EEG Energy Insight: Thinking differently about energy access in displacement situations
Energy services are essential to improving displaced people’s life-chances, whether through powering clinics, pumping and treating water, enabling clean cooking, lighting public spaces, or facilitating educational and productive activities. Yet, until recently, displaced people were largely absent from the global energy access agenda, and only recently has energy come to the fore in discussions in the humanitarian sphere.
Energy is also important in the bigger picture of climate change and migration; issues which are likely to grow in impact and mutual reinforcement in the coming decades.
This Energy Insight examines the issue of energy access in displacement settings, drawing on the work of the Moving Energy Initiative (MEI) research programme.