Moving Energy Initiative

Without safe and reliable access to energy, it can be impossible to meet the basic needs of life.

Cooking, lighting, communicating with friends and family, heating, cooling, mobility and clean water all require energy, but for millions of refugees and displaced people worldwide, that energy is often too dangerous, too expensive, too dirty or too distant to be practical.

The Moving Energy Initiative – a ground-breaking international partnership – is working to change this, enabling the energy needs of refugees and displaced persons to be met sustainably.

Read and download all of the resources from the project here.

SDG 7 commits the world to providing ‘affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030’. The MEI is working to ensure that refugees and displaced people are not left out of this commitment.

Some of these benefits are highlighted in the video below, in which we interview Moulid Hujale, a Somali journalist who lived in Dadaab - the world’s largest refugee camp - from the age of 10 to the age of 24.