A new report by the Moving Energy Initiative shows how market-based approaches can provide low-cost, reliable & sustainable energy access for displaced people.
Putting in place long-term energy solutions in humanitarian settings is usually seen as an investment that falls outside the remit of emergency responses. Even when emergency energy supply measures are implemented, they often result in expensive, unreliable and unhealthy energy provision for those in protracted or recurrent crises.
The Moving Energy Initiative looked for opportunities in refugee contexts in Kenya and Burkina Faso to use market interventions, rather than in-kind distributions, to improve clean energy access over the long-term and test the delivery of market-based approaches in humanitarian settings.
The findings are in a new #MovingEnergy report outlining how market-based approaches can provide low-cost, reliable and sustainable energy access for displaced populations.
The Moving Energy Initiative is a major partnership between Chatham House, Energy 4 Impact, Practical Action, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DfID), the UNHCR and Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) – which is working to change the way that energy is deployed and delivered in situations of human displacement.