Without safe and reliable access to energy, it is impossible to meet the basic needs of life.
Energy is needed for cooking and lighting as well as for heating and cooling homes, communities, clinics and schools. Energy is also required for enterprise, communication and mobility.
Yet for most refugees energy is expensive, dirty and dangerous. The Moving Energy Initiative (MEI) is the first international partnership working to change this. We do so by sharing insightful and policy-relevant research, encouraging learning from innovative on-the-ground projects and investing in partner organizations that provide sustainable solutions.
“Where households, enterprises and community services have sufficient access to the full range of energy supplies and services required to support human social and economic development”
We know that energy access is vital to improving wellbeing, reducing poverty and achieving sustainable development. At Practical Action, we strive to shine a light on energy access needs in developing countries while working towards improving the supply and uses of different types of energy so that poor people can lead the lives they value.