Membership Tier: Steering Committee
COOPI-Cooperazione Internazionale is an international and an independent NGO founded in 1965 and based in Milan. Currently it operates in 27 countries in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and the Caribbean with more than 100 humanitarian projects. Its main sectors of intervention are food security, nutrition, protection, disaster risk reduction (DRR) energy, and WASH . COOPI is a member of the global Food Security Cluster and participates in the activities of the Program Quality and Technologies & Innovation Task force. COOPI supports research on innovation development in humanitarian assistance, particularly for displaced people, such as in the SET4food project.
In the last five years, COOPI has dedicated several efforts to energy access for displaced and crisis-affected people. Various activities were carried out in different countries, and assessment and implementation capacity was improved in order to promote and provide beneficiaries with appropriate solutions. The SAFE Humanitarian Working Group is a clear reference at the global level regarding this topic. COOPI joined in order to get further information, up-to-date news, and the opportunity to share knowledge and coordinate activities with the most prominent and relevant humanitarian actors. COOPI commits in contributing to share information and documents, participate in the Working Group’s activities, and advocate for energy access.