The Moving Energy Initiative Expert Workshop
The energy needs of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) are either not being adequately met, or often being met in ways that are expensive (e.g. requiring diesel generators, imported water, etc), detrimental to health (e.g. widespread use of kerosene), environmentally unsustainable (use of firewood), insufficiently responsive to people’s needs (e.g. urban refugees), or that do not necessarily reduce security concerns. The vision of the Moving Energy Initiative (MEI) is to meet the energy needs of refugees and IDPs in a manner that reduces costs, is safe, healthy and respectful; that also benefits host countries and communities; and where possible creates opportunities for income generation and knowledge transfer to tackle energy poverty and sustainability.
This high-level workshop aims to highlight and investigate the initial challenges and blockages to achieving this vision and seeks to generate dialogue and momentum amongst relevant stakeholders.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.