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Publication - Clean Cooking in Refugee Camps and COVID-19: What Lessons Can We Learn?

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Title
Clean Cooking in Refugee Camps and COVID-19: What Lessons Can We Learn?
Publisher
MECS
Author
Iwona Bisaga
Published in
April 2021
Abstract
Transitioning to clean, modern and sustainable energy cooking services in displacement settings was proving challenging even before the pandemic. Chronic underfunding of the energy for cooking sector and lack of tested business models for the provision of adequate cooking solutions in complex settings such as refugee or IDP camps have kept progress slow. Issues of accessibility to, and affordability of, clean cooking technologies and fuels have become even more pronounced as energy companies had their operations and supply chains interrupted by national and global lockdowns. Such measures, to various degrees, have also impacted on people’s livelihoods and income generation opportunities. This is applicable to countries where displaced people have the right to work, such as Uganda, Rwanda and Ghana.
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