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June 12, 2018 — June 14, 2018

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July 9, 2018 — July 18, 2018

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Actions 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

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

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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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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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