An Unsustainable Situation: Energy Provision For Displaced People
Globally, the number of forcibly displaced persons looked after by the UNHCR has reached 51.2 million. As the majority of energy used in camps and urban settings comes in the form of inefficiently burned wood, charcoal and fossil fuel, provision is high cost – to donors, refugees and their host communities. Yet innovative solutions in efficiency and renewable technologies are being piloted around the world and offer opportunities for scale-up that would bring local and national health, environmental and social benefits.
Drawing on emerging research and data collected by the project partners, this workshop will feature presentations by partners on their analysis and findings on the current state of energy provision and the barriers to effective change. The roundtable will test ideas with a group of policy experts and private sector, NGO and agency practitioners, several of whom will have worked in refugee settlement situations. The aim is to share knowledge and contribute on practical ways to promote progress on this agenda.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.