Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) Webinar-I: Overview of Terminology, Cross-cutting Issues, Challenges and Coordination

September 5, 2017

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This webinar series is organized jointly with the EU’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO); the FAO Strategic Programme on Resilience within the framework of the EU-funded FAO INFORMED programme; and the learn4dev network.

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Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) Webinar-I: 
Overview of Terminology, Cross-cutting Issues, Challenges and Coordination

Tuesday 5 September 2017   –   15.00-16.45 CEST (UTC+2)

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Kathleen CallaghyProgram Associate, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Owen Grafham, Project Manager Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House

Cristina Sonzogni, SET4food Coordinator, COOPI-Cooperazione Internazionale


Andreas Thulstrup, Natural Resources Officer, FAO



Safe and sustainable access to energy is being increasingly recognized as a human right — essential for the safety, well-being, and productivity of the people the humanitarian community serves. It is also essential for social and economic development, offering opportunities for improved lives and economic progress. 

This mini-series of two webinars will present how Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) and similar initiatives address this multi-sectoral issue by working to ensure access to fuel and energy for cooking, heating, lighting, and powering for crisis-affected populations. The events will also highlight the synergies and multi-stakeholder approach of these initiatives by inviting key partners to present their role and experience in addressing energy access in emergencies and protracted crises.

The first SAFE webinar will present key concepts and terms related to energy in emergencies and protracted crises, the multi-sectoral risks and challenges associated with the collection and use of traditional biomass fuels and how organizations are coordinating and working together to build resilience by responding to the energy needs of affected populations.

The webinar will cover:

  • The linkages between energy and food security, nutrition, environment, gender, women’s protection, health and livelihoods as well as other aspects;
  • The research and pilot projects implemented through the Moving Energy Initiative led by Chatham House and DFID to help ensure safe and sustainable energy access for displaced populations; and
  • The inter-agency Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) Humanitarian Working Group and the Set4Food project which bring various stakeholders together in order to raise awareness, establish knowledge-sharing platforms, address energy-related challenges and identify solutions in emergencies and protracted crises.

Key words / Areas of interest

Climate, Emergency response, Energy, Food safety, Food security, Gender, Knowledge sharing, Migration, Natural hazards, Natural resources, Preparedness, Protracted crises and conflicts, learning

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