Access to Modern Energy Challenges Seeking Solution Collaborators

 

DCHI and RVO have launched the second Humanitarian Accelerator Programme (HAP) for Access to Modern Energy (AME)Access to modern and clean energy is a precondition for social wellbeing and economic development, and is a key focus for DCHI. The energy transformation in humanitarian aid is still relatively new, and leaves many unknown aspects to be explored. We are calling on energy experts from the private sector and development organizations, and potential investors to innovative and collaborate with us for the published challenges!

This call will run on a rolling basis with the final deadline on 21st December 2020. Do you think you could be a strong solution partner to tackle these challenges? Get in touch with the challenge owners directly.

 

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Humanitarian Energy Challenges

MSF: Sustainable Energy for Public Health in Precarious Situations

MSF works all over the world providing medical humanitarian assistance. The energy fueling this aid is unsustainable. Following our “do no harm” principals MSF needs to reduce its environmental impact.

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Oxfam Novib: Leaving no one behind – co-creating new energy models that fit the (financial) reality of communities in rural areas and refugee settings in South Sudan and Uganda.

While energy drives development, it is not a luxury. To ensure access to energy for all, not just the lucky few, Oxfam wants to bridge the gap between where business traditionally stops, and humanitarian aid begins by working together to create alternative, sustainable models and strategies.

View challenge View challenge: Oxfam Novib: Leaving no one behind – co-creating new energy models that fit the (financial) reality of communities in rural areas and refugee settings in South Sudan and Uganda.

ZOA: Private sector involvement in renewable energy provision for Eritrean refugees in Tigray camps

Eritrean refugees in northern Ethiopia want to have a better access to sustainable energy and are willing to pay for a reliable service. ZOA is looking for private sector entities looking for new business opportunities.

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UNICEF: Clean energy for the development of a bright Sudanese future

In Sudan – the third largest country in Africa – more than three million children are out-of-school. They live in remote villages, conflict-affected areas, or they lead a nomadic lifestyle. These boys and girls can’t wait to learn how to read, write and count.

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Tearfund: Entrepreneurial youth to bridge the gap to energy access and its productive use in (post-) conflict and humanitarian settings

Help communities in (post-) conflict/humanitarian settings, in which we are already actively involved, transform through building our capacity to promote market-based renewable energy solutions employing youth in its supply and productive use.

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Save the Children: Renewable Energy for Health Facilities in Humanitarian Settings

Power outages, working in extreme weather conditions and lack of refrigeration for vaccinations is hampering the quality health care for children in humanitarian settings.

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Mercy Ships: What is needed to pave the roads to a healthier and more empowered Africa?

Imagine having a toothache so severe it becomes life-threatening, simply because the dentists in your country have not been properly trained. For those living in countries with little or no access to proper dental care, easily curable dental diseases can deteriorate into serious conditions.

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Mercy Corps: Lowering the risk of private sector entry into displacement settings to create well-functioning, sustainable and clean energy markets for refugees

Mercy Corps is looking to explore the best ways to de-risk private sector entry into displacement settings to ensure increased access to energy products and services, whilst also providing choice for refugee and host community members.

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Kaalo: Upgrading the Somalian cattle industry from a poor mans industry to the engine of change in Somalia

To change the nomadic way into a sustainable sector, whereby farmers are organized into cooperatives and the dairy camels are kept in a cattle farm. With improved feed made from fish waste and grain waste. This approach will revolutionize the cattle sector in Somalia into a thriving new industry.

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Habitat for Humanity: Build Back Better with Ed and Gina Creating Local Markets for Low-energy Materials

Post-disasters, most families immediately start to self-recover with what is available to them in terms of access and affordability – How do we bring environmentally sustainable shelter materials to families that are self-recovering?

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Dorcas Aid International: Getting biomass to be seen as sustainable solution in the energy transition in Africa

Modern cooking technology uses less fuel. Biomass obtained sustainably to produce these fuels locally contribute to environmental conservation while improving livelihood income, family health etc. But where is the commitment to overcome the barriers?

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CARE: Empower Women to take their Energy Decision for a more resilient community in West Africa

Modern energy technology, like improved stoves, have been available and more profitable for over 25 years. However, they aren’t being used, as social norms prevent their introduction in parts of West Africa.

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