SAFE Resources

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

Handbook for Biomass Cookstove Research, Design, and Development: A Practical Guide To Implementing Recent Advances

Organizations: MIT D-Lab, The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, UK aid
Type: SAFE Resources, Tools & Guidelines

This handbook presents insights and methodologies from recent biomass cookstove R&D programs at multiple institutions to achieve higher performance, lower cost, and improved usability. It will help cookstove designers and enterprises to integrate the latest R&D innovations into their products, as well as create a thriving market for cleaner, more efficient cookstoves and fuels.

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Consolidated Report: Inter-Agency Gender Assessment of Refugee Camps in Rwanda 2016

Organizations: Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR), UN Women, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Location: Rwanda
Type: SAFE Resources, Project Report/Evaluation

The report provides findings and recommendations from an inter-agency gender assessment launched in April 2016 of the six refugee camps in Rwanda. The assessment focuses on four thematic areas: Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM); Protection including child protection and gender-based violence (GBV); Education, health, cash and food assistance, livelihoods, shelter and non-food items (NFI); Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Refer to pages 69-70 for gender issue that arises from lack of access to safe energy.

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Nature and Faune (V 31 No 1): Building Resilience to Protracted Crises through Safe Access to Energy

Organization: Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
Author(s)/Editor(s): Indira Joshi, Andreas Thulstrup
Type: SAFE Resources, Research
Keywords: Environmental Degradation, Livelihood

This excerpt from Nature & Faune Journal (Volume 31, Issue No. 1) by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN discusses the need to address fuel and energy issues when building the resilience of crisis affected populations. The full volume may be accessed at http://www.fao.org/3/a-i7174e.pdf

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Minutes: SAFE Humanitarian Working Group - May 2017

Organization: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Type: SAFE Resources, Meeting Minutes
Keywords: Fuel Wood, SAFE Projects

Minutes from the May 2017 monthly meeting of the SAFE Humanitarian Working Group.

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Minutes: SAFE Humanitarian Working Group - April 2017

Organization: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Type: SAFE Resources, Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the April 2017 monthly meeting of the SAFE Humanitarian Working Group.

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Minutes: SAFE Humanitarian Working Group - March 2017

Organization: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Type: SAFE Resources, Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the March 2017 monthly meeting of the SAFE Humanitarian Working Group.

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Webinar: Refugees and energy - Meeting the needs of refugees and displaced people

Organizations: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Energy 4 Impact, GIZ, Border Green Energy Team (BGET), Sun Lite Solar
Location: Global, Myanmar
Type: SAFE Resources, Trainings & Workshops

As part of a series of webinars by Smart Villages and the Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN), SAFE Working Group members Energy 4 Impact, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, and GIZ/EnDev joined the Border Green Energy Team (BGET) from Myanmar and Sun Lite Solar from India to discuss the energy needs of displaced people and refugees. The webinar is a good introduction to energy access in humanitarian settings generally, the role of the private sector, and to activities in the sector as of March 2017.

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Global Tracking Framework 2017

Organizations: Practical Action, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, World Food Programme (WFP), Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), International Energy Agency (IEA), International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy (ENERGIA), Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Bank, World Health Organization (WHO)
Type: SAFE Resources, Research

The third edition of the Global Tracking Framework (GTF) provides an evidence-based look at progress at the regional, country, and international level toward ensuring universal access to modern energy services, doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, and doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency. The report provides an overview of long-term trends since 1990 and focuses on progress achieved in the most recent period, 2012–14. The 2017 report incorporates references to energy and displaced people, specifically in Boxes 2.7 and 3.5.

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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.



Minutes: SAFE Humanitarian Working Group - January 2017

Type: SAFE Resources, Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the January 2017 monthly meeting of the SAFE Humanitarian Working Group.

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SEAR Special Feature: Energy Access Building Resilience in Acute and Protracted Crises

Organizations: Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)
Author(s)/Editor(s): Indira Joshi, Andreas Thulstrup
Location: Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia
Type: SAFE Resources, Project Report/Evaluation
Keywords: Environmental Degradation, Fuel Wood, Livelihood, SAFE Projects

While humanitarian responses have helped to save lives, it is widely acknowledged that they have not done enough to enable affected populations to withstand or absorb shocks and avert future crises. As a result, there is a growing consensus on the importance of building the resilience of people and their livelihoods. This special issue of the State of Electricity Access Report (SEAR) discusses the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)'s activities towards reducing risks and vulnerability at the household and community levels by improving access to sustainable energy. Specific reference to work in

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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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Minutes: SAFE Humanitarian Working Group - February 2017

Organization: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Type: SAFE Resources, Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the February 2017 monthly meeting of the SAFE Humanitarian Working Group.

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2016

Boiling Point Issue 68: Energy in Emergency Settings

Organizations: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Mercy Corps, Chatham House, GIZ, Household Energy Network (HEDON)
Author(s)/Editor(s): Katherine Arnold, Corinne Hart, Karima Hirji , et al.
Type: SAFE Resources, Research
Keywords: Fuel-Efficient Stove, Gender-based violence, Lighting, Lighting Distribution, SAFE Projects, SAFE Recommendations, Stove Distribution

In collaboration with Guest Editors, The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, and supported by The University of Nottingham, UNHCR, GIZ, MercyCorps and Chatham House, Issue 68 of Boiling Point Magazine, published in 2016 on several aspects of energy access in emergency settings, including safety, market distribution, gender issues, cooking, and lighting.

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Factsheet: Guide to Cookstove Technologies and Fuels

Organization: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Type: SAFE Resources, Fact Sheets
Keywords: Fuel-Efficient Stove

This fact sheet from the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves provides a high-level overview of available fuel types and cooking technologies, with attention to a range of designs and performances. This variety reflects the differing economic factors, sociocultural factors, and energy requirements relevant to users around the world. The sheet also introduces two Alliance tools - FACIT and the Clean Cooking Catalogue, which can aid practitioners further in choosing appropriate fuels and technologies for their specific contexts.

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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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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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The Energy Situation in the Dadaab Refugee Camps, Kenya

Organizations: Practical Action, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Chatham House, Energy 4 Impact
Author(s)/Editor(s): Stephen Okello
Location: Kenya
Type: SAFE Resources, Research

As part of initial research intended to inform subsequent phases of the project, the Moving Energy InitiativeIcarried out an energy survey in 2015 in the Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya. This paper's purpose is to present the results from the 2015 field study. The paper is a summary of the survey report – the whole report can be obtained on request from GVEP International (Energy4Impact)

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The Energy Situation in Goudoubo Refugee Camp, Burkina Faso

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
Location: Burkina Faso
Type: SAFE Resources, Research
Keywords: SAFE Projects

This paper, one of a series developed by the Moving Energy Initiative consortium partners. Its purpose is to present the results from a field study carried out in 2015 on the energy situation in the Goudoubo refugee camp in Burkina Faso. The paper is a summary of the survey report, which can be obtained on request from Practical Action Consulting (Mattia.Vianello@practicalaction.org.uk).

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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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Forests and Access to Energy in the Context of Climate Change: the Role of the Woodfuel Sector in Selected INDCs in sub-Saharan Africa

Organization: Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
Author(s)/Editor(s): Jonas Bervoets, Fritjof Boerstler, Marc Dumas-Johansen, Andreas Thulstrup, Xia Zuzhang
Location: Sub-Saharan Africa
Type: SAFE Resources, Research
Keywords: Climate Change, Environmental Degradation, Livelihood

This article examines the importance of the wood energy sector in selected countries in sub-Saharan Africa and the degree to which the sustainability of the sector is prioritized in the formulation of climate change policies. In these countries, per capita consumption of woodfuels is higher than the global average. More specifically, the article analyses the extent to which the wood energy sector is reflected in selected countries’ Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change under the specific adaptation and mitigation priorities and targets.

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WFP SAFE Factsheet 2016

Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)
Type: SAFE Resources, Fact Sheets
Keywords: Climate Change, Environmental Degradation, Fuel Wood, Fuel-Efficient Stove, Gender-based violence, Indoor Air Pollution, Livelihood, Malnutrition, SAFE Projects

An overview of WFP’s SAFE initiative which adopts a multi-faceted approach to meet the energy needs of displaced people worldwide through sustainable energy-related activities, protecting both people and the environment.

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Safe Access to Fuel and Energy in Burundi - An Appraisal Report

Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)
Location: Burundi
Type: SAFE Resources, Project Report/Evaluation
Keywords: Climate Change, Environmental Degradation, Fuel Wood, Fuel-Efficient Stove, Gender-based violence, Indoor Air Pollution, Livelihood, Project report/evaluation, SAFE Projects, SAFE Recommendations

An overview of cooking energy needs and risks associated with the lack of energy access in Burundi. This feasibility report looks at the potential for inclusion of SAFE (Safe Access to Fuel and Energy) activities in WFP interventions in Burundi.

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SAFE Burundi Factsheet 2016

Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)
Location: Burundi
Type: SAFE Resources, Fact Sheets
Keywords: Environmental Degradation, Fuel Wood, Fuel-Efficient Stove, Gender-based violence, Indoor Air Pollution, Livelihood

Country specific factsheet for SAFE (Safe Access to Fuel and Energy) interventions in Burundi. The factsheet provides an overview of the energy challenges in Burundi and the anticipated SAFE activities to address the energy access concerns and risks.

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WFP SAFE Infographic

Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)
Type: SAFE Resources, Fact Sheets
Keywords: Environmental Degradation, Fuel-Efficient Stove, Livelihood, Project report/evaluation, SAFE Projects

How many WFP country offices expressed energy-related concerns in 2015? This infographic summarizes WFP's SAFE/Cookstoves Survey, including an overview of cooking energy needs, types of activities, and challenges in WFP country offices worldwide.

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International Lifeline Fund Burundi and WFP Institutional & Household Stove Project

Organizations: World Food Programme (WFP), International Lifeline Fund (ILF)
Author(s)/Editor(s): Alison Filler, Vahid Jahangiri
Location: Burundi, Uganda, Haiti, USA
Type: SAFE Resources, Project Report/Evaluation
Keywords: Fuel-Efficient Stove

This document presents a project report between World Food Program and International Lifeline Fund in Burundi. The project involves building Institutional and Household stoves for schools and targeted communities in Burundi. ILF provided technical support to WFP partners in construction and project implementation.

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Refugees and Energy Resilience in Jordan

Organization: Chatham House
Author(s)/Editor(s): Owen Grafham, Glada Lahn, Adel Elsayed Sparr
Location: Jordan
Type: SAFE Resources, Research
Keywords: Power, SAFE Recommendations

This paper aims to highlight some of the projects that are attempting to overcome water and energy challenges, which have emerged –and deepened –in the wake of the Syrian refugee crisis. It is based on a summary that reflects the challenges and solutions that participants discussed during the workshop, and also builds on an internal background paper presented in advance of the same workshop.

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Minutes: SAFE Humanitarian Working Group - July 2016

Type: SAFE Resources, Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the July 2016 monthly meeting of the SAFE Humanitarian Working Group.

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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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Minutes: SAFE Humanitarian Working Group - February 2016

Type: SAFE Resources, Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the February 2016 monthly meeting of the SAFE Humanitarian Working Group.

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Minutes: SAFE Humanitarian Working Group - March 2016

Type: SAFE Resources, Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the March 2016 monthly meeting of the SAFE Humanitarian Working Group.

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Minutes: SAFE Humanitarian Working Group - January 2016

Type: SAFE Resources, Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the January 2016 monthly meeting of the SAFE Humanitarian Working Group.

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Minutes: SAFE Humanitarian Working Group - June 2016

Type: SAFE Resources, Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the June 2016 monthly meeting of the SAFE Humanitarian Working Group

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Minutes: SAFE Humanitarian Working Group - May 2016

Type: SAFE Resources, Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the May 2016 monthly meeting of the SAFE Humanitarian Working Group

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Minutes: SAFE Humanitarian Working Group - April 2016

Type: SAFE Resources, Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the April 2016 monthly meeting of the SAFE Humanitarian Working Group.

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GIZ - Energy Access for Refugees and Host Communities

Organization: GIZ
Location: Worldwide
Type: SAFE Resources, Fact Sheets
Keywords: Climate Change, Environmental Degradation, Fuel Wood, Fuel-Efficient Stove, Gender-based violence, Heating, Indoor Air Pollution, Lighting, Lighting Distribution, Lighting Manufacturing, Livelihood, Malnutrition, Power, Stove Distribution, Stove Manufacturing

GIZ contributes to the improvement of access to energy (cooking, heating and electricity) in almost 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This factsheet gives an overview of a selection of approaches.

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Cooking Innovations in Humanitarian Settings

Organizations: Project Gaia, Gaia Association, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), (B)energy, Carbon Clear Limited, Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network (HOAREC), Oxfam South Sudan, Practical Action, Women's Development Association Network (WDAN)
Type: SAFE Resources, Project Report/Evaluation
Keywords: Environmental Degradation, Fuel-Efficient Stove, Gender-based violence, Livelihood, SAFE Projects, Stove Distribution

This publication provides a snapshot of available technologies, existing projects, and current knowledge on implementing cooking interventions in humanitarian settings. It profiles two fully scaled cooking projects that have changed the lives of refugees and IDPs in Ethiopia and Sudan, and features several innovations – fuels, cooking technology, and distribution models – that have the potential to benefit more crisis-affected people with further research, funding, and field testing.

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Environment and Humanitarian Action: Country Study - Nepal

Organization: UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU)
Location: Nepal
Type: SAFE Resources, Research
Keywords: Environmental Degradation, SAFE Recommendations

The Nepal Environment and Humanitarian Action (EHA) country-level study is one in a series of studies undertaken by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) / UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Joint Environment Unit (JEU) in 2015 that assesses the extent to which environmental concerns have been mainstreamed in humanitarian action. In July 2015, OCHA and UNEP undertook a ten day mission to Nepal to better understand environmental mainstreaming in a rapid onset emergency and provide guidance and advice to humanitarian actors on how to improve mainstreaming efforts. The report recommends integrating energy sector into humanitarian response architecture and references the work of WFP and the SAFE Working Group to coordinate energy aid response in the 2015 earthquake.

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Environment and Humanitarian Action: Country Study - Afghanistan

Organization: UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU)
Location: Afghanistan
Type: SAFE Resources, Research
Keywords: Environmental Degradation, Fuel-Efficient Stove, Lighting, SAFE Recommendations

The Afghanistan Environment and Humanitarian Action (EHA) country-level study is one in a series of studies undertaken by the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU) in 2015 that assesses the extent to which environmental concerns have been mainstreamed in humanitarian action. The study provides guidance and advice to humanitarian actors on how to improve environmental mainstreaming in a protracted crisis. It recommends incorporating energy considerations into emergency preparedness and response, referencing efficient cookstoves and solar technology.

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#EnergyMatters Infographic

Organization: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Type: SAFE Resources, Fact Sheets
Keywords: Environmental Degradation, Gender-based violence, Indoor Air Pollution, Livelihood

As part of the SAFE Working Group's #energymatters campaign around the World Humanitarian Summit, the Alliance created this info graphic to help raise awareness among Summit participants and on social media about how crucial energy access is for crisis-affected people.

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Prosopis: An Alternative Fuel Resource for Refugees and Host Communities in Dadaab, Kenya

Organizations: World Food Programme (WFP), Women's Refugee Commission (WRC)
Author(s)/Editor(s): Megan Gerrard, Anna Myers
Location: Kenya
Type: SAFE Resources, Research
Keywords: Environmental Degradation, Fuel Wood, Fuel-Efficient Stove, Project report/evaluation, SAFE Projects, SAFE Recommendations, Stove Distribution

To inform the World Food Programme's Prosopis briquette production and distribution project in Dadaab the Women's Refugee Commission undertook descriptive research, which found Prosopis has great potential to be an alternative fuel resource for both refugees and host communities, but there are numerous challenges that require careful consideration, further research, and technical expertise, as well as extensive consultation and collaboration among stakeholders.

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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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SET4food: Report on Outputs

Organizations: COOPI-Cooperazione internazionale, Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, Politecnico di Milano
Location: Lebanon, Haiti, Central African Republic, Somalia
Type: SAFE Resources, Project Report/Evaluation
Keywords: Project report/evaluation, SAFE Projects
Projects: SET4food Pilot Project (CAR), SET4food Pilot Project (Haiti), SET4food Pilot Project (Lebanon), SET4food Pilot Project (Somalia)

The Sustainable Energy Technologies for Food Utilization (SET4food) initiative aimed to to enhance the response capacity of humanitarian actors in identifying and implementing efficient and sustainable energy technologies for food utilization. This report describes the outcomes of four pilot projects in which all the activities aimed to make energy utilization in camps and informal settlements more efficient and sustainable. The project’s beneficiaries were humanitarian actors – including both operators and organizations – in order to make them more effective to support food security among displaced people.

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Coordinating Energy Access in Emergencies: A Case Study on the Nepal Earthquake

Organization: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Location: Nepal
Type: SAFE Resources, Project Report/Evaluation
Keywords: Lighting Distribution, Project report/evaluation, SAFE Projects, Stove Distribution

In response to the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, in its role as Co-Chair of the SAFE Humanitarian Working Group, coordinated efforts among humanitarian response agencies, community-based organizations, international NGOs, private companies, and the Government of Nepal to assess energy needs and respond accordingly with distributions of solar lamps, fuel efficient cookstoves, off-grid power systems, mobile charging units, and other critical energy supplies to earthquake survivors. A total of 86,147 products were delivered by the organizations who participated in the coordination. This case study describes the coordination process, its long term outcomes, and several tools that facilitates response.

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Factsheet: Energy Access in Humanitarian Settings

Organization: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Type: SAFE Resources, Fact Sheets
Keywords: Gender-based violence, SAFE Recommendations

This fact sheet by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves introduces the concept of humanitarian energy access, with emphasis on its impacts for the health, safety, and wellbeing of crisis-affected people, particularly women and girls.

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Cooking in Humanitarian Settings

Organization: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Type: SAFE Resources, Fact Sheets
Keywords: Gender-based violence

This fact sheet from the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves describes the diverse challenges experienced by crisis affected people in accessing energy for cooking, including health risks, sexual and gender based violence, and negative impacts on livelihoods. The Alliance describes the 6-pillar strategy of its targeted humanitarian program for addressing these challenges, with a goal of reaching reaching 5 million people with access to cleaner, more efficient cooking solutions in humanitarian contexts by 2017.

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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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WFP Cookstoves Survey: A Review of WFP's Cookstove and SAFE Initiatives

Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)
Type: SAFE Resources, Project Report/Evaluation
Keywords: Fuel Wood, Fuel-Efficient Stove, Project report/evaluation, SAFE Projects, Stove Distribution

An overview of cooking energy needs and challenges plus SAFE (Safe Access to Fuel and Energy) and cookstoves interventions in WFP country offices worldwide.

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Statistical Snapshot: Access to Improved Cookstoves and Fuels and its Impact on Women’s Safety in Crises

Organization: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Type: SAFE Resources, Fact Sheets
Keywords: Gender-based violence

In order to build evidence that cooking interventions can have life-saving impacts for crisis-affected women and girls, the Alliance has commissioned research on the relationship between gender-based violence and cookstove and fuel access. This fact sheet presents a statistical snapshot of evidence linking fuel collection to incidents of gender-based violence and other hardships for women.

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Fuel-efficient Mud Stoves in Darfur, Sudan

Organization: Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
Location: Sudan
Type: SAFE Resources, Fact Sheets
Keywords: Fuel Wood, Fuel-Efficient Stove, Gender-based violence

In this fact sheet, FAO describes the challenges posed by the use of fuel wood in Darfur, their approach to implementing fuel efficient stoves (FES), and the project's impacts on gender, health, nutrition, and llivelihoods.

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SAFE Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) Humanitarian Training and Workshop Report

Organizations: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Type: SAFE Resources, Trainings & Workshops

In July 2015, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and UNHCR held their second annual SAFE Humanitarian workshop and training in Kampala, Uganda, welcoming more than 90 participants from 25 countries. The event brought together humanitarian NGO field staff, UN agencies, energy sector stakeholders, government and private sector representatives, and refugee leaders to discuss the challenges and best approaches for providing safe access to fuel and energy in crisis settings.

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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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Assessing Woodfuel Supply and Demand to Support Affected Populations in Protracted Crises

Organization: Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
Author(s)/Editor(s): Rémi D'Annunzio, Yelena Finegold, Arturo Gianvenuti, Matieu Henry, Andreas Thulstrup, Pieter Van Lierop, Xia Zuzhang
Location: Ethiopia
Type: SAFE Resources, Research
Keywords: Environmental Degradation, Fuel Wood

The objective of this article is to present a methodology for assessing woodfuel supply and demand, which was tested in Shimelba refugee camp in Ethiopia. The study aimed to determine the available biomass for fuel (supply) and the consumption at a given point in time (demand) and then calculate whether the rate at which wood harvesting exceeded wood re-growth in the camp. Results indicated that forests and shrubs represented 36 and 34% of land area in 2000 and 2013 respectively. Aboveground biomass was 150, 51 and 27 t ha-1 in closed forest, open forest and shrubland respectively. In total, 9,800 t was lost between 2000 and 2013. Through on-site interviews, it was possible to estimate that 12 kg day-1 of fuelwood was consumed by each household for cooking and 6,840 t was extracted yearly. The results from the demand and supply analysis are consistent with the spatial analysis. It has been estimated that between 527 and 1,818 ha would need to be planted to avoid further degradation.

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SAFE : Protéger les femmes et l'environnement dans la région des Grands Lacs d'Afrique [Français]

Organizations: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Women's Refugee Commission (WRC), International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Location: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania
Type: SAFE Resources, Project Report/Evaluation
Keywords: Gender-based violence, Project report/evaluation

Ce document donne un bref aperçu des principales conclusions , les défis et les recommandations de trois ans le projet de la CMR : « Protéger les femmes et l'environnement de la région des Grands Lacs d'Afrique : Mise en pratique les politiques à élaborer une stratégie de combustible de cuisine évolutive et durable . " L'objectif global du projet était de réduire l'incidence de la violence et l'exploitation subie par les femmes déplacées dans la région des Grands Lacs de l'Afrique en assurant un accès sûr à appropriée , carburant durable de cuisson .

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SAFE: Protecting Women and the Environment in the Great Lakes Region of Africa [English]

Organizations: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Women's Refugee Commission (WRC), International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Location: Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania
Type: SAFE Resources, Project Report/Evaluation
Keywords: Gender-based violence, Project report/evaluation

This document provides a brief overview of key findings, challenges, and recommendations from WRC's three-year project: "Protecting women and the environment of the Great Lakes Region of Africa: Turning policy into practice to develop a scalable and sustainable cooking fuel strategy." The overarching goal of the project was to reduce the incidence of violence and exploitation experienced by displaced women in the Great Lakes region of Africa by ensuring safe access to appropriate, sustainable cooking fuel.

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Ensuring Safe Access to Energy for All

Organization: Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
Location: South Sudan
Type: SAFE Resources, Project Report/Evaluation
Keywords: Environmental Degradation, Fuel Wood, Gender-based violence, Livelihood, SAFE Projects

In this article from Dimitra Newsletter (Issue 27, September 2015), FAO discusses its experiences implementing SAFE projects in South Sudan, addressing challenges and lessons learned from introducing fuel-efficient stoves, reforestation activities, and livelihood activities that can replace woodfuel production and selling.

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Safe Access To Fuel and Energy (SAFE) 2015

Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)
Type: SAFE Resources, Fact Sheets
Keywords: Environmental Degradation, Gender-based violence, Livelihood, SAFE Projects

A one-page fact sheet on WFP's SAFE program, including various challenges linked to the access of cooking fuel, namely: protection and gender, environment, nutrition, health, education, and livelihoods.

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SAFE Humanitarian Working Group TOR & Membership Application

Type: SAFE Resources, Strategies & Policies

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Nepal: A Report on the Food Security Impact of the 2015 Earthquake

Organizations: World Food Programme (WFP), Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC), Food Security Cluster (FSC), Nepal Food Security Monitoring System
Location: Nepal
Type: SAFE Resources, Project Report/Evaluation
Keywords: Malnutrition

Despite recent progress to rebuild affected areas, housing remains a key concern. Powerful aftershocks in the weeks following the 25 April earthquake have triggered fear of further destruction, even in areas where housing damage has been minimal. The effect of the earthquakes on food security has also been significant, with widespread loss of food stocks and severe disruptions to market functionality and access in some areas. The current landslides and the expected worsening of road and trail conditions during the upcoming monsoon season is also of significant concern.

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SEAD Street Lighting Evaluation Tool

Location: Nepal
Keywords: Lighting, Lighting Distribution

The SEAD Street Lighting Tool provides a quick, easy way for government procurement officials to evaluate the quality, efficiency, technical compatibility, and lifetime cost of different street lighting products. The tool is available in English, French, Russian, and Spanish.

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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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Women’s access to wood energy during conflict and displacement: lessons from Yei County, South Sudan

Organization: Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
Author(s)/Editor(s): Wani James Henry, Andreas Thulstrup
Location: South Sudan
Type: SAFE Resources, Project Report/Evaluation
Keywords: Environmental Degradation, Fuel Wood, Fuel-Efficient Stove

The example of South Sudan, with its millions of displaced people, exposes the pressing need for sustainable supplies of woodfuel and efficient cooking technologies in the wake of emergencies, to ensure not only food security, health and safety but also environmental sustainability.

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Cooking in the Congo: A Technical Assessment

Organization: Women's Refugee Commission (WRC)
Location: Democratic Republic of Congo
Type: SAFE Resources, Research
Keywords: Fuel Wood, Fuel-Efficient Stove, Gender-based violence

This report aims to provide a better understanding of the current situation of the domestic energy sector in North Kivu – with a particular focus on cooking, and how it affects the lives of communities living there. It provides an overview and analysis of the most significant energy-related interventions that have taken place (making a distinction between urban and rural/IDP-oriented) in the areas of concern. The analysis of experiences and impacts will help to identify lessons and positive practices for improved programming. Finally, this report assesses different energy resources and provides recommendations for appropriate cooking technologies in this specific context.

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2014

Environment and Humanitarian Action: Increasing Effectiveness, Sustainability and Accountability

Organizations: UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU), ProAct Network, Groupe URD
Type: SAFE Resources, Research
Keywords: Environmental Degradation, Livelihood

This study, commissioned by the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit, with the financial support of the Government of Finland, is the first stage of a larger project that seeks to examine the current state of integration of environmental considerations in humanitarian operations and to recommend collective action to improve the effectiveness, accountability, and sustainability of humanitarian action. It examines some of the achievements to date and proposes—based on extensive consultations – how the future agenda might be defined. The study references the SAFE Humanitarian Working Group and its decision tree diagrams on factors affecting choice of fuel strategy in humanitarian settings and matrix on agency roles and responsibilities for ensuring a coordinated multisectoral fuel strategy in humanitarian settings.

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Cooking Fuel In and Around Nzulo and Shasha Displacement Sites

Organizations: Women's Refugee Commission (WRC), International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Location: Democratic Republic of Congo
Type: SAFE Resources, Research
Keywords: Fuel Wood, Fuel-Efficient Stove, Gender-based violence

An assessment of the risks incurred when women and girls seek fuel for household energy needs, and of the decreased risk after the introduction of fuel-efficient stoves. The findings from this end-line assessment suggest that the exposure to risk of violence faced by the IDPs decreased after the introduction of fuel-efficient stoves. This reduction is primarily evidenced by fewer firewood collection trips and less time spent collecting firewood after the distribution of the fuel-efficient stoves and at the time of the end-line. In addition, participants reported that they were spending less money on buying firewood and were earning more money overall after receiving fuel-efficient stoves. While the introduction of fuel-efficient stoves created a number of positive outcomes, much more needs to be done to ensure the security and well-being of these communities. In particular, the lack of adequate food remains the main concern for people living in both the Nzulo and Shasha displacement sites.

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Sustainable Energy Provision Among Displaced Populations: Policy and Practice

Organization: Chatham House
Author(s)/Editor(s): Raffaella Bellanca
Type: SAFE Resources, Research

This report attempts to examine the factors that are inhibiting system-wide changes and the diffused uptake of sustainable energy solutions. The methodology of this study is outlined in Chapter 2. Chapter 3 explores the network of actors and initiatives present on the scene, and looks at their principal motives to action and efforts to date. This exercise reveals that a comprehensive approach to cover energy needs in humanitarian response is still some distance away and indicates where more attention could be devoted. Examples of projects on the ground are then employed in Chapter 4 to expose weaknesses affecting the sector, while promising and particularly innovative models are also highlighted. Chapter 5 seeks to identify underlying mechanisms causing the challenges encountered in the case studies. Findings are then discussed in the conclusions presented in Chapter 6.

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The Current State of Sustainable Energy Provision for Displaced Populations: An Analysis

Organization: Chatham House
Author(s)/Editor(s): Rebecca Gunning
Type: SAFE Resources, Research

This work forms part of the initial foundational research for the Moving Energy Initiative. The overall aim of the project is to increase access to appropriate sustainable energy among displaced people with a view to improving human security, building resilience, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation. This will be achieved through practical demonstration of sustainable energy solutions, reform of relevant humanitarian policies and practices, and through enhanced private sector engagement.

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Safe Access to Fuel and Energy: Rapid Assessment Report for Ruzizi DRC

Organization: Women's Refugee Commission (WRC)
Location: Democratic Republic of Congo
Type: SAFE Resources, Research

A rapid assessment of current needs and challenges related to cooking fuel, protection risks, and environmental degradation in Ruzizi Plain, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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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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2013

Environment in Humanitarian Action: E-Learning Course (English & Francais)

Organization: UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU)
Type: SAFE Resources, Trainings & Workshops
Keywords: Environmental Degradation

This 1.5 hour Environment in Humanitarian Action e-Learning module provides humanitarian actors with information on how to effectively integrate environmental issues into humanitarian response and early recovery strategies. The training highlights the key opportunities, misconceptions and challenges for mainstreaming environmental issues into humanitarian action. Available in English and French.

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Safe Access to Fire fuel and Alternative Energy (SAFE) in North Darfur: Impact Assessment 2013

Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)
Location: Sudan
Type: SAFE Resources, Project Report/Evaluation
Keywords: Fuel Wood, Fuel-Efficient Stove, Gender-based violence, Project report/evaluation

This review presents the findings of an impact assessment and a technical review of the Safe Access to Firewood and alternative Energy (SAFE) programme in North Darfur. The programme in North Darfur was the first pilot SAFE implementation and as such the process of reviewing the SAFE programme is a first attempt at measuring the results and impacts of the programme. This will enable WFP to consolidate lessons learned, highlighting successes that may be replicable and challenges, providing guidance for further programming.

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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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WFP Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) Overview

Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)
Location: Multiple
Type: SAFE Resources, Fact Sheets
Keywords: SAFE Projects, SAFE Recommendations

The following brochure is an overview on WFP's SAFE programming and desired outcomes. WFP focuses on 6 key areas to provide safe access to fuel and energy: protection, gender, livelihoods, health and nutrition, environment and education.

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WFP Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) Brochure

Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)
Location: Multiple
Type: SAFE Resources, Fact Sheets
Keywords: SAFE Projects, SAFE Recommendations

In the following brochure, the World Food Programme gives an overview of their SAFE initiatives by country. They have different SAFE initiatives in 6 different countries- Haiti, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Uganda

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2012

Safe Access to Firewood and alternative Energy (SAFE). Rome, Italy 2012. Workshop Report.

Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)
Location: Multiple
Type: SAFE Resources, Trainings & Workshops

The Safe Access to Firewood and alternative Energy (SAFE) 2012 workshop was organized by WFP’s Humanitarian Policy and Transitions Service after nearly three years of SAFE project implementation. Since 2009, WFP SAFE has reached 1.6 million beneficiaries in six countries: Ethiopia, Haiti, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Sudan, and Uganda. The SAFE workshop was organised with the purpose of consolidating lessons learned, documenting WFP SAFE experiences in various field locations, and bringing together key global stakeholders in an effort to develop a common vision and way forward.

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Safe Access to Firewood and alternative Energy (SAFE). BACKGROUND READER

Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)
Location: Multiple
Type: SAFE Resources, Trainings & Workshops

This report provides background for a Safe Access to Firewood and alternative Energy (SAFE) workshop to consolidate WFP’s experience, share lessons and decide on the ways forward. To create the report, WFP brought together UN agencies, NGOs, donors, private sector partners and other key stakeholders to share their experience in addressing the multiple challenges linked with access to cooking fuel for the most vulnerable in humanitarian, transitions and development settings.

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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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Light Years Ahead: Innovative Technologies for better refugee protection

Organization: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Location: Multiple
Type: SAFE Resources, Fact Sheets

An update on how supporting UNHCR can transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of vulnerable refugees by providing access to innovative technologies.

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2010

Evaluation of Manufactured Wood-Burning Stoves in Dadaab Refugee Camps, Kenya

Organization: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Location: Kenya
Type: SAFE Resources, Research
Keywords: Fuel-Efficient Stove, Stove Distribution

The purpose of this study was to obtain information on the potential suitability of a new generation of manufactured biomass cooking stoves for refugee and Internally Displaced Person (IDP) environments as well as disaster relief situations. Berkeley Air Monitoring Group (Berkeley Air) was asked to combine rigorous quantitative stove performance testing using the Controlled Cooking Test protocol with as much qualitative assessment of the acceptability and usability of each stove as feasible during a time-limited visit to a refugee camp designated by USAID. At USAID’s request, UNHCR agreed to host and facilitate the stove performance testing at the Dadaab refugee camp, located in northeastern Kenya.

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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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