Energy Solutions for Displacement Settings

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Energy Solutions for Displacement Settings

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ESDS Project

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Improving the Policy Framework

We work together with policy makers to create the necessary framework conditions to implement the GCR and ensure sustainable energy access for refugees and host communities at a national, regional and district level.


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Greening UNHCR Infrastructure

We advise UNHCR to solarize its infrastructure via market-based approaches and implement energy efficiency measures to reduce its diesel consumption.


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Increasing Market-based Energy Access

We promote markets for sustainable energy products and services for refugee and host communities in collaboration with UNHCR and private sector actors.


The project teams of ESDS work towards these objectives in selected regions in the three partner countries Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda in collaboration with UNHCR and local and national authorities. ESDS has teams in each country which implement activities on the ground and are supported by the Global-team based in Germany that coordinates all measures and aligns them to each other. As the Clean Energy Challenge Baseline Data Visualization shows, the given conditions regarding access to sustainable energy for refugees and host communities differ in the three project-countries, translating itself into context-specific activities whose scope vary for the countries. The three intervention areas constitute however the overall and common framework.

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Regional Focus

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Ethiopia

Project Area: Gambella Region

  • Improving the Policy Framework: Support UNHCR in implementing its cooking fuel strategy and improve framework conditions for energy access to refugees and host communities
  • Greening UNHCR Infrastructure: Advise UNHCR in reducing diesel-consumption and solarizing camp infrastructure via market-based models
  • Increasing Market-based Energy Access: Promote sustainable energy products among households through advertisement campaigns, energy kiosks and financing schemes, and assist in incentivizing companies to operate in camps

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Kenya

Project Area: Turkana County

  • Improving the Policy Framework: Strengthen capacities of Turkana County government to implement renewable energy solutions for refugees and host communities
  • Greening Infrastructure in Displacement Settings: Solarize and upscale existing mini-grids for sustainable high-tier electricity access for households, institutions and UNHCR

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Uganda

Project Area: West Nile Region

  • Improving the Policy Framework: Assist in implementing the national Sustainable Energy Response Plan and strengthen capacities of local administrations
  • Greening UNHCR Infrastructure: Advise UNHCR in reducing diesel-consumption and solarizing camp infrastructure via market-based models
  • Increasing Market-based Energy Access: Promote market-based access to sustainable energy through advertisement campaigns, energy kiosks and flexible payment schemes, and assist in incentivizing companies to operate in camps

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In cooperation with the country-offices

  • Offer advisory services for stakeholders
  • Perform concept development, project management and knowledge generation
  • Coordinate technical assessments, market studies and pilot projects

Partners

GIZ's Energy Solutions for Displacement Settings (ESDS) project cooperates 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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Contact Persons

ESDS Milestones

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Internal Guide

You can find information about how to create/link project related information on the ESDS page here.

Regional Focus

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