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Access to Modern Energy: RVO and DCHI open the Humanitarian Accelerator Programme (HAP)

Access to Modern Energy: RVO and DCHI open the Humanitarian Accelerator Programme (HAP)

Collaboration – June 26th, 2020

The Access to Modern Energy (AME) programme of RVO and DCHI provides the perfect means to get into action around Humanitarian Energy. The AME programme enables innovation and collaboration for humanitarian organisations, for energy experts from the private sector and development organisations, as well as for potential supporters and investors.

At the global level these issues raise high on the programming agenda with the Global Plan of Action for Sustainable Energy Solutions in Situations of Displacement (GPA) and the Clean Energy Challenge launched by UNHCR at the first Global Refugee Forum in December 2019. A wealth of innovative and smart technological solutions are available and a lot of experience is being gathered regarding programming which aims to support the energy transition in fragile contexts. Following the success of previous programmes and responding to the need for support, DCHI and RVO are launching the second Humanitarian Accelerator Programme (HAP) for Access to Modern Energy (AME).

BE BRAVE

The 2020 programme is now open to all humanitarian organisations with an office located in The Netherlands 

If you want to join? Here’s how:

Discover more details here and email roza@dchi.nl before 15 August 2020 

GLOBAL PLAYING FIELD

At the global level these issues raise high on the programming agenda with the Global Plan of Action for Sustainable Energy Solutions in Situations of Displacement (GPA) and the Clean Energy Challenge launched by UNHCR at the first Global Refugee Forum in December 2019. A wealth of innovative and smart technological solutions are available and a lot of experience is being gathered regarding programming which aims to support the energy transition in fragile contexts.

To spread awareness and increase experience with this theme, in 2019 DCHI and RVO launched a pilot accelerator programme. The programme created a lot of attention on this topic among humanitarian organisations in the Netherlands and beyond. The programme resulted in Access to Modern Energy projects in Uganda, Sudan, and Ethiopia implemented jointly by humanitarian and development organisations. The programme resulted in strong partnerships, joint learning on the tremendous potential of energy and market-based approaches in displacement settings, participation in the Clean Energy Challenge market place, and plans for scale-up of the pilots. Yet, humanitarian organisations expressed the need for more support to create systemic change and integrate energy in their work. Read more here

 

 

Initiative: Energy

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.

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