Access to Modern Energy (AME) is increasingly recognised 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. Following the success of previous programmes and responding to the need for support,DCHI and RVO have launched the second Humanitarian Accelerator Programme 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.
Innovation: A proven three-step model
In the WANT stage, humanitarian organisations are encouraged to learn about the Energy topic, including the potential of energy and market-based approaches for beneficiaries and humanitarian operations. Next, they are supported to get a clear grip on the challenges facing their organisations, as well as their ambitions for impact.
In the FIND stage, humanitarian organisations share these challenges with a great network of solution partners, experts, and investors. Together, they find opportunities for joint impact.
We are calling on energy experts from the private sector and development organisations, and potential investors to innovative and collaborate with us for the published challenges! The deadline for this call was reached on 21 December 2020.
Do you think you could be a strong solution partner to tackle these challenges? Or do you have a solution that you would like to share with the whole network online at Source2Gather? Submit it here.
In the GET stage, these budding partnerships are supported to explore their collaboration further. Finally, they develop their joint impact plans and other opportunities to get into action.
Humanitarian Organisations, their user tests and next steps
Important links and documents
- 2021 April Energy & Innovation Summit
- 2020 August Energiek Innoveren in Noodhulp
- 2020 November Global Plan of Action News Article
- 2020 Access to Modern Energy Infographic
- 2020 Access to Modern Energy Brochure
- 2019 Access to Modern Energy Impact Paper
- 2019 Access to Modern Energy Pilot Results Lightning for Learning UNICEF
- 2019 Access to Modern Energy Pilot Results Mercy Corps
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