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Time: Thursday 18 March 2021, 1:00 – 2:00 PM (GMT)
Duration: 1 hour
Coronavirus has put refugees and displaced people in enormous danger. The fight to survive and recover is even harder for the 80% of refugees living in camps lacking access to energy. Emerging solutions in energy access, particularly refugee-led projects, can lay the foundations for a more effective humanitarian response. Please join Ashden and a panel of humanitarian energy experts and practitioners as we explore what funders, investors and policymakers can do to support innovative and inclusive clean energy solutions.
Our webinar will showcase outstanding refugee-led innovation such as the UNDP Yemen community microgrid project, which has helped local entrepreneurs – including women – raise incomes and bring clean energy to conflict-hit towns and villages. The initiative won the 2020 Ashden Award for Humanitarian Energy, and this year a second Ashden Award in this area will uncover and promote more exciting innovation.
The event will uncover the specific challenges faced by refugees and frontline organisations, and how funders and investors can help bring energy access to the most vulnerable.
You can put your questions to our expert panel, including the practitioners bringing clean, reliable energy to displaced people and refugee communities.
Speakers will include:
- Harriet Lamb, CEO, Ashden (Moderator)
- Arvind Kumar, Project Manager of UNDP’s component of the Supporting Resilient Livelihoods and Food Security in Yemen Joint Programme
- Auke Lootsma UNDP Yemen Resident Representative
- Innocent N. Tshilombo, Founder of Kakuma Ventures, Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action at the Geneve Center of Humanitarian Studies
- Luc Severi, Senior Energy Access Specialist, SEforAll
- Dr. Sarah Rosenberg-Jansen, Senior adviser on humanitarian energy for the Global Plan of Action (GPA) for Sustainable Energy Services in Situations of Displacement and Researcher at the University of Oxford
- Alessandro Leone, Local Governance and Stabilisation Attaché, EU Delegation to Yemen