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Prices, Products and Priorities: Meeting Refugees’ Energy Needs in Burkina Faso and Kenya

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 02/08/2018

Prices, Products and Priorities: Meeting Refugees’ Energy Needs in Burkina Faso and Kenya

Categories

Relevant sector: Nutrition, Food Security, Early Recovery & Livelihoods

Resource type: Document

Resource use: Needs Assessment & Analysis

Language of the document: English


Author

Drew Corbyn, Mattia Vianello

Organization

Chatham House

Description

As the number of displaced people increases, and aid budgets come under further pressure, the imperative to identify cost-effective and sustainable solutions for delivering energy to refugees is more pressing than ever. This paper examines the issue of energy and displacement in detail, using insights from refugees in camps in Burkina Faso and Kenya. It seeks to promote a better understanding of their energy needs, priorities and preferences, and explores how increased access to energy might help to achieve lasting impact in the two camps surveyed. The paper is based on primary research from the Goudoubo camp in Burkina Faso and the Kakuma I camp in Kenya, but the analysis and conclusions are pertinent in the wider context of camps for forcibly displaced people.

Year of publication

2018