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Energy and Migration - Where Do We Go from Here?
SNV   |   February 23, 2018

Community Kitchen: A Place for Sharing for Rohingya Women
Dhaka Tribune   |   February 19, 2018

Efforts Growing to Provide Displaced Populations with Renewable Energy
Sustainable Energy for All   |   February 15, 2018

Moving Energy Initiative: Tackling Refugee Energy Poverty
The Nerve   |   February 13, 2018

News & Events

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Alliance Announces Winners of Humanitarian Clean Cooking Fund

February 22, 2018

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves announced the winners of two grant funds: one to empower women in the clean cooking value chain and the other, a new program to scale projects that increase access to cleaner cooking solutions for crisis-affected people.

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Leading Innovative Clean Energy Initiatives for Refugees

February 6, 2018

Energy poverty is a persistent problem for refugees. Isolated from the national grid and lacking reliable access to renewable power, the search for alternative energy is a struggle refugees are often confronted with. The Moving Energy Initiative (MEI) – a partnership between Energy 4 Impact, Chatham House, Practical Action, the Norwegian Refugee Council and the UNHCR – is promoting pioneering approaches that involve private sector players, as well as market-oriented solutions, in order to alleviate this challenge while improving the livelihoods of refugees and host communities.

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Global Stakeholders Lay the Groundwork for A Plan of Action on Energy in Humanitarian Response

January 26, 2018

120 delegates from UN agencies, donors, private companies, and civil society gathered from January 15-16 in Berlin, Germany to lay the groundwork for the first-ever global, multi-stakeholder plan to ensure that crisis-affected people gain access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy services by 2030 (Sustainable Development Goal 7).

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Blog: Safe Access to Fuel and Energy

January 26, 2018

Luc Severi, Manager for Energy Access at the United Nations Foundation, discusses recent increased activities and interest in safe access to fuel and energy among both the energy and humanitarian communities

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UN, Donors and CSOs Call for Global Action Towards Universal Clean Energy Access Among Displaced People and Host Communities

January 16, 2018

UN agencies, donors and civil society groups are calling on governments and international and national leaders to ensure that the humanitarian sector contributes to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 7, with the aim that “every person affected by conflict or natural disaster has access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy services by 2030." At a two-day conference laying the foundations for a Global Plan of Action for Sustainable Solutions in Situations of Displacement, 120 delegates agreed to collaborate to improve energy practice and policy in humanitarian settings, among other commitments.

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