The ENERGYCoP platform
ENERGYCoP is a global, not-for-profit community of practice launched in 2017. Its purpose is to facilitate information sharing and collaboration among a diverse network of stakeholders who are engaged in providing safe access to fuel and energy (SAFE) to crisis-affected people, such as refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and those affected by natural disaster. Here, every individual and organization working on issues related to energy access and energy technologies in humanitarian settings can access resources, connect with partners, and contribute to ongoing discussions on various topics. Connecting all actors interested in this sector enhances the efficiency and efficacy of fuel and energy initiatives that improve the lives and livelihoods of displaced people worldwide.
ENERGYCoP is designed to be an interactive one-stop-shop with an open-knowledge approach that enables you to search for projects, technologies, tools, and resources of interest in humanitarian energy access – or share materials that you consider valuable to the community. You can also pose questions, ask for advice, contribute your expertise, or share your experience and best practices with the other members.
ENERGYCoP was created by the partners of the Sustainable Energy Technologies for Food Security (SET4food) in Humanitarian Contexts project in 2017 and is currently managed by SAFE Humanitarian Working Group.
ENERGYCoP is funded by the European Commission’s Humanitarian aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO).
What can you find?
Database: the ENERGYCoP database is composed of four sections – Projects, Technology, Resources & Tools, and Training – where you can find information relevant to energy access in humanitarian settings. Please note that some of the project inserted in the “projects” database was migrated from the database developed and maintained by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves on behalf of the SAFE Humanitarian Working Groupfrom 2014-2017. The database was migrated to ENERGYCoP with the support of the SET4food Initiative in 2017.
Community Discussion: the ENERGYCoP community is a place where practitioners can interact to create better outcomes and sustainable interventions on energy access in humanitarian settings. It features six groups where you can initiate or participate in discussions on relevant topics. Five of these groups are based on different uses for energy, namely Cooking, Heating, Lighting, Powering, and Preservation. Discussions that transcend or do not pertain to these areas is captured in the sixth group, General.
Who can join?
Are you looking for technologies used in this sector?
Do you have resources and tools to share to the community of practitioners?
Would you like to interact with actors active in the energy sector to know more?
Looking for advice from individuals willing to share their expertise?
Are you an active actor in the energy sector and you would like to contribute?
If yes, then ENERGYCoP is the right place!
Would you like to become a member? Do not hesitate – it is free.
ENERGYCoP is viewable to anyone, but only subscribed members can upload new content to the Database or comment in the Community. While ENERGYCoP was mainly designed to support humanitarian actors, all organizations and individuals with an interest in energy access in humanitarian settings – development actors, the private sector, governments, academia, and more – are welcome and encouraged to participate!