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Clean Cooking Forum 2022

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Vahid Jahangiri

Deputy Director, International Lifeline Fund

Since joining International Lifeline Fund in 2006, Vahid has successfully led numerous energy and WASH initiatives in both humanitarian and social enterprise settings in Sub-Saharan Africa and Haiti. Vahid has extensive knowledge in program design, implementation, technical testing, and technology innovation which it has led to meaningful job opportunities and building community resilience with having an importance on environmental sustainability, community involvement and in elevating the community’s well-being. Vahid sits on UNITAR Global Plan of Action Steering Committee where its aim is to work on collective activities that advance the humanitarian sector’s integration of sustainable energy solutions in policy and practice. Vahid leads the technical team of Lifeline in supporting UN agencies to formulate realistic energy strategies and in introducing innovative technologies in the cookstove sector. Vahid has co-authored several policy initiatives in collaboration with local government agencies in creating national energy strategies.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Vahid Jahangiri
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Vahid Jahangiri
4:55 pm-5:55 pm
Breakout Room B

A New Chapter: Transforming Clean Cooking Response in Displacement Settings

The number of people forced to flee their homes has increased every year over the past decade and stands at the highest level since records began. Yet, there is a widening gap between the 100 million displaced people around the world and the political will and institutional capability to meet their needs. Access to clean, safe, affordable energy is essential to meet basic needs and build resilience in displacement settings, many of which are increasingly protracted, yet only 10 per cent of refugees have access to Tier 1-2 electricity, (i.e., 4 hours per day) and 80% rely on wood and charcoal for cooking.

Improving energy access in displacement settings to build capacity and resilience requires meaningful integration of the needs of communities throughout the design, delivery and evaluation process within the socio-technical energy system.

The traditional response to energy provision in humanitarian crises has been in the form of distributing cookstoves and firewood for cooking. However, with many humanitarian crises turning into protracted situations, meeting cooking energy needs requires a more holistic and market-based approach.

This session will share learnings from recent projects and highlight successful clean cooking delivery models. It will discuss how innovative financing, such as blended finance, cash-based transfers and vouchers, and carbon credits, can support market-based approaches that are aligned with local markets and encourage private-sector provision of energy services for long-term sustainability.

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Speakers
Emmanuel Aziebor Regional Energy Advisor for Africa, Mercy Corps
Jillene Connors Belopolsky Chief of Staff and Chief External Affairs Officer, Clean Cooking Alliance
Karlijn Groen Project Advisor, SNV Kenya
Vahid Jahangiri Deputy Director, International Lifeline Fund
Anitha Umutoniwase CEO, EcoGreen
Day 2 October 12
Sessions by Vahid Jahangiri
Day 3 October 13
Sessions by Vahid Jahangiri
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Vahid Jahangiri
Sessions by Vahid Jahangiri
Sessions by Vahid Jahangiri
4:55 pm-5:55 pm
Breakout Room B

A New Chapter: Transforming Clean Cooking Response in Displacement Settings

The number of people forced to flee their homes has increased every year over the past decade and stands at the highest level since records began. Yet, there is a widening gap between the 100 million displaced people around the world and the political will and institutional capability to meet their needs. Access to clean, safe, affordable energy is essential to meet basic needs and build resilience in displacement settings, many of which are increasingly protracted, yet only 10 per cent of refugees have access to Tier 1-2 electricity, (i.e., 4 hours per day) and 80% rely on wood and charcoal for cooking.

Improving energy access in displacement settings to build capacity and resilience requires meaningful integration of the needs of communities throughout the design, delivery and evaluation process within the socio-technical energy system.

The traditional response to energy provision in humanitarian crises has been in the form of distributing cookstoves and firewood for cooking. However, with many humanitarian crises turning into protracted situations, meeting cooking energy needs requires a more holistic and market-based approach.

This session will share learnings from recent projects and highlight successful clean cooking delivery models. It will discuss how innovative financing, such as blended finance, cash-based transfers and vouchers, and carbon credits, can support market-based approaches that are aligned with local markets and encourage private-sector provision of energy services for long-term sustainability.

Watch this session.

Speakers
Emmanuel Aziebor Regional Energy Advisor for Africa, Mercy Corps
Jillene Connors Belopolsky Chief of Staff and Chief External Affairs Officer, Clean Cooking Alliance
Karlijn Groen Project Advisor, SNV Kenya
Vahid Jahangiri Deputy Director, International Lifeline Fund
Anitha Umutoniwase CEO, EcoGreen
Sessions by Vahid Jahangiri
Sessions by Vahid Jahangiri
Sessions by Vahid Jahangiri