Would you like to know what happened over the summer months, and know more about upcoming events and opportunities? Have a look at the September… Read more
On 26 June 2019, DCHI in cooperation with Elrha and the Centre for Innovation, organized the Humanitarian Innovation Exchange in The Hague. Since… Read more
Are you working on an innovative project within Safety & Protection or Access to Modern Energy? Will your innovation make these forms of h… Read more
This blog post is part of a series sharing insights from sessions at the Humanitarian Innovation Exchange, which took place on 26 June 2019. The … Read more
Access to Modern Energy is increasingly recognized as an area of humanitarian concern. If communities affected by crises go without proper access to energy, it becomes impossible for them to meet the basic needs of life. In fact, if humanitarian organisations do not adequately address access to energy in their programmes, they risk contributing to the very same problems they aim to solve.
If people affected by crisis are provided with food and medical aid, but remain unsafe from conflict, something vital is missing from an adequate humanitarian response. To better address the current issues around safety and protection which crisis affected populations and humanitarian staff are facing, the opportunities provided by new technologies and innovation, need to be explored.