Webinar on Role of Energy Policies in Shaping Energy Access Dialogue in Displacement Contexts

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Access to safe, sustainable, reliable and affordable energy is key for meeting basic needs as well as enhancing security, productivity, safety and health of displaced communities. However, achieving this goal requires a systematic change where the host governments, donors, private sectors, civil society, international aid and development community work together. Host governments can especially create enabling frameworks by designing policies and regulations that support energy access activities as well as engagement of different stakeholders like private sector, CSOs etc in the displacement context.

Against this background, GIZ Energy Solutions for Displacement Settings (ESDS) project organized a webinar on Nov. 16, 2022, to showcase its experience working with policy makers in Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia in promoting access to energy in displacement contexts. Policymakers from the three countries shared their journey to draft relevant policies that integrate the energy needs of refugees and nearby host communities.  

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Keynote speaker Ms. Bettina Schmidt, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Representative
Policy Presentation from Uganda Mr. Usamah Kaggwa, Acting Assistant Commissioner in the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Department, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development
Policy Presentation from Kenya Mr. Samuel Emase, Director Energy at Turkana County Government
Policy Presentation from Ethiopia Mr. Yisehak Seboka, Desk Head, Ministry of Water and Energy
Q&A Round Ms. Cathleen Seeger, GIZ Energy Solutions for Displacement Settings (ESDS) project