Nov 27

HELP Technical Kick-off and Research methods workshop

The first Research Methods Workshop (RM Workshop) has been held in Kigali, Rwanda from 20–22 November 2017. The RM Workshop was intended to kick-off the Humanitarian Energy for Displaced Populations in Refugee Camp and Informal Settlements (HELP) project and brought together key stakeholders from the HELP Project, the Renewable Energy for Refugees (RE4R) Project and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). The purpose of the workshop was to design the research methods to be used throughout the project and discuss the project plans over the coming months.


The workshop discussions resulted in: 1) aligning the HELP and RE4R projects objectives and work, 2) a selection of potential energy interventions, 3) an understanding of how sensing can be used to measure impact, and 4) a refined survey to be deployed in the refugee and IDP communities.

The output of the workshop is captured in an ‘Interactive Timeline’, produced through open brainstorming on the output of the HELP Project; including publications, timelines of the project and policy timelines. This timeline will be updated an expanded as the project progresses.

In attendance were:

Coventry University:
Dr. Elena Gaura, Dr. Ross Wilkins

Chatham House:
Mr. Owen Grafham

Practical Action:
Mrs. Sarah Rosenberg-Jansen , Mr. Paolo Mele, Mrs. Anna Okello, Mr. Edoardo Santangelo, Mrs. Denyse Umubyeyi, Mr. Phillip Sandwell, Mr. Bipin Basnet, Mr. Jean Claude Nshimiyimana, Mr. Jean Damascene

The research leading to these results has received funding from the EPSRC Global Challenges Research Fund under grant agreement n° EP/P029531/1.
| The research presented in this website has undergone ethical approval at Coventry University reference: P61091.