Innovating for Good: World Humanitarian Summit Special on Energy

May 12, 2016

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Safe, reliable and clean access to energy for cooking, studying, and socializing is a basic need for everyone. However, for many refugees, cooking a meal, studying at home during dark hours, or having a light to move around more securely at night is a luxury. Providing refugees with a means to cook a warm meal and to go to the latrines at night without fear are important components of providing protection for crisis-affected people and respecting their dignity.

Innovating for Good is a monthly Google Hangout series hosted by UNHCR Innovation and +SocialGood  that aims to spark conversations on innovation in the humanitarian sector. For the May edition, UNHCR and +Social Good are partnering with the Co-Chairs of the SAFE Humanitarian Working Group to discuss the numerous impacts of energy security in the daily lives of refugees, and will deepen the conversation started on this blog post by Moulid Hujale.


  • Paul McCallion, UNHCR (Moderator)
  • Daphné Carliez, World Food Programme
  • Andreas Thulstrup, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Katherine Arnold, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

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