The Humanitarian Energy and Innovation Summit brought together stakeholders to discuss the future of clean energy, and energy of the future. Following the Access to Modern Energy Programme, which activated fourteen humanitarian organisations, this event featured representatives from a wide range of industries, academia and politics in front of an influential audience. It is rare that speakers and participants representing so many parts of the energy industry [solution providers on the grid, generators, IT], politicians and academics as well as such forward-thinking innovators and investors – were able to co-operate, discourse and compare knowledge in a public forum with humanitarian organisation.
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The Energy and Innovation Summit is hosted by RVO (The Netherlands Enterprise Agency) and DCHI (Dutch Coalition for Humanitarian Innovation).
Access To Modern Energy Accelerator Programme
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. The programme enables humanitarian organisations to be the catalysts for tackling specific energy challenges, whilst opening themselves up to receiving the knowledge and business insights from energy experts and private-sector partnerships. Ultimately, the projects will provide local insights for humanitarian partnerships to enable cost efficiency and improve quality of humanitarian work.