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Energy access for refugees and displaced people

Energy access for refugees and displaced people

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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.

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