Financing Energy Access in Conflict Settings Session at SE4All

May 19, 2015   |   New York, USA

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Ensuring Sustainable Energy for Refugees, Internally Displaced People, and Others in Crises

Tuesday 19 May | 11:10am - 12:25pm

Sheraton Times Square Hotel | 811 7th Avenue 53rd Street | New York | NY 10019

FEATURING REMARKS FROM:
  • Sarah Costa, Executive Director, Women’s Refugee Commission
  • Koen Peters, Executive Director, Global Off-Grid Lighting Association
  • Amare Gebre Egziabher*, Senior Environmental Coordinator, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Radha Muthiah, Chief Executive Officer, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
  • Simon Collings, Director of Learning and Innovation, Global Village Energy Partnership

R.S.V.P. here: https://www.etouches.com/se4allhumanitarian

There are now more than 51.2 million refugees and internally displaced people worldwide. For these vulnerable populations, access to household energy and fuel for cooking, lighting, heating, and powering is a particularly critical issue. Humanitarian operations and organizations responding to an unprecedented number of global emergencies also require electricity to power health clinics, transit centers, the pumping and treatment of water, and the transportation of relief items.

Please join us for this session, which will highlight innovative public-private partnerships and programs that have been developed to address and finance cleaner energy access in humanitarian settings. The focus will be on innovative financing mechanisms that have been successfully implemented, and the role of displaced people, host country governments and implementing agencies in making these work. This session will allow for a practical discussion on the challenges of scaling up sustainable energy for displaced people and discuss how to enable and finance solutions.

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