The Moving Energy Initiative (MEI) is calling for proposals from private sector stove and fuel companies and organisations interested in developing partnerships, and commercial and operational solutions to achieve viable non- wood cooking solutions in and around the Kakuma and Kalobeyei refugee camps in North East Kenya.
Energy 4 Impact is leading a consortium on a ground-breaking project that is testing new approaches to improve energy access and management in displacement settings. The MEI is a collaboration between Energy 4 Impact, Chatham House, Practical Action Consulting, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). It is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
The MEI is currently implementing an initiative aimed at creating a viable market opportunity for deployment at scale of a non-wood based cooking solution at household level, focusing on the Kakuma and Kalobeyei refugee camps.
The call will allow MEI to further structure the type of support that may be required for this initiative on the ground and shortlist companies to participate in additional rounds with the view of selecting a company that will receive support through MEI to establish the fuel in the market.
The call for expressions of interest and more information can be found from https://mei.chathamhouse.org/resources/?section=intro . Please note that the deadline for submission of proposals is midnight GMT 2 July, 2017.