Webinar on Energy Efficiency and Designing for Sustainability in Humanitarian Response

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This webinar will discuss the different approaches for making humanitarian operations energy-efficient and also how they contribute to the overall sustainability of humanitarian operations. ICRC will present its sustainability and energy efficiency principles. NRC Jordan and MSF will then highlight the green building program in Jordan and solar-powered AC systems for humanitarian operations respectively.



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Lama Gharaibeh, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Jordan Lama Gharaibeh works on supporting the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan under the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency programs, developing solutions to refugees and host communities by linking the energy aspects on the multi programs activities in Shelter, Education, Youth and livelihood, and advocating for the humanitarian sector to take a role in adapting energy response in the programs and operations. Currently Lama is the Renewable Energy Technical Officer in NRC Jordan Office and Chair of Greening the Orange Task Force.

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Marpe Tanaka, MSF Marpe works as Innovation Lead at the MSF Sweden Innovation Unit (SIU). He has academic degrees in industrial design as well as development studies from Lund University, Sweden. After running his own companies and working as a field logistician for MSF he was involved in the starting up and development of the SIU since its inception in 2012. His work within the unit includes everything from outlining strategies, setting up partnerships, method development to starting up and coordinating cases dealing with everything from sustainable energy solutions to health care activities. He is passionate about humanitarian problem solving and innovations that are based on human-centred approaches.

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Pavlos Tamvakis, ICRC Pavlos is the Head of Construction of the ICRC Water and Habitat Unit at Geneva HQ, leading large-scale health and other related infrastructure projects in countries affected by armed conflict and natural disasters. He studied Architecture Engineering at Cardiff University of Wales and Civil Engineering at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He holds a MSc in Environmental Sustainability & Environment, MSC in Construction Project Management and a Specialization in Assessment and Management of Geological and Climate – related risks.

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