Integrating sustainable energy into humanitarian relief: an opportunity for local markets and SEforALL goals

Wednesday, April 5th: 13:45 - 14:45 - Media Room

HOST: Chatham House

There are currently over 65 million people displaced by conflict around the world. 86 percent of these people are taking refuge in developing countries, many of which are affected by severe energy access and/or energy security issues. With humanitarian agencies increasingly being asked to deliver longer term development solutions, energy investments can be a bridge which helps secure basic human needs whilst contributing to a country’s long term sustainability goals. This session will explore case studies on how humanitarian practices and aid flows in refugee crises might help scale up access to clean energy in low and middle-income host countries.

Ben Good Chief Executive Officer Energy4Impact
Shanti Kleiman Advisor, Technical Support Unit Mercy Corps
Glada Lahn Senior Research Fellow Chatham House
Olivier Lompo UNHCR Environmental Officer UNHCR Burkina Faso