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Accelerating Humanitarian Energy Access Innovation Webinar

Humanitarian Energy

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Join us in this webinar to hear directly from refugee and host community-led clean energy initiatives making transformation change in their communities.

With 102 million people now forcibly displaced globally and 94% of displaced people living in camps without access to electricity, there is an urgent need for investment in clean energy solutions in humanitarian settings to achieve UN SDG 7: access to modern, clean, affordable energy for all by 2030.

Clean energy enterprises led by displaced people are making remarkable contributions to their communities, but they face considerable challenges accessing direct and flexible funding and too often, they are excluded from access to knowledge, information, and resources that could help them amplify their impact.

In this session we will hear from frontline enterprises as well as the humanitarian accelerators, innovation funds and awards programmes working to support them.


  • Joelle Hangi, Inclusivity Specialist Global Platform for Action (GPA), Joelle’s work focuses on supporting the Transforming Energy Access Project to emphasize the work of the GPA- INCLUDE Program.
  • Brian Oyango, CEO USAFI Green Energy, manufacturers and suppliers of affordable, low-carbon cookstoves in Kenya’s Kakuma Refugee Camp – creating work and improving health for displaced people and host communities.
  • Dysmus Kisilo, CEO Solar Freeze, a Kenyan-owned-and-run company, offers cooling for food and medicine to health clinics and small businesses in Kakuma refugee camp.
  • Chhavi Sharma, Head of International Programmes, Chhavi manages Ashden’s International awards and programmes.
  • UNHCR Refugee-led Innovation Fund, the Fund provides holistic support directly to refugee-led organizations, to enable them to design and deliver new interventions that have a lasting positive impact on their communities.

This activity is conducted as part of the Transforming Humanitarian Energy Access (THEA) programme with support from FCDO’s Transforming Energy Access (TEA) programme.

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