Sustainable Energy for Essential Humanitarian Services: Outline of Energy Solutions and a Case Study on Solar Pumping


19 September 2019


15:00 CEST

Today, over 130 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance due to conflict, natural disasters, and other complex global challenges. For many of these people, access to energy sources is critical for survival, and how they access it impacts their health, livelihoods, safety, and well-being.

Energy access for displaced people is not prioritized in the global humanitarian system. Current energy practices in situations of displacement are often inefficient, polluting, unsafe for users, and harmful to the surrounding environment. Given the complex nature of humanitarian response and the challenges of integrating sustainable energy solutions into the humanitarian program cycle, there is not just one solution but a need for systemic actions to mobilise resources, build capacity and use the opportunity for sustainable energy solutions to enhance impact in sectors such as health, protection, food security, and WASH.

This webinar explores how the corporate sector is partnering with humanitarian organizations to provide energy for essential services, such as water, health, and education? This webinar – the second in the series – will present examples from companies such as Grundfos and Schneider Electric. It will also include an in-depth case study from ICRC on how solar pumping has benefited the community in Arsal, Lebanon.

Register for the webinar here.