Joined by over 80 participants, DCHI together with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs kicked offto accelerate energy transformation for humanitarian aid, during our recent Focal Point Café on 17 September. We are very exited that so many organisations have committed to participating in our programme, taking us a step closer to realising the energy transition in the humanitarian sector.
Following the success of previouw programmes, 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. The energy transformation in humanitarian aid is still relatively new, and leaves many unkown aspects to be explored. Luckily, the movement is growing!
Humanitarian Needs and Solutions
To foster and fuel the energy experts, to enable access for everyone, DCHI and RVO invited humanitarian organisations to join their Accelerator Programme. Roza Freriks and Marcel Raats started their presentations with excitement to collaborate with all organisations in the programme. “In the next stages of the programme even more actors will be involved and we will open up for partner engagement to define energy needs and match solutions.”
During the event, Marriët Schuurman, the director Stabilisation abd Humanitarian Aid at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs merked the official launch with a highly motivating speech: “I am very pleased to see that so many different actors have joined the coalition, and to see 14 humanitarian organisations have opened themselves up to a new way of working. We are excited to learn with you through this journey.”
We would like to congratulate our 14 participating organisations for joinging us on this innovative journey and embracing another way of approaching humanitarian work:
The programme will enable humanitarian organisations to be the catalysts for tackling specfic energy challenges, whilst opening themselves up to receiving the knowledge and business insights from energy experts and private-sector partnerships. Ulitmately, the projects will provide local insights for humanitarian partnerships to enable cost efficiency and improve quality of humanitarian work.
As these organisations enter the next phase of our accelerator programme, there will be an opportunity to contribute to their specific energy challenges. Keep an eye on our website and our social media for more information in the coming months!
In case you missed it, here you can re-watch the first part of the launch.
Access To Modern Energy 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.