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Webinar - SAFE Webinar II: Approaches, tools and case studies

Webinar - SAFE Webinar II: Approaches, tools and case studies

08/09/2017

More than a third of the world's population relies on traditional fuels—wood, coal, animal dung, and agricultural waste—for their energy needs, including cooking their meals, heating their homes, and lighting their communities. The challenges they face in accessing clean energy are numerous, often dangerous and unsustainable, particularly during complex emergencies and protracted crises.

Safe and sustainable access to energy is being increasingly recognized as a human right—essential for the safety, well-being, and productivity of the people the humanitarian community serves. It is also essential for social and economic development, offering opportunities for improved lives and economic progress.

A series of two webinars will be held starting early September. The webinars will present how Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) addresses this cross-sectoral issue focusing on ensuring access to fuel and energy for cooking, heating, lighting, and powering for crisis-affected populations. The events will highlight the synergies and multi-stakeholder approach of this initiative inviting key partners to present their role and experience within SAFE.

 

WEBINAR II: Approaches, tools and case studies

13 September 2017  -  11.00-12.45 CEST (UTC+2)

Register here

You can also directly join the webinar by clicking this linkPlease use Internet Explorer.

Speakers:

  • Anja Rphde, Planning Officer for Access to Energy, GIZ
  • Andrea Dekrout, Environment Officer OSTS, UNHCR
  • Arturo Gianvenuti, Forest Inventory and Energy Specialist, FAO
  • Daphne Carliez, SAFE Global Coordinator, WFP

Moderator:

  • Fiona Wollensack, Policy Advisor - EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF)

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.

The webinar will cover:

  • The role of energy access in the migration debate and in transcending the humanitarian-development divide;
  • The challenges and opportunities of using market-based approaches to ensure energy access in humanitarian settings;
  • Assessing woodfuel supply and demand in order to improve energy access in refugee camps in Uganda;
  • Energy and livelihood interventions in Darfur, Sudan.

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