Press Releases

Panel Discussion - Global Plan of Action Framework Launch during HLPF 2018 (c)

Announcement Following the Launch of Global Plan of Action, July NY

August 9, 2018

Press Release following the launch of Global Plan of Action Framework on July 11th, 2918.

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Berlin Global Plan of Action Conference (c) Moving Energy Initative, 2018

UN, Donors and CSOs Call for Global Action Towards Universal Clean Energy Access Among Displaced People and Host Communities

January 16, 2018

UN agencies, donors and civil society groups are calling on governments and international and national leaders to ensure that the humanitarian sector contributes to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 7, with the aim that “every person affected by conflict or natural disaster has access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy services by 2030." At a two-day conference laying the foundations for a Global Plan of Action for Sustainable Solutions in Situations of Displacement, 120 delegates agreed to collaborate to improve energy practice and policy in humanitarian settings, among other commitments.

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2017 Safe Access to Fuel and Energy Humanitarian Workshop

November 28, 2017

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, the United Nations Foundations (UNF), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR- Kenya), the International Organizations for Migration and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) are hosting the Safe Access to Fuel and Energy Humanitarian Workshop from the 28 November – 1 December 2017 at Crowne Plaza, located at Kenya Road, Upperhill in Nairobi.

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November 28 - December 1: The Global SAFE Community Gathers in Nairobi (c) Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Increasing Energy Access: 2016 SAFE Humanitarian Workshop

January 4, 2017

More than 80 people from 23 countries joined the third annual SAFE Humanitarian Workshop – a global event that brought together key stakeholders to learn best practices, exchange ideas, and outline future plans for how best to improve energy access for refugees, internally displaced persons, and those affected by natural disasters.

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IOM Leads ECHO-Funded Global Solar and Water Initiative in Africa

September 30, 2016

The IOM Regional Office in Nairobi is coordinating a Global Solar and Water Initiative, currently funded by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO), to mainstream the adoption of renewable energy (solar) in water projects across the relief sector.

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Radha Speaking at UNGA Side Event on energy 2016 (c)

Broad Coalition Calls for Refugees’ Energy Needs to Be Met

September 19, 2016

A broad coalition of governments, international organizations, businesses and civil society groups on Monday joined forces at the United Nations to call for and consider urgent action to address the substantial energy needs of refugees and displaced people worldwide.

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Woman carrying wood on head (c) IRC Peter Biro Chad

Gender-Based Violence in Humanitarian Settings: Cookstoves and Fuels

A Systematic Review of the Evidence Base
August 31, 2016

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves has published a literature review outlining the existing evidence, as well as the critical gaps in research, on the impacts that clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels have on reducing gender-based violence (GBV) in humanitarian settings. Further research and evaluations are critical to better understand this relationship, and a collaborative effort is needed to strengthen the evidence base.

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Join the SAFE Humanitarian Working Group at AIDF Africa Summit 2016 (c)

Key Topics and Speakers Revealed at the Upcoming AIDF Africa Summit 2016

January 7, 2016

With the Aid & Development Africa Summit 2016 (2-3 February, UNCC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) fast approaching, you are invited to hear from internationally recognized experts, who will deliver invaluable insight into technological innovations and best practice to improve aid delivery and development strategy in East Africa.

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Improving Aid Delivery and Development Strategy in East Africa

AID & Development Africa Summit 2016
December 2, 2015

With over 40 top speakers and 150 participants already confirmed, the Aid & Development Africa Summit 2016 offers an unparalleled opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities in improving aid delivery and development strategy in Sub-Saharan East Africa. Join senior representatives and advisors from regional governments, UN agencies, international and regional NGOs, CBOs, investors and donors, research institutes and the private sector on February 2-3 at the United Nations Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Alliance Helps Change How Millions of People in Developing Countries Cook

New Report Highlights Alliance’s Five Years of Impact from 2010-2015
September 23, 2015

To mark its fifth anniversary, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves has released the report Five Years of Impact, highlighting major achievements since its founding. These include training more than 175 humanitarian aid workers from 27 countries and 82 organizations to provide improved cooking and fuel technologies for crisis-affected populations.

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Global Disaster Relief Summit to Continue the Efforts of World Humanitarian Day

August 19, 2015

In the light of World Humanitarian Day, the Aid International Development Forum (AIDF) is highlighting the importance of knowledge transfer, best practice, and technological innovations to help save lives during and after disasters. AIDF is hosting its 7th annual Global Disaster Relief Summit on the 10th and 11th of September 2015 at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington D.C.

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Cooking Against Climate Change: UN Judges Rwanda Project a Success

June 22, 2015

The first so-called Carbon Credits have been delivered by the UN to finance cook stoves in Rwanda. 100,000 improved cookstoves will make cooking faster and cheaper while reducing smoke and greenhouse gas emissions.

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United Nations World Food Programme and Hanna Verboom launch a Recipe for Zero Hunger (c) WFP 2015

United Nations World Food Programme and Hanna Verboom launch a Recipe for Zero Hunger

April 29, 2015

Today the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and celebrity campaign spokesperson Hanna Verboom launch ‘A Recipe for Zero Hunger’ campaign.

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UNHCR Launches global safe energy strategy to benefit millions

May 13, 2014

The UN refugee agency formally launched a global strategy to enable millions of uprooted people to have regular and reliable access to fuel and energy without threat to their lives or well-being.

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