Sustainable Energy Technologies for Food (SET4Food) Utilisation in Emergency Contexts

October 28, 2015   |   Washington, DC, USA

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9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Lunch and coffee break included
Location: Council on Foreign Relations
1777 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20006
www.1777fstreetnw.com
Washington DC

This event will highlight and discuss the results of four pilot projects implemented under the Sustainable Energy Technologies for Food Utilisation (SET4food) project, which aims to to enhance the response capacity of humanitarian actors in identifying and implementing efficient and sustainable energy technologies for food utilization. Pilot projects took place in Lebanon, Central African Republic, Somalia, and Haiti. The conference is addressed to high-level experts in the field of humanitarian action, as well as of energy, food security, and nutrition.

About SET4food

The ‚ÄúSustainable Energy Technologies for Food Utilization‚ÄĚ (SET4food) is a project co-funded by Cooperazione Internazionale, Politecnico di Milano (COOPI), Fondazione Politecnico and the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO). The specific objective of the project is to enhance the response capacity of humanitarian actors in identifying and implementing efficient and sustainable energy technologies for food utilization.

The project takes into account the combination of food utilization and energy availability in formal and informal settlements for refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs). Practical tools to improve food utilization have been developed, and in particular:

  1. A decision support system (DSS) to facilitate the identification of the most appropriate energy technologies for a certain context;
  2. Guidelines of energy technologies for food utilization.

The pilot projects in Somalia, Central African Republic, Lebanon and Haiti have been implemented in order to test the DSS, as well as innovative solutions. Finally, a set of in-presence trainings and public events have been raising the attention and improving the response capacity of humanitarian actors. An open access e-learning course has been developed. All the material is accessible on the project website: www.set4food.org.

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set4food.washington@coopi.org

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