The East African Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy and Efficiency (EACREEE) in collaboration with, Mercy Corps, Uganda National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Alliance (UNREEEA), Lighting Global and other partners is organizing EAC Regional Training Workshop on Sustainable Energy Solutions in Situations of Displacement scheduled to take place in Kampala, Uganda 3-4 March 2020.
The objective of this training workshop is to raise awareness about the key dimensions that need to be addressed to develop inclusive sustainable energy solutions for situations of displacement. The workshop will provide insights into best practices in integrating displacement issues in inclusive energy policymaking and interventions.
The workshop will consist of presentations and discussions. The workshop will explore how to best address issues of sustainable energy solutions in situations of displacement while considering the cross-cutting dimensions affecting society in the 21st century, including:
Providing access to modern forms of energy to all, including refugees/IDPs and their host communities
Designing and implementing Inclusive Energy Interventions in Humanitarian settings
Enhancing energy security in situations of displacement
Addressing climate change issues related to refugees/IDPs camps, e.g. deforestation.
Addressing energy and gender issues related to refugees/IDPs camps.
The 2-day workshop will provide participants the opportunity to better understand the challenges of providing sustainable energy solutions in situation of displacement and familiarize themselves with current and expected trends in sustainable energy solutions and to reflect on practical, innovative and cost effective ways to address energy needs of refugees/IDPs.
Participants are expected to:
Identify the main energy challenges and opportunities in situations of displacement, as well as the nexus between food, water, energy and climate change;
Gain a thorough understanding of energy issues from a multidimensional perspective in situation of displacement;
Learn about best practices in energy policy, inclusive energy design, best available technologies and effective financing options in situations of displacement;
Be able to consider relevant aspects for the promotion and development of sustainable energy systems
The workshop participants will come up with recommendations which will be forwarded to high-level policymakers.
Participants Qualification and Preparation
The course is open to a maximum of 50 participants from the EAC Partner States.
Participants should be mid-level policymakers and energy experts from energy ministries, ministries responsible for refugees/disasters-preparedness, and humanitarian organizations working on provision of energy for persons in displacement settings.
As the workshop will be conducted in English, participants should have sufficient proficiency to follow lectures and express themselves in this language without difficulty.
Participants should come prepared to share their organizational experiences during the discussions.
Applicants should complete the standard EACREEE application form for training courses and submit by E-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 25th February 2020. The applications must be endorsed by the employer. Nominations received after that date will not be considered.
There will be no tuition fees charged. However, the costs of travel and accommodation during the training course will be covered by each participant or their employers. The organizers will provide course materials, modest lunch and coffee breaks during the course.
Liabilities of Damages
The organizers of the course do not accept liability for the payment of any cost or compensation that may arise from damage to or loss of personal property, or from illness, injury, disability or death of a participant while he/she is traveling to and from the course, and it is clearly understood that each participants (or sponsor), undertakes responsibility for such coverage. The participants would be well advised to take out insurance against these risks.