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September 26, 2017 — September 28, 2017

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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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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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Clean Energy for Migrants and Vulnerable Groups

Focus of a Vienna Energy Forum Side Event
May 9, 2017

An event held on the sidelines of the Vienna Energy Forum focused on innovative mechanisms to provide sustainable access to clean energy to migrants, refugees and other vulnerable groups, to improve their daily lives and give them hope for a better future. Participants at the event, titled, “Clean energy for migrants and vulnerable groups”, noted that global challenges such as climate change, threats to human security, political instability and economic inequality have contributed to the migration of vulnerable communities.

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How Safe Stoves are Lifting Millions of Women Out of Poverty

This International Women's Day, we're highlighting one of the smartest—and simplest—innovations to improve the lives of women and girls.
March 8, 2017

Even after fleeing her home to live in a camp for displaced families, Insaf struggled – like so many women – by spending hours of her day collecting firewood in a landscape where trees are few and far between. But then Insaf discovered the World Food Programme’s Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) Initiative, where she spent nearly two weeks learning how to make fuel-efficient simple stoves and fire briquettes.

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