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Financing Energy Access in Conflict Settings: Ensuring Sustainable Energy for Refugees, Internally Displaced People and Others in Crises

19 May 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Sheraton Times Square Hotel, New York



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, and the transportation of relief items. 

This session will highlight innovative public-private partnerships and programmes 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. 

This panel is co-hosted by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Chatham House’s Moving Energy Initiative, and the Safe Access to Fuel & Energy (SAFE) Humanitarian Steering Committee on the occasion of the Second Annual United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Forum.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

Please note the location of this event is New York. All times are local.