THEA Programme Manager, Peacekeeping Training Programme Unit – Global Platform for Actions
Division/Programme Unit: Peacekeeping Training Programme Unit, Division for Peace
Project title: Transforming Humanitarian Energy Access (THEA)
Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland or remote
Title (i.e. consultant or individual contractor): Individual Contractor
Application deadline: 26 May 2023
Expected start date: 01 August 2023
Area of Specialization/Thematic Areas: Energy in Displacement Settings
Overview (quick description of the funded project and its context):
The Global Platform for Action on Sustainable Energy Displacement Settings (GPA) was established to enable increased access to sustainable energy solutions in displacement settings. The GPA initiative is contributing to strengthening long-term protection of refugees, internally displaced people, and local host communities through increased access to renewable and sustainable energy sources. It recognises that the use of renewable energy technologies in humanitarian response settings is not so much a question of access to technology, but of an integrated policy approach bringing together all relevant stakeholders, such as governments and local communities of host countries, international humanitarian organizations, displaced communities as well as private sector providers of resources, knowledge and technology. In 2022 the GPA published the seminal State of the Humanitarian Energy Sector Report (SOHES 2022) to guide actors in learning about humanitarian energy.
The GPA Transforming Humanitarian Energy Access (THEA) programme provides inclusionary analysis and evidence to support the energy needs of all displaced people. Specifically, THEA delivers highquality research and knowledge to support policy and decision-making on humanitarian energy investments, as well as to enable systemic change within the UN system and humanitarian partners. The programme will deliver transformative action in humanitarian settings, working with the Transforming Energy Access (TEA) platform to mainstream energy access in humanitarian settings, providing expert advice on the needs of refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and all displaced people for UK innovators and international energy access projects. Specific investments in renewable energy and transformative UN action will enable alternative and inclusive financing aimed at working directly with refugees and displaced communities.
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