InterAction Forum

June 12, 2018 — June 14, 2018   |   Washington, DC, USA

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InterAction is an alliance organization in Washington, D.C. of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Their 180-plus members work with the world's poor and vulnerable, and a belief that they can make the world a more peaceful, just and prosperous place – together.

InterAction Forum 2018 will feature the world's most influential and inspiring organizations, change makers, and executives from the public, private and NGO sectors. Engage with more than 1,000 fellow attendees including leadership from marquee foundations, governments, global industries, the U.N., and national civil society organizations.

Providing unparalleled networking, topical and diverse breakout sessions, and high-level general sessions, InterAction Forum 2018 represents a powerful platform on which we can forge common solutions to pressing global challenges.

Features of InterAction Forum 2018 Include:

  • Reduced Registration Fee for InterAction Members
  • 50+ Breakout Sessions on Hot Topics and Best Practices
  • General Sessions with High-profile Speakers and Themes
  • Exhibitor Showcase with the Newest Solutions and Technologies
  • CEO Track and Young Professionals Summit
  • Dynamic InterAction Awards Recognition Event
  • Pre-Forum Workshops, Community Service Project and Documentary Night

Panel on Energy in Humanitarian Settings

On Thursday, June 14 from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves will host a session entitled Leaving No One Behind: Advancing Energy Access in Humanitarian Crises. If your organization is based in Washington DC, or if you will be traveling there during the Forum, and you are interested in participating as a speaker, please send an email to 

Session Description

Energy access can transform the lives of those most at risk of being left behind, reduce exposure to harm for vulnerable populations, and transcend the humanitarian-development divide by enabling sustainable solutions.  Of the millions of displaced people living in camp settings, around 90% are without electricity access and 80% rely on solid fuels for cooking causing significant risks to their health, safety, dignity and well-being. This session will focus attention on the urgency and benefits of sustainably improving energy access for humanitarian populations in line with SDG 7 (Sustainable Energy for All); educate implementers on the energy access solutions and innovations that can work in humanitarian settings; and set out practical next steps for change. Panelists will discuss the challenges around energy access in humanitarian settings, and will provide recommendations on how to fill this major gap in humanitarian response.            

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