domestic use and microbusinesses. The projects aim to spur a ‘demonstration effect’ that encourages others in the humanitarian sector to move towards sustainable energy and increase energy access in displacement contexts.

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Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Launches Humanitarian Clean Cooking Fund

June 27, 2017

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves has released the first Call for Concepts for its new grant facility – the Humanitarian Clean Cooking Fund (HCCF). HCCF is designed to help scale up innovative projects already working to address these challenges and to significantly increase the use of cleaner, more efficient cookstoves and fuels in crisis-affected populations.

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Mind the (Energy) Gap: Energy Solutions in Humanitarian Settings

June 20, 2017

This article summarizes key takeaways from last month's webinar on “Decentralized Energy Solutions Focusing on Lighting and Powering in Humanitarian Settings,” held by the United Nations Foundation (UNF) in collaboration with the Clean Energy Solutions Center. The webinar featured a panel including the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and UNF’s Energy, Climate, and Environment department. The private sector perspective was represented by Schneider Electric and Little Sun, both long-term members of UNF's Energy Access Practitioner Network.

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Jordan’s Azraq Becomes World’s First Clean Energy Refugee Camp

New solar plant is the first of its kind in a refugee setting, and will transform the lives of thousands of Syrians living in harsh desert environment
May 17, 2017

Thousands of Syrian families will light up their homes, charge their phones and chill their food by solar power tonight, as Jordan’s Azraq camp becomes the first refugee camp in the world to be powered by renewable energy.

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2017 Safe Access to Fuel and Energy Humanitarian Workshop

November 28, 2017

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, the United Nations Foundations (UNF), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR- Kenya), the International Organizations for Migration and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) are hosting the Safe Access to Fuel and Energy Humanitarian Workshop from the 28 November – 1 December 2017 at Crowne Plaza, located at Kenya Road, Upperhill in Nairobi.

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