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SAFE Webinar II - Approaches, tools and case studies

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This webinar was organised with support from the European Union.

Safe Access To Fuel and Energy webinar series: Approaches, tools and case studies

13 September 2017 – 11.00 - 12.45 CEST

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  • Anja Rohde, 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


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

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. 

The series of webinars presents how Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) and similar initiatives address this multi-sectoral issue by working to ensure access to fuel and energy for cooking, heating, lighting, and powering for crisis-affected populations. The events also highlight the synergies and multi-stakeholder approach of these initiatives by inviting key partners to present their role and experience in addressing energy access in emergencies and protracted crises.

The second SAFE webinar presented how opportunities and challenges related to linking humanitarian and development approaches, and building resilience, can be addressed through energy access. It included presentations of tools and case studies of energy interventions on the ground in protracted crisis contexts.

Specifically, the webinar covers:

  • 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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