Future-proofing Humanitarianism: Actioning Policy and Strengthening Governance

Future-proofing humanitarianism: actioning policy and strengthening governance
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Thursday 23 September 2021

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Zoom (registration required to be sent joining instructions)




This event forms part of Coventry University & HEED's three-part live webinar series and coffee mornings, which are designed to challenge and engage multi-level actor’s central to solving the humanitarian energy access challenge.


“Ensuring the world’s poor have access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services enables poverty eradication”. Statements such as these appear in policies globally and throughout the humanitarian sector. Although progress has been made towards climate goals, decreasing environmental challenges and integrating sustainable development goals (SDGs) in humanitarian policies, we are still a long way off from achieving any energy-related goals through policy in the sector. This webinar seeks to explore, provoke and engage experts, practitioners and humanitarian energy scholars to fully comprehend what we are doing wrong in terms of designing and implementing energy policies within the humanitarian sector. The webinar seeks to ask three key questions; How can refugee host country energy or refugee policy become more inclusive of displaced populations? How can we go beyond policy superficiality in the humanitarian sector to enable greater humanitarian energy access? How can humanitarian energy become more inclusive and radical over the next ten years?

Discover HEED's supporting opinion piece 'Humanitarian Energy and Action on SDG7: National Progress through Global Policy?' ahead of this event. 

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