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The Moving Energy Initiative (MEI) is calling for proposals from organisations who want to provide and implement solutions to provide clean and reliable energy to populations affected by displacement and those that serve them.

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 Moving Energy Initiative (MEI) is a collaboration between Energy 4 Impact, Chatham House, Practical Action Consulting, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), 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 looking to support projects ranging from 50,000 to 200,000 GBP that can be implemented in displacement settings in Kenya, Burkina Faso and Jordan. In each location, between 1 and 3 projects will be selected which can deliver tangible outcomes in improving energy access and reducing carbon emissions. We are looking for innovative and sustainable energy solutions and delivery models that can provide heating, cooking, lighting, water & sanitation, communication or other vital purposes for displaced persons.  

This call for proposals is open to all organisations who believe they have a solution to offer and can meet the project criteria, including organisations that are already active in the target region. Partnerships are encouraged, particularly between the private sector and not for profit and humanitarian organisations.

An application form and more information can be found from Please note that this is a two stage application; first stage is to be submitted by 24 February, 2017. Selected candidates will be requested to submit the second stage applications by the end of March 2017. The projects are expected to start by May 2017.