Man and powerlines (c) IRC Ned Colt Zaatari Camp Jordan
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Webinar: Mainstreaming Sustainable Energy Solutions in Displacement Settings

September 25, 2018 — September 25, 2018

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Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Washington DC / 4:30 - 5:30 PM Nairobi / 7:30 - 8:30 PM Dhaka

This event has concluded. However, you can view the recording below and download the presentations from the Clean Energy Solutions Center

 

Today, over 134 million people need humanitarian assistance because of conflicts, natural disasters and other complex global challenges. Access to fuel and energy is critical to essential activities such as cooking meals, heating shelters, cooling vaccines, charging mobile phones and powering humanitarian operations. Current energy practices in situations of displacement are often inefficient, polluting, unsafe, expensive and inadequate for displaced people, harmful to the surrounding environment and costly for implementers.

To address this challenge, the Global Plan of Action for Sustainable Energy Solutions in Situations of Displacement (GPA) initiated through a multi-stakeholder and intersectoral approach. The GPA Framework was launched on July 11, 2018, alongside the 2018 Global Review of Sustainable Development Goal 7 at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum in New York. The event highlighted the importance of leaving no one behind in the achievement of sustainable energy for all, and discussed how the GPA Framework can be a tool for accelerating progress on sustainable energy solutions in situations of displacement. 

In partnership with United Nations Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network, the Clean Energy Solutions Center is hosting a no-cost webinar on how the GPA Framework works to support and amplify the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, the Agenda for Humanity, and existing energy/humanitarian initiatives such as the Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) Working Group, the UN Refugee Agency’s Global Strategy for SAFE, the World Food Programme ’s SAFE initiative, the Moving Energy Initiative and the Smart Communities Coalition. This is an opportunity for anyone not  yet familiar with the GPA to understand what it is all about. 

For the webinar, we will have a moderated Q&A session with representatives of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, who are coordinating this effort. We encourage you to send your questions in advance to Luc Severi, Manager of Energy Access at the UN Foundation at lseveri@unfoundation.org. For more information on the GPA, please visit onlinelearning.unitar.org/global-plan-of-action.

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