ESDS - Internal Guide

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ESDS - Internal Guide

Welcome to the ESDS - Internal Guide! Here you can find information about how to create/link project related information on the ESDS page.

ESDS Portal on Energypedia

The Energy Solutions for Displacement Settings (ESDS) project page on energypedia provides an overview of the different activities of the project and and an overview on all relevant information within the humanitarian-energy nexus.

The project will publish articles about studies conducted, impact stories and activities. If you have written articles, please let us know and we will link it to the ESDS portal.

Content Guidelines

As the website is supposed to present the work of the ESDS-project, a focus should consist in articles that explain implemented activities, share lessons-learnt and offer contextual information. The readers of Energypedia are mostly experts and people working in the energy domain, so you can assume some background knowledge while writing the articles but it is still important to write in an engaging way.

Following aspects you can use as guidelines:

  • Find an interesting, short headline for the article
  • Include at the beginning of the article an "Overview" section in which you describe in three to four sentences the main content
  • Use pictures and include links to additional material
  • Ideally, the articles should not exceed 1000 words, but it is recommendable to keep it shorter than that
  • Add the very end of the article a "Contact"-section where you link the Energypedia-profile of the person that can be contacted for further information

Introduction to Energypedia

Energypedia is a wiki platform for collaborative knowledge exchange on renewable energy, energy access, and energy efficiency topics in developing countries. On any registered user can easily create, modify and share content. Our users include energy practitioners, experts, academics and other interested stakeholders.

Request an Energypedia Account

To add or edit your project informaiton on the ESDS article, you have to be be a registered energypedia user. Please click here to create an account on energypedia.

Create an Article

You can share your knowledge on different ESDS topics by creating a new article or editing the existing articles on the ESDS project page. See the following help articles on:

►How to create an articles

►How to edit an existing article

►Guidelines on Writing a Good Article

►Do's and Dont's

Formatting an Article

After you have created an article, you can add also tables, pictures, links and reference to make them look professionals and easy to read. Click below for help articles on:

►Adding headings

►Adding pictures or documents

►Adding links to external pages

►Adding link to articles on energypedia

►Adding Tables

►Adding references

►Adding Table of Content

►Changing the article title

Adding a Video

In case you want to embedd a video in your article, you have to upload it to YouTube and derive the ID of the video which can be extracted from the last part of the URL as in this example: 8hsRv73o5Rw

Add the ID in the bold part of the line below:


Insert a bracket { } in the beginning and end of the line and paste it in the section of the article where you want the video to be embedded.

Categorize an Article

After you have created an article, it is important to categorize your article so that it is easy to find. Some of the relevant categories are: Humanitarian Energy, Energy Access, Solar and Off-grid. Click below for an help article on: ►How to add categories

Linking to the ESDS Resource Page

After you have created an article, to link it to the ESDS Resource page kindly send a message to *****


If you have any technical queries about the ESDS project page, contact *****.


GIZ's Energy Solutions for Displacement Settings (ESDS) and Energising Development (EnDev) projects cooperate with UNHCR to enhance the access to sustainable energy in displacement contexts, and the Energypedia page has been created to share learnings across various practitioners to spur the development of clean energy solutions.

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