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InterAction Forum
June 12, 2018 — June 14, 2018

High-Level Political Forum (HLPF)
July 9, 2018 — July 18, 2018

Webinar: Cooking Solutions for Refugees - Rwanda Assessment
July 25, 2018

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Tapping Sustainable Energy in Somalia
Sustainable Energy for All   |   May 18, 2018

Video: IKEA CEO Per Higgins Discusses Energy for Refugees at SEforAll Forum
Connect4Climate   |   May 2, 2018

EIC Horizon Prize on High Tech for Humanitarian Aid - Jordan
European Commission   |   April 18, 2018

Energy for Displaced People - A Global Plan of Action
Energypedia   |   March 26, 2018

Does Uganda's Refugee Policy Enable Sustainable Energy Production and Consumption?
Moving Energy Initiative   |   March 19, 2018

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Global Plan Powers Up to Supply Clean Energy for Refugees

May 18, 2018

Energy has always been needed in the camps and informal settlements home to tens of millions of people uprooted by conflicts or natural disasters. That is changing, with U.N. agencies, aid groups, major refugee-hosting countries and businesses preparing in July to sign up to a global action plan to provide all displaced people with access to sustainable energy by 2030, in line with U.N. development goals.

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3 Game-Changing Innovations for Refugees in Jordan

The United Nations is harnessing technology and innovation to better support refugees
May 17, 2018

Forced from homes, accessing basic services like food, water, and electricity can be a challenge. The United Nations and partners are leveraging technology to better deliver urgent services for refugees living in camps and urban areas in Jordan.

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The Deep Dives: Energy in Humanitarian Settings

IISD Summarizes Humanitarian Energy Session at 2018 SEforAll Forum
May 6, 2018

The 2018 Sustainable Energy for All Forum took place in Lisbon, Portugal, from May 2-3, 2018. On May 3, a Deep Dive Session on Energy in Humanitarian Settings took place. This summary is quoted from the SEforALL Bulletin, Vol 181 No. 22, published on by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) on May 6th.

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Clean Power and Job Creation

Improving the Lives of Somali Refugees in the Vast Ethiopian Desert
April 25, 2018

This spring marked the installation of approximately one-third of 52 planned solar micro-grids. These small 3kW solar-battery power systems are transforming life in the camps. The micro-grids are powering medical clinics, supporting businesses and shops, and providing energy for other essential community needs. The first phase of grid installation targeted local clinics, which primarily serve mothers and children, and are seeing immediate impacts. Clinic staff report that they can now more reliably deliver nighttime births with the guarantee of lighting and that they no longer have to turn away patients because the generator isn’t working.

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Power To The People Who Need It Most

April 22, 2018

According to the latest data, just over 1 billion people around the world live without electricity. More than 580 million of them are in sub-Saharan Africa, and more than 275 million are in India. At the IKEA Foundation, we have a vision for a better future. This World Earth Day, we are announcing six new grants, totaling €40 million, to help 630,000 people in Asia and Africa get access to clean, renewable energy.

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Renewable Energy to Enable Refugees to Transform Their Lives

April 22, 2018

A ten million Euro investment over the next three years will bring renewable energy to refugees and their host communities’ homes, schools, clinics and businesses. It will be funded by the IKEA Foundation and implemented by Practical Action and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in three camps in Rwanda and Irbid city in Jordan, where people fleeing conflict and civil unrest in Syria and the DR Congo have settled.

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