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|| The Realities of Renewable Energy for Refugees
|| Online Seminars
- Humanitarian Energy
- Renewable Energy
|| 2020/11/17 11:30 CEST
|| 2020/11/17 13:00 CEST
|| Online Seminar
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|| Practical Action invites you to join for live panel event: Realities of Renewable Energy for Refugees: achieving change that’s anything but normal for a lasting impact.
With panellists from the Ikea Foundation, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, Energy 4 Impact and Practical Action, the live panel event will highlight how doing Anything but Normal can help reshape the humanitarian response so that refugees have access to affordable, renewable energy. By enabling displaced people to power their homes, businesses and communities, the project intends to show that it is possible to bring about complete transformation in refugee camps, by changing the culture from one of disempowerment to economic independence. The session will explore how change can be made through challenging traditional partnerships between donors, humanitarian institutions, development organisations and the private sector.
Moderated by Business Fights Poverty, the online event will discuss the value of partnerships in the delivery of humanitarian energy projects, with focus on the Renewable Energy for Refugees (RE4R) project and it’s taking access to renewable energy in refugee camps on a local, regional and national level.
The RE4R project is delivering renewable energy solutions through innovative approaches in humanitarian settings, working directly with refugees and host communities in Kigeme, Nyabiheke, and Gihembe refugee camps in Rwanda and with urban refugees in Irbid in Jordan and is improving the quality of life and enabling refugees to move from reliance on aid to economic independence.