Water beyond WASH - In association with the REACH Programme (<https://reachwater.org.uk/>)
Part of a weekly webinar series held by Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN)Find Out More
Part of a weekly webinar series held by Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN)
Part of a weekly webinar series held by Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN)Find Out More
Part of a weekly webinar series held by Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN)
Part of a weekly webinar series held by Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN)
Part of a weekly webinar series held by Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN)
Jimmy Graham has produced a new working paper and policy brief—The economic and fiscal effects of granting refugees formal labor market access—that finds granting refugees formal labor market access can create substantial benefits for refugees and their hosts. Join the Center for Global Development for a discussion of the central findings of the paper and recommended policies that can facilitate these benefits and mitigate potential costs.Find Out More
The World LPG Forum is THE premier annual global event for the LPG industry organised by the WLPGA.Find Out More
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 Global Plan of Action for Sustainable Energy Solutions in Situations of Displacement (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.Find Out More
The AidEx Nairobi conference is a two-day high-profile conference attracting over 500 A&D professionals from East Africa and beyond.
The 2018 conference theme is: Revolution in the digital age: safeguarding a future for all. How can technology contribute to a positive social impact?Find Out More
This year's theme "Private Sector Engagement in Complex Emergencies & Protracted Crises," EAHS 2018 will focus on ways that partnerships can effectively deliver principled and needs-based assistance across the region amid an increasingly polarized context, while observing humanitarian principles.
By examining the role the private sector can play within humanitarian response, disaster risk reduction and preparedness through response, reconstruction and development, EAHS 2018 will look at solutions that such partnerships can bring.
The conference will offer a platform for meaningful dialogue to promote private sector-humanitarian collaboration, examine the opportunities and challenges prevalent with private sector engagement in Complex Emergencies & Protracted Crises, and the solutions that such partnerships can bring.Find Out More
Access to renewable energy is paramount in conflict zones and humanitarian settings. This panel will bring experts together to discuss their work in advancing renewable energy in conflict zones.Find Out More
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves invites you to participate in a joint, live webinar with Alliance partners Inyenyeri and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) on Wednesday, July 25th, at 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) to discuss the results and outcomes of our recent assessment of an Inyenyeri project to introduce biomass fuel pellets and Mimi Moto stoves into Kigeme refugee camp, Rwanda.Find Out More
For the first time, how to provide clean energy in humanitarian settings will be a part of deliberations during the UN's annual High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York. The Steering Group of the Global Plan of Action for Sustainable Energy Solutions in Situations of Displacement (GPA) invites interested stakeholders to a one-day event for the launch of a non-binding framework that will provide concrete actions to speed up progress towards safe access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy services for all displaced by people and host communities by 2030Find Out More
The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) is the central platform within the United Nations system for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The theme of HLPF 2018 will be "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies." Sustainable Development Goals 6, 7, 11, 12, and 15 will be reviewed. For the first time, Energy in Situations of Displacement has been included in the Policy Briefings for SDG 7 -- Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.Find Out More
InterAction Forum 2018 will feature the world's most influential and inspiring organizations, change makers, and executives from the public, private and NGO sectors. At the 2018 Forum, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves will host a session entitled Leaving No One Behind: Advancing Energy Access in Humanitarian Crises.Find Out More
More than 750 leaders from government, business, civil society and international organizations will gather 2-3 May 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal for the fourth Sustainable Energy for All Forum. The 2018 Forum, “Leaving No One Behind”, will take place at a pivotal juncture for accelerating progress on global sustainable energy goals — under Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 — and the Paris Climate Agreement. At stake are significant populations that are missing out on education, health, jobs and broader economic opportunities because they do not have access to clean, affordable energy. Closing these energy gaps — especially for ‘last mile’ populations — is the Forum‘s imperative.Find Out More Read Article
Access to fuel and energy is often neglected in critical developing areas and in humanitarian settings, with negative consequences for the most vulnerable communities, missing opportunities to cut fuel costs over time, enabling income-generating activities, and developing local and sustainable energy markets. This conference will serve as a high-level platform for discussion on the integrated approach to global resources management and will address the various dimensions of the problem and how to face it in a comprehensive and effective way.Find Out More
Explore how the solar industry can participate in immediate emergency response, rebuilding, and ensuring long-term resiliency.Find Out More
The Sustainable Energy Forum for East Africa 2018, organized by the East African Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (EACREEE), in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the EAC Secretariat, the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), Sustainable Energy For All (SEforALL), the Ministry of Infrastructure of the Republic of Rwanda (MININFRA) and hosted by the government of Rwanda, aims to foster economic transformation of the EAC Partner States through equitable access to sustainable energy for all.Find Out More
Addressing humanitarian challenges requires a more effective involvement of a wider variety of actors, notably the private sector and the research and innovation communities. This is why, in November 2017, the European Commission launched a Prize on Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid2 under the Horizon 2020 Programme. This side event to EU Industry Day (22-23 February, 2018) aims to raise awareness of the potential of frugal application of advanced technologies in low-income countries, identify and discuss humanitarian challenges that could be addressed through the frugal application of advanced technologies, discuss business opportunities for the private sector, notably SMEs, stemming from the frugal application of advanced technologies in the humanitarian field, provide a forum for humanitarian innovators to meet, exchange and discuss related challenges, and discuss how to best support partnerships between humanitarian actors and technology developers in the context of the Prize on Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid.Find Out More
Energy is inextricably interlinked to many Sustainable Development Goals, including poverty eradication, food security, clean water and sanitation, health, education, prosperity, jobs creation, and the empowerment of youth and women. Access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all is fundamental to human development. A shift toward sustainable energy solutions is also essential to the achievement of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. In recognition of the fundamental role of sustainable energy in achieving almost all of Sustainable Development Goals, a global preparatory meeting in support of the review of SDG7 at the 2018 UN High-level Political Forum will be held from 21-23 February 2018 in Bangkok, UN ESCAP.Find Out More
The importance of energy has been recognized and is enshrined in the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative and the seventh Sustainable Development Goal. Despite this recognition and the different initiatives, currently 3.04 billion people live without access to clean cooking and 1.06 billion live without electricity. Yet access to fuel and energy is often left out of development and humanitarian response planning and implementation, with dire consequences for the most vulnerable communities as well as lost opportunities to cut fuel costs over time, enable income-generating activities and develop local and sustainable energy markets. As part of the Sustainable Energy Technologies for Food Security SET4Food) Project, FAO will host a full day seminar which will enable participants to delve deep into the themes highlighted above, as well as to allow for networking.
Responding to the need for more comprehensive provision from the international community to the rapidly growing and unprecedented amount of displaced people in the world, the "Energy for Displaced People: A Global Plan of Action for Sustainable Energy Solutions in Situations of Displacement” conference will convene governments, the UN system, the private sector, humanitarian practitioners and finance experts to develop a global plan of action around sustainable energy access for displaced people.
The SAFE Humanitarian Workshop is the only annual event that convenes the full range of stakeholders engaged in humanitarian energy initiatives, such as NGOs, government representatives, researchers, and businesses. Its primary objective is to build the knowledge and capacity of field practitioners and other stakeholders to provide effective fuel and energy solutions for cooking, lighting, heating, and powering to crisis-affected people. The event is a critical opportunity to exchange knowledge, develop best practices, and facilitate collaboration between aid agencies and the private sector.
This webinar, organized within the Sustainable Energy Technologies for Food Security (SET4food) project and hosted by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves on behalf of SAFE Humanitarian Working Group, presents the ENERGYCoP platform: a global not-for-profit community of practice aimed to serve humanitarian and other professionals working to bring energy access to crisis-affected people.Find Out More
The Clean Cooking Forum is the largest international gathering of professionals working to advance the clean cooking sector. Hosted by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Tata Trusts, and TERI the 2017 Forum will be held at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. The Forum brings together global leaders from the private sector, government, finance, civil society, academia, and the UN for informative sessions, plenaries, networking, site visits, and clean cooking demonstrations.
The Environment and Emergencies Forum (EEF) is a unique opportunity to discuss global policy, share experiences and knowledge, forge new partnerships and agree on key actions related to environmental emergencies*. The Forum will bring together approximately 100 practitioners from around the world to showcase innovations in environmental emergency preparedness and response, and to highlight current efforts on integrating environmental risk in humanitarian action.Find Out More
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. The second SAFE webinar will present how opportunities and challenges related to linking humanitarian and development approaches, and building resilience, can be addressed through energy access. It will include presentations of tools and case studies of energy interventions on the ground in protracted crisis contexts.Find Out More
The event by REMMP program from USAID and Arc Finance will focus on the broad range of insights garnered from their partners as they have successfully implemented – and in some cases significantly scaled and expanded – their energy financing programs. At this event, they will celebrate REMMP’s achievements, and will discuss challenges and highlight innovations in the business models and approaches that were explored and nurtured under REMMP.Find Out More
This full-day event from Winrock International and USAID will feature presentations, panels and discussions with project partners on key results and lessons learned in developing household energy-focused credit facilities and growing partnerships between manufacturers, distributors and financial institutions in Kenya; outcomes of innovative Kenyan consumer financing pilots; results of a DSCS cookstove distribution study; and an overview and discussion of the business and personal impacts from the project’s EETPs rolled out across East Africa and South Asia, which have included increased sales, improved sales strategies, greater retention, and higher levels of promotion.Find Out More
Practical Action will present a webinar on their Poor People’s Energy Outlook 2017 report, which includes important insights relevant to their gender and energy nexus. They will highlight on women and men’s differentiated energy access needs and priorities, gender-specific barriers to accessing finance that women experience as both consumers and entrepreneur, and the various roles that women can and should play throughout the energy access value chain - i.e. moving beyond the framing of women as passive recipients of energy, to understanding the critical role of women as agents of change in decentralised energy markets and achieving sustainable energy for all.Find Out More
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. 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.Find Out More
Organized by The Coordination of Assessments for Environment in Humanitarian Action: A Joint Initiative, REA Stakeholder Workshop will bring together a group of key stakeholders to discuss the outputs of a recent consultancy to scope options for content, approach, and structure to environment assessment methodologies, with a particular focus on the Rapid Environmental Assessment (REA).Find Out More
Alianza Shire is the first Spanish partnership in Humanitarian Action created with the objective of providing energy access to the refugee population. The partnership has been working for the last two years in a pilot project in Shire Refugee Camps, Tigray region (Northern Ethiopia). In the first session of this seminar Alianza Shire will present the results of the pilot project implemented in a refugee camp in the North of Ethiopia. The second session of the seminar will have a more technical content with the aim of promoting the debate about public-private partnerships as a solution to the challenges in the humanitarian action.
This webinar will explore the role of distributed energy solutions in humanitarian, conflict and displacement settings. The panelists will provide brief remarks on their respective work streams on this nexus issue, followed by a moderated discussion to delve deeper into remaining barriers and opportunities around scaling the procurement and inclusion of distributed energy solutions in humanitarian relief efforts.Find Out More Read Article
The 2017 Vienna Energy Forum (VEF) will focus on the theme “Sustainable energy for the implementation of the SDGs and the Paris Agreement”. It will highlight the multiplier effects of integrated approaches for sustainable development at the national, regional and global levels. The Forum will also accentuate the potentials of the sustainable energy nexus - linking energy to water, food and health - as well as innovation as a global driver for accelerated sustainable growth. The event will also include a side event on Clean Energy for Migrants and Vulnerable Groups.Find Out More
How best to work with the private sector and bridge the divide between development and humanitarian activities is a key question for facilitating energy access to crisis affected people. This webinar series by the IASC and STAIT tackles this question in the wider context of all humanitarian activities. The World Humanitarian Summit’s (WHS) generated the “New Way of Working” which aims to address the “humanitarian-development nexus." But is the ‘New Way of Working’ just a new label? Or is it the game changer that will bridge the divide and ensure that humanitarian action and development are mutually reinforcing?Find Out More
On the occasion of the Vienna Energy Forum (VEF) 2017, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the EUEI PDF held a side-event, entitled “Clean energy for migrants and vulnerable groups." Panellists explored the possibilities of new and innovative mechanisms for meeting the energy needs of migrants, refugees, and vulnerable groups on a sustainable basis to help ensure that they are able to sustain their daily lives as well as prepare for a better future.Find Out More Read Article
The goal of this online course is to generate designs for cost-effective sustainable solar lights for people living in underdeveloped areas where there is no affordable solution to get lights. The participants in this course will design affordable and easy to build lights, which will be implemented by Liter of Light and partnering organizations. They will work in teams of architects, planners, engineers, and social workers from all over the world. After the course, a selection of the projects will be placed the Build Academy website www.buildacademy.com, so anyone can download and use them.
How best to work with the private sector and bridge the divide between development and humanitarian activities is a key question for facilitating energy access to crisis affected people. This webinar series by the IASC and STAIT tackles this question in the wider context of all humanitarian activities. The World Humanitarian Summit’s (WHS) generated the “New Way of Working” which aims to address the “humanitarian-development nexus." But is the ‘New Way of Working’ just a new label? Or is it the game changer that will bridge the divide and ensure that humanitarian action and development are mutually reinforcing
The Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll) Forum is the landmark gathering celebrating the global sustainable energy movement. Over 1,000 high-level representatives from government, business, civil society and international organizations will gather in New York City for the 3rd Sustainable Energy for All Forum – its theme “Going Further, Faster – Together.” The Forum will be a marketplace to help broker new partnerships and ideas, spur investment and drive action towards sustainable energy and realising Sustainable Development Goal 7. SEforAll Partners from across the globe will share their stories about how they are achieving results.Find Out More
The wPower Hub and the Global Alliance For Clean Cookstoves invite interested individuals to attend this official NGO parallel event during the during the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York City. This event will showcase the work of the Partnership on Women's Entrepreneurship in Renewables (wPOWER) in using gender-informed approaches to scale access to energy and increase women’s economic empowerment through entrepreneurship and employment in the clean energy sectorFind Out More
Would you like to hear about current efforts to promote and expand clean and efficient technologies and approaches for productive uses? Attend this webinar to learn how the use of improved cookstoves in three productive use applications is improving livelihoods, increasing quality of commercial products and reducing environmental degradation in Africa.Find Out More
Join Smart Villages / Low Carbon Energy for Development (LCEDN) for a webinar focusing on the needs of displaced people and refugees - whether internally displaced, asylum seekers living in camps, or other situations. What are their energy needs? What happens when a temporary camp becomes a permanent home? What are the specific needs of men, women, and children in these situations - including energy for education, cooking, and productive uses of energy?
This webinar will highlight the results of a new report and online tool that captures the production, processing, distribution, and usage impacts of cooking fuels. To complement the report, the Alliance and ERG developed the Fuel Analysis, Comparison & Integration Tool (FACIT). FACIT enables stakeholders and Alliance partners to manually change parameters – such as fuel type, country, and indicators – to compare the trade-offs of various cooking fuels and isolate the steps in the fuel production that have the largest impacts. This tool can be useful to humanitarian practitioners seeking information on the trade-offs and benefits of different fuel interventions.Find Out More
This webinar, hosted by the Clean Energy Solutions Center and the UN Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network, is the second in the Powering Healthcare series dedicated to the topic of sustainable energy solutions for health facilities. Building on an introductory webinar, this webinar will explore different approaches to delivering energy solutions to healthcare facilities in resource constrained environments. The webinar series is part of the UN Foundation’s contribution to a broader program of work, Energy for Women’s and Children’s Health (EfWCH), which is co-led by the World Health Organization (WHO), UN Women, and the UN Foundation in support of Sustainable Energy for All.Find Out More
Are you a professional already involved in the humanitarian or development sector? Are you willing to strengthen the response capacity of your organization in energy-related interventions? Then this training opportunity is for you! Hosted by the Sustainable Energy Technologies for Food Security (SET4Food) project, this event aims to strengthen the response capacity of humanitarian actors in the energy sector, providing the participants with high-level multidisciplinary content to manage innovations that can fill the gaps in capacity gaps in this sector.Find Out More
As part of its mandate to promote sustainable energy access in Africa, Asia and Latin America and to promote dialogue on this topic, the EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF) will host a discussion forum in Brussels on the nexus between Sustainable Energy Access and Migration. The forum provides a platform for exchanges between a variety of actors, including members of the EU Commission, EU member state representatives, energy policy actors and development/ humanitarian aid practitioners, to identify the current and potential contribution of energy development solutions to the current Migration debate.Find Out More
At the World Bioenergy Day speakers from all continents will emphasize the importance of bioenergy in the global energy and climate scenario. Initially, the event will highlight the global climate agreement based on experiences from delegates visiting the COP21 in Paris and COP22 in Marrakech. They will inform on the need for reducing fossil fuel use and the role bioenergy will play in a future sustainable energy society. Biomass is becoming a more globally traded commodity with increasing movement of pellets and biofuels etc. Speakers from top selling countries including Canada, USA, the Baltics, Asia, South America and Russia etc. will inform the audience on biomass as an export fuel.
Efforts to promote and expand access to liquid petroleum gas (LPG ) are ongoing in countries across the globe, as one of many important solutions for clean, efficient cooking. The World LPG Association (WLPGA) has been a leader in these efforts through their work with the Cooking for Life campaign, among several other initiatives. Join this webinar to hear results from global and regional campaigns, as well as specific examples of national-level LPG efforts in India and Haiti.
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The Safe Access to Fuel and Energy Humanitarian Workshop is the only annual event that brings together a wide variety of stakeholders to build capacity and exchange knowledge on how to increase energy access for crisis-affected people such as refugees,IDPs, and those affected by natural disaster. This year's workshop will be hosted by the SAFE Working Group Chairs – the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, WFP, and FAO – as well as by UNHCR and the SET4Food Project.
The World LPG Forum is the premier global event for the LPG industry with almost thirty years of success. The European LPG Congress has established itself as the biggest and most relevant yearly event for the European LPG industry. Every three years, these two events are combined, bringing together the brightest minds from the academic field, the most innovative technologies available, and the experience of seasoned professionals.
Gender-based violence (GBV) is important to understand within the development of large infrastructure projects or community-level interventions within the energy sector. On November 10th, ESMAP, the Efficient Clean Cooking and Heating Program (ECCH), and the Gender CCSA of the World Bank Group, will host a dialogue on key GBV issues within the energy sector, and share knowledge from organizations working to address GBV within development projects, including UNHCR and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.Find Out More
This training will be hosted by UNHCR, mainly aimed to WASH technicians and coordinators (from both humanitarian and development organizations). The objective of the training is to provide the base knowledge and tools for WASH technicians to be able to assess the possibility to use solar technology for powering existing or new water supply schemes, in order to bring down recurrent maintenance costs and ensure long term sustainability. It intends to look at both, the technical aspect of dimensioning solar pumping stations and the life cycle cost analysis of different energy supply options in order to allow technical teams to make informed energy-related decisions for their water supply and irrigation projects.Find Out More
As part of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)'s 71st session at the UN Headquarters in New York City, USA, from September 13-30, the UN General Assembly will host a high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach.
Held on the eve of the special United Nations Summit on Refugees and Migrants 19 September, and in
the margins of the UN General Debate, this high-level event will focus on how sustainable energy can
improve health, enable education, empower women and increase economic output for the more than
125 million people affected by humanitarian crises. It also will show how sustainable energy builds long term resilience to mitigate future crises, including those resulting from climate change, and create
foundations for expanding opportunities for all.
The AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit returns to the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington D.C. on 7-8 September 2016. This high-profile event gathers all actors involved with delivering aid relief and resilience programmes with an aim to address challenges related to enabling quicker and better response during crisis and catastrophes.s.Find Out More
Field monitoring technologies for cookstoves cover a range of diverse monitoring needs from health and climate monitoring to usage and adoption. They can help you better understand your impacts, and adapt and strengthen your strategies to better meet the needs of customers and donors. They’re also valuable tools for growing sector knowledge around field use and impacts. Significant advances have been made since EPA and Winrock first covered the topic in a webinar three years ago. During the webinar our panel of experts will answer your frequently asked questions (FAQs) around field monitoring. You'll also hear about the latest advancements in field monitoring technologies, and some examples and case studies of their use in the field.
Techfugees is a non-profit coordinating the international tech community responses to the needs of Refugees. The Techfugees community now has 22 local chapters all over the world, who are working on technical responses to the refugee situation. To mark World Refugee Day, Techfugees is coming to activate the largest tech community in the world, Silicon Valley. Join our global community of 5000+ members in taking a pledge to make a difference using the power of technology.Find Out More
The Asian Development Bank (ADB), the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Korea Energy Agency (KEA) will host the Asia Clean Energy Forum 2016 in Manila during the week of 6-10 June 2016.Find Out More
The aim of this side event will be to focus attention on the urgency and benefits of sustainably improving energy access for displaced communities; to educate humanitarian implementers on the energy access solutions and innovations that can work in humanitarian settings; and to set out practical next steps for change. Panelists will discuss the challenges around energy access in humanitarian settings, and will provide recommendations and concrete next steps on how to fill this major gap in humanitarian response.Find Out More Read Article
Over a period of three years, the Smart Villages Initiative is conducting workshops and follow-up engagement activities across East and West Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and Central and South America focusing on energy provision to off-grid rural areas and how that energy can catalyse
development. The workshop marks the start of the Initiative’s regional engagement in West Africa and aims to garner valuable insights on the off-grid energy situation in remote rural areas in the region.
The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) is a global call to action by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The Summit has two goals. First, it will re-inspire and reinvigorate a global commitment to humanity, and in particular to uphold the dignity and safety of the millions of women, men and children who are caught up in crises. Second, it will initiate a set of concrete actions aimed at enabling countries and communities to better prepare for and respond to crises, and be more resilient to shocks. The members of the SAFE Humanitarian Working Group are working to make energy access in humanitarian settings a key focus area at WHS. See our Call to Partners to learn how you can get involved!Find Out More Read Article Read Article
Women Deliver’s 4th Global Conference will be the largest gathering on girls’ and women’s health and rights in the last decade and one of the first major global conferences following the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Find Out More
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.
The May edition of Innovating for Good monthly Google Hangout series hosted by UNHCR Innovation and +SocialGood will discuss the numerous impacts of energy security in the daily lives of refugees, and will deepen the conversation started on this blog post.Find Out More
In order to accelerate innovation and maximize its positive social impact, stakeholders from different disciplines need a platform to exchange and discuss their ideas and experiences. The Tech4Dev Conference provides a critical platform for knowledge exchange, enabling researchers to present their findings and practitioners to outline their needs and insights, while relating their experiences from the field. At Tech4Dev, social entrepreneurs, industry, and policy makers can deepen their knowledge, learn about cutting-edge research and projects, and brainstorm together about new approaches to technology innovation and dissemination for development.Find Out More
The Applied Energy Symposium and Forum, REM2016: Renewable Energy Integration with Mini/Microgrid, will be hosted by the Asian Development Bank, Applied Energy, and the Applied Energy Innovation Institute will be held in April, 2016. The theme of the event is “Powering a renewable future with mini/microgrid," focused on three tracks, namely technology innovations, high penetration of renewable energy, and implementation, commercialization and financing. Island renewable energy systems are of particular importance in the Symposium. Participants wishing to submit papers must submit abstracts by February 10, 2016.Find Out More
Members of the SAFE Humanitarian Working Group will host a parallel event during the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) event in New York, focusing on the very real threat that lack of energy access poses to the safety and livelihoods of women and girls. Experts will share evidence and information around the risks and challenges faced by displaced women and girls, as well as best practices and recommendations for the way forward.
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The sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 14 to 24 March 2016. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world will attend the session. The priority theme will be women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development, and the review theme will be the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.Find Out More
This Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) briefing will discuss the challenges around energy access in humanitarian settings, and will provide recommendations on how to fill this major gap in humanitarian response. It will also introduce participants to the Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) Humanitarian Working Group, a consortium of UN agencies, humanitarian NGOs, private sector energy companies, and energy non-profits that are working together to facilitate a more coordinated, predictable, timely, and effective response to the fuel and energy needs of crisis-affected populations.
Gathering 250+ representatives from governments, UN agencies, NGOs, donors and private sector companies, the Aid & Development Africa Summit 2016 looks on how technological innovations and best practice can improve aid delivery and development strategy in East Africa. The event will provide comprehensive overview of the latest trends around humanitarian logistics, community health, WASH, security of aid workers and communities, camp management, mobile for development, financing, communication with communities and among aid agencies.Find Out More Read Article Read Article Read Article
Engineers in Technical and Humanitarian Opportunities of Service (ETHOS) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to facilitate research and the development of appropriate technology by forming collaborative North-South partnerships between universities, research laboratories, engineers, and non-governmental organizations in foreign countries.
The 2016 ETHOS Conference will be held in Kirkland, Washington from Friday January 29th – Sunday January 31st, 2016. The conference aims to expand its reach from previous annual meetings, encouraging participation of Southern partners, international stoves experts, and development specialists with field experience in the transfer of cooking technologies.
The next instalment of ALNAP’s urban webinar series will focus on the important role of markets in urban humanitarian response. The session will address: Why is it so vital to consider urban markets when responding to crises? What tools do humanitarians use? What adaptation is needed for the urban environment, and for assessing markets for displaced and host populations? What are the challenges and opportunities that come with market analysis in the urban context?Find Out More
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On 1 and 2 December 2015, OCHA's Policy Analysis and Innovation Section will hold the 4th Annual Global Humanitarian Policy Forum in New York, bringing together humanitarian practitioners, international and non-governmental organizations, academics, private sector partners, and government representatives from across the globe to consider humanitarian action and opportunities to engage with the Sustainable Development Goals. The Forum will include the launch of the study “Leaving No One Behind: Humanitarian Effectiveness in the Age of the Sustainable Development Goals,” as well as a panel discussion.
Please tune into http://webtv.un.org/ on 1 December at 1030am NYT in order to watch the live discussion.
The Sustainable Energy Technologies for Food Utilization (SET4Food) project aims to improve the efficiency and sustainability of energy solutions for food cooking and preservation in camps and informal settlements for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) is organizing a seminar in Brussels to present SET4food activities and outputs.Find Out More
The Moving Energy Initiative is launching its flagship report - Saving Lives, Reducing Costs: Heat Light and Power for Refugees. Hosted by the UNHCR, this high-level panel discussion will outline the findings of the report and the importance of energy provision for refugees and displaced people.
This is the second in the “Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) Webinar Series” on issues that affect gender and climate change, including a special focus on the lead up to, during, and beyond the UNFCCC COP21 in Paris.
The Moving Energy Initiative is launching its flagship report: Saving Lives, Reducing Costs: Heat
Light and Power for Refugees. This presents for the first time estimates of the volume and costs of energy used in situations of forced displacement worldwide. The evidence strongly suggests the need for an overhaul in the way that energy is managed within the humanitarian sector and shows how new approaches could benefit of refugees and displaced people, host country communities and the environment. This launch meeting will offer the opportunity to discuss the report’s findings and recommendations with stakeholders, focusing on practical scope for introducing cleaner forms of energy in a sustainable way.
The World Bank's e-institute is offering a free, 5-week, e-learning course on gender and energy equality from November 16 to December 18, 2015. The course explores linkages between gender and energy through video presentations, readings, quizzes, interactive problem-solving exercises, and online discussions. Applications are due October 31st.Find Out More
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves invites its network of organizations, corporations, and individuals to attend the 2015 Clean Cooking Forum in Accra, Ghana. The Forum will bring together stakeholders to share practices, build capacity, and forge new partnerships through four days of informative sessions, networking, site visits, and clean cooking demonstrations.
Inspired by the Aprovecho stove camps, in 2014 GERES designed a five-day workshop called StovePlus Academy. Aprovecho’s USA based Stove Camps host primarily English speaking cookstove experts for a one week seminar which includes discussions, building or prototyping stoves, conducting experiments and learning about the testing processes and general knowledge sharing. The primary objective of these camps is to create worldwide collaboration to move the improved cookstove industry forward.Find Out More
Hosted by the UN Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network, and in cooperation with GOGLA, this side event at the 4th International Off-Grid Lighting Conference and Exhibition aims to showcase the relevance of high quality decentralised energy solutions for lighting in responding to crises involving refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and those affected by natural disasters, and discuss best practices as exemplified by members of the Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) consortium.
Time: 09:00 – 10:30 and 11:00 – 12:30 (Conference Room – Sheikh Maktoum C)Find Out More
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 international off-grid lighting conference and trade fair was born in 2007 as the organizing meeting for the nascent off-grid lighting industry. Since this time, the event has grown concurrently with the industry it supports. This event remains the centerpiece of the international off-grid lighting community’s efforts to chart the route to improved energy access.Find Out More
Join Project Gaia in celebrating a milestone and gaining an in-depth look at energy access programs in humanitarian settings. The workshop will highlight Gaia Association and partner’s work in providing ethanol fuel and cookstoves for Somali refugees in Ethiopia. Beneficiaries will present on their experience cooking on ethanol for the last ten years. Stakeholders will also present on the program.Find Out More
The e-learning course "Appropriate energy technologies for food utilisation in refugee camps and informal settlements: overview, selection criteria and pilot case studies" is now available on www.set4food.org. The introductory webinar will be on September 29.Find Out More
Join some of the world’s freshest thinkers to discuss how we reach our global goal to end hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition as well as promoting sustainable agriculture.
USAID funded Catalyzing Clean Energy in Bangladesh (CCEB) will be hosting the Third Annual Market Facilitation Platform for Improved Cookstoves, as part of its effort to create vibrant and enabling environment for market development in new improved cookstove technologies in Bangladesh.
The ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Policy and Investment Forum will bring together top-level policy and decision makers, project promoters, investors and international partners to meet, discuss and explore relevant inter-linkages between enabling environment and project development and identify concrete investment opportunities. It will facilitate match-making for investment ready projects as well as feature the state-of-the-art in the Sustainable Energy Country Action Plans development process in the West African region.
The Aid and International Development Forum (ADIF) held its annual Global Relief Summit on September 10-11, 2015, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Centre in Washington, DC. This year’s program focused on best practices in logistics and transport, procurement and supply chain management, partnerships and financing, security and logistical challenges in the Middle East, and emergency communications & operations.Find Out More Read Article Read Article
Domestic Energy Line is hosting a convention that aims to bring together women in the energy sectors from across the African continent convening to mainstream the participation of women in the sector, to build capacity for gender enhancement for women and to address numerous challenges facing the Women in this male dominated industry.Find Out More
In support of the World Humanitarian Summit, Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP) organized a live online consultation event on the topic of Gender-Based Violence in Humanitarian Crises.Find Out More
Various approaches exist to assess consumers’ willingness to pay for clean, efficient cookstoves and fuels, the understanding of which can help organizations offer accessible pricing and financing, in addition to meeting consumer needs and preferences through appropriate product design. Join EPA and Winrock International on August 5, 2015, at 10:00 am EST for a webinar to discuss these issues.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves will provide technical training for humanitarian staff on energy technology selection, fuel selection and processing, forestry management, monitoring and evaluation of energy programs, and more.
Natural disasters, population growth, social conflicts, political and structural crises determine forced population movements. In this framework, insufficient food availability, malnutrition and poor health conditions increase mortality rates and create a status of protracted crisis. Humanitarian aid deals, above all, with food security; hence, the availability of reliable and sustainable energy technologies is mandatory to give access to basic services, such as cooking, in an effective and efficient way. To achieve this goal, the selection of appropriate energy technologies is indeed pivotal. NGOs’ staff operating in emergencies often make decisions under pressure, with a limited background and adequate competences on energy issues.
The event is organized within the activities of the “Sustainable Energy Technologies for Food Utilisation” (SET4food) project, funded by the European Commission (the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department - ECHO) and run by COOPI, Politecnico di Milano and Fondazione Politecnico di Milano. “Set4Food” has taken into account the combination of food utilization and energy availability in temporary, quasi permanent, and permanent camps and informal settlements. Pilot projects and case studies tested in Libano, Central African Republic, Somalia and Haiti will also be discussed and presented. A whole day to involve associations, NGOs, corporate, foundations and practitioners as well as an opportunity to educate and sensitize the general public reaching Milan during the Expo to appropriate energy solutions for cooking and storing food.
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A lack of access to energy is the norm in humanitarian contexts, creating difficult and dangerous realities for displaced women and girls who are largely responsible for cooking and household energy needs. On July 15, 2015, WRC, UNHCR, WFP, and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves will highlight the challenges faced by displaced women and girls due to a lack of safe access to cooking fuel and other energy needs. They will share lessons learned, current commitments for addressing gaps, and stimulate dialogue around the key recommendations for the way forward.
Speakers from Project Gaia Inc., Green Social Bioethanol, CLEANCOOK, and Stockholm Environment Institute will present an overview of ethanol as a practical cooking fuel and the stove technologies and their evolution. The webinar will also provide details on the main challenges and lessons learned, including micro and macro scale ethanol production, and policy and socio economic barriers.
The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the UN Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, and the Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) Steering Committee, is hosting a no-cost, webinar-based training on Energy Access in Humanitarian Settings. It will showcase the relevance of high-quality decentralized energy solutions for lighting and cooking in response to crises involving refugees, internally displaced persons, and those affected by natural disasters. This webinar is part of the broader work that the UN Foundation is undertaking on energy access within the UN and the World Bank’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative.
On the occasion of the 2015 Asia Clean Energy Forum, the Asian Development Bank, ENERGIA, and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves invite you to a deep dive session on 'Unlocking Energy Access Impact, Investment, Scale and Sustainability through Gender-Sensitive Approaches.'Find Out More
ACEF 2015 is a three-day forum which is part of ADB’s Clean Energy Week. There will be several pre-forum events, which will be advertised in the run up to ACEF 2015. This year, there will also be pre-forum Deep Dive Workshops, where practitioners work together in smaller groups to discuss a particular area of interest. All the events support ADB’s overarching aim to provide support to countries to adopt and implement best practice in the roll-out of sustainable energy measures (including renewable energy and energy efficiency) as part of its commitment to advance the goals of the Sustainable Energy for All Asia Pacific Regional Hub, launched at ACEF 2014.Find Out More
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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.Find Out More
On the occasion of the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, International Women’s Day, and the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, ENERGIA, and the International Center for Research on Women invite you to an event on Access to Energy as a Key Driver of Gender Equality.Find Out More
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves will host the first international ministerial- and CEO-level gathering seeking to secure grant, investment and in-kind commitments of approximately $500 million to meet the needs of the Alliance and the broader clean cooking sector during the second phase of its strategic plan.Find Out More
The Aid & International Development Forum’s 6th annual Disaster Relief Summit is the world's leading gathering for international humanitarian experts at relief agencies, NGOs and charity associations, UN and government agencies, development banks and donors and innovative technology and service providers. AIDF summits are designed to create a mutual platform to facilitate and encourage exchange of thoughts, share expertise and present the lessons learned through first-hand experiences.
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The objective of the workshop is to present, discuss and comment on policy and regulatory frameworks on the domestic and medium-scale biogas sector in Asian countries. It is expected that a total of eight Asian countries including China and India will prepare and deliver presentations.Find Out More Download Agenda
On the occasion of the 69th regular session of the United Nations General Assembly the SAFE Steering Committee invites you to a panel discussion on Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) in Humanitarian Settings: Critical for Achieving Sustainable Development for All.Find Out More
The recent study “Environment and Humanitarian Action. Increasing Effectiveness, Sustainability and Accountability” found that despite the critical links between environment and effective humanitarian action, environment has not yet been systematically mainstreamed into preparedness and response.
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The burning of solid fuels (e.g., wood, charcoal, dung) for cooking and heat results in a significant global health burden with over 4 million premature deaths per year attributed to indoor air pollution from inefficient use of solid fuels. Progress on this important public health challenge requires a concerted cross-disciplinary effort involving exposure scientists, toxicologists, epidemiologists, engineers, and public policy experts. This symposium will bring together researchers working in the area of indoor biomass fuel burning emissions and health effects to discuss the latest science, policy, and future directions.Find Out More
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC), and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) invite you to attend a training from June 16-17, 2014 in Kigali, Rwanda on Safe Access to Fuels and Energy (SAFE) in humanitarian settings. The training will include an optional field visit to a refugee camp on June 18.Find Out More Read Article