Strategies & Policies

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.

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2015

UNHCR, the Environment, and Climate Change

Organization: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Type: SAFE Resources, Strategies & Policies
Keywords: Climate Change, SAFE Projects

This policy document addresses why climate change and disaster displacement are concerns to UNHCR, discusses how UNHCR is addressing these challenges, and describes how UNHCR is enhancing the resilience of its persons of concern. Pages 16-17 specifically address SAFE and profiles SAFE projects in Ethiopia (ethanol), Chad (fuel efficient stoves), Rwanda (carbon financing), and the IKEA Foundation's "Better Lives for Refugees" campaign.

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Energy for the Forcibly Displaced: A Submission of the Moving Energy Initiative to the World Humanitarian Summit

Organization: Moving Energy Initiative
Author(s)/Editor(s): Owen Grafham, Glada Lahn
Type: Strategies & Policies

Energy services for forcibly displaced people currently consume hundreds of millions of dollars of donor funding each year and take their toll on the health and security of refugees and displaced people, particularly women and girls. Energy is integral to some of the most basic human needs such as adequate temperature of shelter, supply of clean water, cooked food and lighting. Community services such as health care and education are a primary concern for donors but energy is also a vital pre-requisite for these services, as well a vital factor in enabling self-reliance through communication, information and livelihood activities. This submission report looks at how this energy is currently provided and attempts to estimate for the first time the costs, both human and financial, of the current methods. It offers a clear case for improving the effectiveness of donor funding and prioritising energy interventions to improve lives and livelihoods, both amongst the displaced and in the host country communities, as well

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Innovative Approaches to Meet Cooking Needs in Humanitarian Response

Organization: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Type: Strategies & Policies
Keywords: Fuel-Efficient Stove, SAFE Recommendations, Stove Distribution

The 2016 World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) and the consultations leading up to this event present a unique and important opportunity for the humanitarian community to identify gaps in service provision and create innovative solutions. One particularly glaring gap is the absence of programming to provide fuel or technology for safe, fuel-efficient cooking among refugees, IDPs, those affected by natural disaster, and other crisis-affected populations.

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SAFE Humanitarian Working Group TOR & Membership Application

Type: SAFE Resources, Strategies & Policies

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2014

Global Strategy for Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE): A UNHCR Strategy 2014-2018

Organization: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Location: Multiple
Type: SAFE Resources, Strategies & Policies

UNHCR's global strategy for Safe Access to Fuel and Energy for 2014-2018.

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