Tools & Guidelines

This resource library is intended to contain all research, project evaluations, toolkits, policies, and any other types of literature related to Safe Access to Fuel and Energy.

Documents displayed below are only those endorsed by the SAFE Steering Committee, but the search bar and “Advanced Search Options” feature allow you to access all SAFE-related documents within the database.

This resource library was created as part of an effort to enhance coordination of activities, encourage collaboration, and share knowledge between organizations working on SAFE. If you know of additional SAFE resources that are not shown here, please contact us at info@safefuelandenergy.org.

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2017

Solar Water Pumping Technical Hotline

Organization: International Organization on Migration (IOM)
Type: SAFE Resources, Tools & Guidelines
Keywords: Power

As part of the Global Solar and Water Initiative, a technical hotline is being run through the email solarquery@iom.int. It intends to respond to any query related to solar pumping anywhere in the world within 3 days. It is open to all partners active in water provision (human or livestock consumption and irrigation) and it is supported by a team of experts drawn from NGO, UN, private sector and academia. As of 2017, the hotline has successfully responded to 77 different queries coming from UN agencies, Red Cross Societies, and NGOs working in Europe, Africa and Asia.



Fuel Analysis, Comparison & Integration Tool (FACIT)

Organization: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Type: SAFE Resources, Tools & Guidelines
Keywords: Environmental Degradation, Fuel Wood, Livelihood

Fuel Analysis, Comparison & Integration Tool (FACIT) was developed to enable stakeholders to manually change parameters – such as fuel type, country, and indicators – to compare trade-offs of different cooking fuels and to isolate the steps in fuel production that have the largest impacts. FACIT gives enterprises insights to make improvements along the fuel value chain and allows donors and investors to make more informed investment and project choices. Local and national governments can use FACIT to guide policy decisions, and researchers can use it to identify opportunities to improve fuel technologies and performance. The report and tool include economic and social indicators that provide considerations to weigh when evaluating fuel choices.

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2016

Measuring Social Impact in the Clean Cooking Sector

Organizations: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
Type: SAFE Resources, Tools & Guidelines
Keywords: Fuel-Efficient Stove

This comprehensive toolkit allows cookstove and fuel enterprises (as well as project managers) to measure how their products empower women and create social change. Developed over two years of thorough research, testing, and evaluation, the “Measuring Social Impact in the Clean and Efficient Cooking Sector: A How-To Guide” uses common language and agreed upon indicators to guide organizations seeking to better understand the benefits they deliver to consumers. Although not specifically designed for humanitarian settings, the toolkit can easily be adapted to this context.

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Technical Specification: Supply of Fuel Efficient Cookstoves for UNHCR Persons of Concern Worldwide

Organizations: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Berkeley Air Monitoring Group
Type: SAFE Resources, Tools & Guidelines
Keywords: Fuel-Efficient Stove, Stove Distribution, Stove Manufacturing

In an effort to ensure that cookstoves could be quickly and easily procured for humanitarian settings while still ensuring a minimum level quality, UNHCR, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, and the Berkeley Air Monitoring Group developed the specifications in this document for cookstove manufacturers wishing to supply cookstoves to UNHCR. The first request for proposals was published in September, 2016: https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/49446

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Cookstove Field Monitoring Technologies: Latest Advances and FAQs (Webinar)

Organizations: Berkeley Air Monitoring Group, Nextleaf Analytics, SweetSense Inc, United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Winrock
Type: Tools & Guidelines

Field monitoring technologies for cookstoves cover a range of diverse monitoring needs from health and climate monitoring to usage and adoption. They can help you better understand your impacts, and adapt and strengthen your strategies to better meet the needs of customers and donors. They’re also valuable tools for growing sector knowledge around field use and impacts. Significant advances have been made since EPA and Winrock first covered the topic in a webinar 3 years ago. This webinar featured Tara Ramanathan from Nexleaf Analytics, Michael Johnson from Berkeley Air Monitoring Group and Dexter Gauntlett from SweetSense Inc, discussing the latest advancements in field monitoring technologies, and some examples and case studies of their use in the field to inform programs and business development. It also included a discussion of Frequently Asked Questions that were solicited from the webinar registrants in advance.

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UNHCR Emergency Handbook: Energy and Environment - Camps

Organization: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Type: SAFE Resources, Tools & Guidelines
Keywords: SAFE Recommendations

This document forms part of the 4th edition of the UNHCR Emergency Handbook (full version available at https://emergency.unhcr.org/). It provides key recommendations and actions to ensure potential environmental risks and energy challenges are addressed in preparedness planning.

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Private-Sector Engagement: The Key to Efficient, Effective Energy Access for Refugees

Organizations: Practical Action, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Chatham House, Energy 4 Impact, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Author(s)/Editor(s): Lindsay van Landeghem
Type: SAFE Resources, Tools & Guidelines
Keywords: SAFE Recommendations

This paper is one of a series of ‘toolkits’ developed by MEI partners. It offers guidance on the effective and efficient involvement of private-sector actors in providing energy solutions in forced displacement settings. It is aimed at implementers of energy interventions, and at policy decision-makers who identify priority needs and develop humanitarian budgets.

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A Review of Cooking Systems for Humanitarian Settings: Toolkit for the Moving Energy Initiative

Organizations: Practical Action, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Chatham House, Energy 4 Impact, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Author(s)/Editor(s): Mattia Vianello
Type: SAFE Resources, Tools & Guidelines
Keywords: Fuel-Efficient Stove

This paper is one of a series of ‘toolkits’ developed by the Moving Energy Initiative (MEI) partners. It is aimed at decision-makers at the policy level who identify priority needs and develop humanitarian budgets, and should be read in conjunction with other publications in the MEI series. The paper first outlines the types of improved cooking systems available and experiences in their promotion (Sections 2 and 3). Section 4 addresses the unique features of the humanitarian setting, and Section 5 outlines potential approaches to situation assessment and the design of a response package.

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Meeting Fuel and Energy Needs in Protracted Crises

Organization: Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
Type: SAFE Resources, Tools & Guidelines
Keywords: Environmental Degradation, Fuel Wood, Fuel-Efficient Stove, Gender-based violence, Livelihood, Malnutrition, SAFE Projects

This guidance note draws on FAO experience and lessons learned to support FAO staff and strategic partners in addressing energy access as part of food and nutrition security interventions in situations of protracted crisis. Its purpose is to contribute to the implementation of the Committee on World Food Security Framework for Action principles, and it demonstrates that understanding and responding to fuel and energy needs and related risks are critical for effective and sustainable food and nutrition security interventions in protracted crises.

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Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) Toolbox: Woodfuel Assessment in Displacement Settings

Organization: Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
Author(s)/Editor(s): Rémi D'Annunzio, Arturo Gianvenuti, Matieu Henry, Andreas Thulstrup
Location: Global
Type: SAFE Resources, Tools & Guidelines
Keywords: Climate Change, Environmental Degradation, Fuel Wood, Fuel-Efficient Stove, Project report/evaluation, SAFE Projects

This user guide describes how to use FAO's Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) Toolbox: Woodfuel Assessment in Displacement Settings for supporting field-based actors who are directly involved in the management of natural resources and protection of crisis-affected populations. This tool provides guidance for assessing, monitoring and planning energy-related interventions. The SAFE Toolbox is an Excel-based application, which supports the systematic collection and analysis of multi-sectoral field data on energy needs, woodfuel resources and associated risks and challenges faced by people in displacement settings. The SAFE Toolbox is intended to support the identification of the baseline situation in which no intervention to address the energy needs of displaced and host communities has been carried out. The tool can be used to establish the baseline setting and to develop alternative scenarios to compare against the baseline.

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Assessing Woodfuel Supply and Demand in Displacement Settings: A Technical Handbook

Organizations: Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Author(s)/Editor(s): Rémi D'Annunzio, Arturo Gianvenuti, Matieu Henry, Andreas Thulstrup
Location: Global
Type: SAFE Resources, Tools & Guidelines
Keywords: Environmental Degradation, Fuel Wood, Fuel-Efficient Stove

The objective of this manual is to present a methodology for assessing woodfuel supply and demand in displacement settings. It uses a multi-sectoral approach to address the energy needs and associated challenges of displaced people. The first part of the manual presents a methodology for assessing demand for woodfuel, which is structured around four sequential steps. Each step provides explanations and the means to collect data and information, based on the specific targeted area and population. The second part of the manual describes the methodology for assessing the woodfuel supply of the targeted area, based on a combination of field measurements and temporal change analysis of satellite imagery for the different land cover classes that provide woody biomass. The manual also presents a methodology for integrating demand and supply assessments into informed decision making for monitoring, evaluating and planning purposes in the targeted area.

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#EnergyMatters Social Media Toolkit

Organization: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Type: SAFE Resources, Tools & Guidelines

The Alliance created this social media toolkit on behalf of the SAFE Working Group as part of an effort to increase the inclusion of energy access as a key topic at the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit. It includes guidelines and sample materials for partners to post on their own social media feeds.

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2015

Poster - How to Make Fire-Fuel Briquettes: Step-by-Step (Arabic)

Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)
Location: Sudan
Type: SAFE Resources, Tools & Guidelines
Keywords: Fuel Wood, Fuel-Efficient Stove, Livelihood, SAFE Projects

This poster was developed as part of WFP's SAFE programme in Darfur, and can be used to support briquette training activities. It shows the different steps involved in the production of fire-fuel briquettes which can be used to cook on fuel-efficient cookstoves.

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Poster - How to Make Fire-Fuel Briquettes: Step-by-Step (English)

Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)
Location: Sudan
Type: SAFE Resources, Tools & Guidelines
Keywords: Fuel Wood, Fuel-Efficient Stove, Livelihood, SAFE Projects

This poster was developed as part of WFP's SAFE programme in Darfur, and can be used to support briquette training activities. It shows the different steps involved in the production of fire-fuel briquettes which can be used to cook on fuel-efficient cookstoves.

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Poster - How to Make Fuel-Efficient Stoves: Step-by-Step (Arabic)

Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)
Location: Sudan
Type: SAFE Resources, Tools & Guidelines
Keywords: Fuel-Efficient Stove, Indoor Air Pollution, Livelihood, SAFE Projects, Stove Manufacturing

This poster was developed as part of WFP's SAFE programme in Darfur and can be used to support stove training activities. It shows the different steps involved in the production of fuel-efficient cookstoves, which can be used to cook with fire-fuel briquettes and firewood. The stoves can be made in a few simple steps by using locally-available clay, animal waste, water and bricks.

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Poster - How to Make Fuel-Efficient Stoves: Step-by-Step (English)

Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)
Location: Sudan
Type: SAFE Resources, Tools & Guidelines
Keywords: Fuel Wood, Fuel-Efficient Stove, Indoor Air Pollution, Livelihood, SAFE Projects, Stove Manufacturing

This poster was developed as part of WFP's SAFE programme in Darfur and can be used to support stove training activities. It shows the different steps involved in the production of fuel-efficient cookstoves, which can be used to cook with fire-fuel briquettes and firewood. The stoves can be made in a few simple steps by using locally-available clay, animal waste, water and bricks.

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Biomass and Liquid Fuel Cookstoves for UNHCR: Procurement Specifications, Testing Criteria, and Methodologies

Organizations: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Berkeley Air Monitoring Group
Type: SAFE Resources, Tools & Guidelines

With support from the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and the Berkeley Air Monitoring Group, UNHCR developed technical specifications for improved cooking technologies to be procured for its humanitarian response operations. This document was used to support the development of the final specifications, which were published as part of a UN tender in September 2016.

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Relief Request Map for the Nepal Earthquake

Organization: Gham Power
Location: Nepal
Type: Tools & Guidelines
Keywords: Lighting, Power

Gham Power created this map of solar lighting and power needs under its Rebuild with Sun initiative to help coordinate response to Nepal Earthquake victims

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Manuel d’Utilisation du Système d'Aide à la Décision (DSS) Set4food [Français]

Organizations: COOPI-Cooperazione internazionale, Politecnico di Milano
Author(s)/Editor(s): Jacopo Barbieri, Emanuela Colombo, Fabrizio Leonforte, Fabio Riva
Type: Tools & Guidelines
Keywords: Fuel Wood, Fuel-Efficient Stove, Lighting, Power, SAFE Recommendations

Ce manuel prend en charge l'utilisation du système d'aide à la décision (en anglais: Decision Support System - DSS) disponible sur www.set4food.org. Le DSS est un logiciel en ligne qui aident à identifier les technologies de l'énergie potentiellement appropriées pour une utilisation alimentaire, étant donné un certain contexte de personnes déplacement. Les cinq modules disponibles portent sur: 1) la cuisson des aliments; 2) la conservation des aliments; 3) la production d'électricité; 4) pompage de l'eau; et 5) traitement de l'eau. Le manuel est également disponible en anglais et en espagnol.

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Manual de Uso del Sistema de Ayuda a la Decisión (DSS) para Set4food [Español]

Organizations: COOPI-Cooperazione internazionale, Politecnico di Milano
Author(s)/Editor(s): Jacopo Barbieri, Emanuela Colombo, Fabrizio Leonforte, Fabio Riva
Type: Tools & Guidelines
Keywords: Fuel Wood, Lighting, Power, SAFE Recommendations

Este manual es compatible con el uso del Sistema de Ayuda a la Decisión (DSS) disponible en www.set4food.org. El DSS es un software en línea que ayudan a identificar las tecnologías de energía potencialmente apropiadas para la utilización de los alimentos, dado un cierto contexto de la gente de desplazamiento. Los cinco módulos disponibles refieren a: 1) la cocción de los alimentos; 2) la conservación de los alimentos; 3) la generación de energía; 4) el bombeo de agua; y 5) el tratamiento de agua. El manual también está disponible en Inglés y Francés.

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Handbook on How to Use the Set4food Decision Support System (DSS) [English]

Organizations: COOPI-Cooperazione internazionale, Politecnico di Milano
Author(s)/Editor(s): Jacopo Barbieri, Emanuela Colombo, Fabrizio Leonforte, Fabio Riva
Type: Tools & Guidelines
Keywords: Fuel Wood, Fuel-Efficient Stove, Power, SAFE Recommendations

This handbook supports the use of the Decision Support System (DSS) available on www.set4food.org. The DSS is an online software that can help identify potentially appropriate energy technologies for food utilization, given a certain context of people displacement. The five available modules deal with: 1) food cooking; 2) food preservation; 3) power generation; 4) water pumping; and 5) water treatment. The handbook is also available in Spanish and French

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Recommandations sur les Technologies Énergétiques Durables pour L´Utilisation des Aliments dans les Contextes Humanitaires et les Installations Informelles [Français]

Organizations: COOPI-Cooperazione internazionale, Politecnico di Milano
Author(s)/Editor(s): Jacopo Barbieri, Emanuela Colombo , et al.
Type: Tools & Guidelines
Keywords: Fuel Wood, Fuel-Efficient Stove, Lighting, Power, SAFE Recommendations

Cette publication présente des aspects technologiques liés à l'utilisation des aliments (à savoir la cuisson des aliments, la conservation des aliments, la production d'électricité, le pompage de l'eau, et le traitement de l’eau. Il fournit au lecteur un aperçu général et une description détaillée de toutes les technologies potentiellement d’intérêt pour l'aide humanitaire. Les technologies sont décrites avec des fiches techniques, des références, des exemples d'application sur le terrain, et des recommandations pratiques, et confronté à une analyse SWOT. Des exemples pratiques de l'innovation sur le terrain dans des contextes humanitaires sont décrits, ainsi que les recommandations et les bonnes pratiques des projets pilots SET4food (www.set4food.org). Ce document est également disponible en anglais et en espagnol.

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Directrices Sobre Tecnologías Sostenibles para la Utilización de los Alimentos en Contextos Humanitarios y Asentamientos Informales [Español]

Organizations: COOPI-Cooperazione internazionale, Politecnico di Milano
Author(s)/Editor(s): Jacopo Barbieri, Emanuela Colombo , et al.
Type: Tools & Guidelines
Keywords: Fuel Wood, Fuel-Efficient Stove, Lighting, Power, SAFE Recommendations

Esta publicación presenta los aspectos tecnológicos relacionados con la utilización de los alimentos (es decir, la cocción de los alimentos, la conservación de los alimentos, la generación de energía, el bombeo de agua, el tratamiento del agua). Se ofrece al lector una visión general y una descripción detallada de todas las tecnologías potencialmente de interés para la asistencia humanitaria. Estas tecnologías son descriptas con fichas técnicas, referencias, ejemplos de aplicación en el campo y recomendaciones prácticas, y en comparación con un análisis FODA. Asimismo, se describen ejemplos prácticos de innovación provenientes del trabajo de campo en contextos humanitarios, así como las recomendaciones y las lecciones aprendidas de los proyectos piloto SET4food (www.set4food.org) Este documento también está disponible en Inglés y Francés.

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Guidelines on Sustainable Energy Technologies for Food Utilization in Humanitarian Contexts and Informal Settlements [English]

Organizations: COOPI-Cooperazione internazionale, Politecnico di Milano
Author(s)/Editor(s): Jacopo Barbieri, Emanuela Colombo , et al.
Type: Tools & Guidelines
Keywords: Fuel Wood, Fuel-Efficient Stove, Lighting, Power, SAFE Recommendations

This publication introduces technological aspects related to food utilization (i.e. food cooking, food preservation, power generation, water pumping, water treatment). It provides the reader with a general overview and a detailed description of all the technologies potentially of interest for humanitarian assistance. These are described with technical sheets, references, examples from field application, and practical recommendations, and compared with a SWOT analysis. Practical examples of field innovation in humanitarian contexts are described, as well as recommendations and lessons learnt from the SET4food pilot projects (www.set4food.org) This document is also available in Spanish and French.

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Good Industry Practices for LPG in Commercial Kitchens

Organization: World LPG Association (WLPGA)
Type: Tools & Guidelines

In communities where liquid petroleum gas (LPG) is challenging the use of traditional fuels (wood, charcoal, coal, animal waste) and kerosene in domestic kitchens, lies also the opportunity to use LPG in commercial kitchens.These commercial kitchens can be found in establishments such as schools, orphanages, prisons etc. and the use of LPG here can be an opportunity to encourage change at home. This Guide can be used by those stakeholders grappling with the decision to move away from inefficient traditional fuels and kerosene to LPG. It contains important advice on the decision to change, designing the LPG system, operation and maintenance, and the important question of keeping the kitchen safe.

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Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action

Organization: Inter-Agency Standing Committee
Type: Tools & Guidelines
Keywords: Gender-based violence, SAFE Recommendations

These Guidelines represent a comprehensive revision to the original 2005 Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines for Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings. The content and design of the revised Guidelines was informed by a highly consultative process that involved the global distribution of multi-lingual surveys in advance of the revision process to help define the focus and identify specific needs and challenges in the field. GBV

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Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies

Organization: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Author(s)/Editor(s): Erin R. Kenny
Type: Tools & Guidelines
Keywords: Gender-based violence, SAFE Recommendations

This presentation by Erin R. Kenny of UNFPA provides a very good overview of gender based violence (GBV) for those new to the topic. It defines basic terms, answers common questions, and provides some guidance on designing appropriate GBV prevention and response programs. An additional resource, a timeline covering the evolution of GBV programs in emergencies, is available here: https://phap.org/sites/phap.org/files/civicrm/persist/contribute/files/150806-Evolution-of-GBV-Programmes-in-Emergencies.pdf Erin originally gave this presentation in a World Humanitarian Summit webinar on the subject of Gender Based Violence in Humanitarian Crises, hosted by Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP), on August 6th, 2015. A recording of the full session is available here: https://phap.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=301.

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Procurement of Off-grid Lighting Products – Guidance for Aid Organizations and Governments

Location: Nepal
Type: SAFE Resources, Tools & Guidelines
Keywords: Lighting, Lighting Distribution

This Note provides technical guidance on important product features and key performance metrics that may be relevant in procuring off-grid lighting products. Humanitarian crises that result from armed conflict, epidemics, famine, natural disasters and other major emergencies are all characterized by different user needs for lighting. There is also often a strong cultural context that must be taken into consideration. It is important for aid organizations to understand both the technical capabilities of off-grid lighting products and the context and needs of the end users in order to determine the most appropriate procurement specifications to meet these needs.

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2014

Indoor Air Quality Guidelines: Household Fuel Combustion

Organization: World Health Organization (WHO)
Type: Tools & Guidelines
Keywords: Indoor Air Pollution

These indoor air quality guidelines for household fuel combustion aim to help public health policy-makers, as well as specialists working on energy, environmental and other issues understand best approaches to reducing household air pollution -- the greatest environmental health risk in the world today.

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2013

FAO Guidance Note on SAFE Access to Firewood and Alternative Energy in Humanitarian Settings

Organization: Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
Location: Multiple
Type: SAFE Resources, Tools & Guidelines

FAO’s response to the cooking needs of assisted populations in emergency and recovery contexts focuses on natural resources management and livelihood activities, contributing to increased resilience in crisis and disaster-affected areas. This guidance note provides information and recommendations for these areas.

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2012

Amaray: Clean Cook stoves, The challenge of creating a smoke-free Peru

Organization: German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ)
Author(s)/Editor(s): Rodney Rascona
Location: Uganda
Type: Tools & Guidelines
Keywords: Fuel-Efficient Stove

Amaray is a magazine developed by Energizing Development Project, which is a collaboration between EnDev and GIZ Peru. The magazine focuses on energy access issues in Peru, particularly in rural areas. This edition of the magazine is on clean cookstoves in Peru and the programs in place to reduce the amount of smoke that is emitted from cooking fuels.

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WFP Handbook on Safe Access to Firewood and alternative Energy (SAFE)

Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)
Location: Multiple
Type: SAFE Resources, Tools & Guidelines

This handbook will guide current and future WFP programming. It will help professionals understand the broader impacts of limited access to cooking fuel and how SAFE can mitigate them.

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Scaling Adoption of Clean Cooking Solutions through Women’s Empowerment

Organization: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Location: Multiple
Type: Tools & Guidelines

The Guide is meant for a wide-variety of sector stakeholders – including practitioners (private sector players, NGOs, CBOs, etc.), donors, policymakers, multinational corporations, investors, and academic institutions – to increase their understanding of why women are critical and how to ensure they are included in every clean cooking value chain segment.

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2011

Cooking Fuel and the Humanitarian response in the Horn of Africa

Organization: Women's Refugee Commission (WRC)
Location: Horn of Africa
Type: Tools & Guidelines
Keywords: Fuel Wood, Gender-based violence, SAFE Recommendations

The Inter-Agency Task Force on SAFE (IASC Task force) in Humanitarian settings have produced guidance for access to cooking fuels in refugee situations to be used by various humanitarian actors. This Guidance note looks at issues and recommendations specific to the refugee camps located in the Horn of Africa using the IASC guidance.

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2010

Fuel- Efficient Stove Programs in Humanitarian Settings: An Implementer’s Toolkit

Organization: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Author(s)/Editor(s): Pam Baldinger, Marion Pratt, Mary Worzala
Location: Multiple
Type: Tools & Guidelines

The purpose of this Toolkit is to help humanitarian organizations determine if an FES program is feasible and appropriate for a given setting, and if so, how to design and implement an effective program for wood-burning stoves. These guidelines and associated tools represent standard good practices approved by the United States Agency for International Development/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) for FES programs in immediate and protracted humanitarian contexts.

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2009

Matrix on Agency Roles and Responsibilities for Ensuring a Coordinated, Multi-Sectoral Fuel Strategy in Humanitarian Settings

Organization: Inter-Agency Standing Committee
Location: Multiple
Type: SAFE Resources, Tools & Guidelines

This Matrix is one of three main outputs of the IASC Task Force on Safe Access to Firewood and alternative Energy in Humanitarian Settings (IASC Task Force SAFE). The other two outputs are the “Decision Tree Diagrams on Factors Affecting Choice of Fuel Strategy in Humanitarian Settings” and the International Network on Household Energy in Humanitarian Settings and its informational website, www.fuelnetwork.org. All three outputs provide practical guidance on developing effective, holistic coordination and response mechanisms for the range of concerns associated with the collection, supply and use of household energy in humanitarian settings. This Matrix should be read in conjunction with the Decision Tree Diagram. For additional technical information, please refer to www.fuelnetwork.org and to the pre-loaded flash drive which accompanies the hard copies of the outputs.

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Decision Tree Diagrams on Factors Affecting Choice of Fuel Strategy in Humanitarian Settings

Organization: Inter-Agency Standing Committee
Location: Multiple
Type: SAFE Resources, Tools & Guidelines
Keywords: Fuel Wood, Gender-based violence, SAFE Recommendations

The Inter-Agency Task Force on SAFE (IASC Task force) developed guidance for humanitarian actors working in refugee situation. The Decision Tree Diagrams on Factors Affecting Choice of Fuel Strategy in Humanitarian Settings address the different types of cooking fuel options that will be most appropriate in a particular emergency setting.

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2002

Cooking Options in Refugee Situations: A Handbook in Energy Conservation and Alternative Fuels

Organization: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Author(s)/Editor(s): Matthew Owen
Location: Multiple
Type: Tools & Guidelines
Keywords: Fuel Wood, Fuel-Efficient Stove, Gender-based violence, SAFE Recommendations

The purpose of this handbook is to serve as a guidance document for UNHCR programmed and technical staff to manage energy issues particularly pertaining to cooking in refugee situations. The handbook covers three areas; the energy conversation section provides guidance around how to implement more fuel-efficient cooking techniques, use what is available locally and use of more fuel efficient stoves, the alternative fuel section looks how to conduct due-diligence on whether an alternative fuel is require and if so how to select an appropriate alternative fuel. The final focus of the handbook is on energy supply, where only if there are no sustainable local sources of fuel of types of cookstoves, then importing cookstoves and fuels should considered and programmed into organizing energy supply.

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