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Who We Are


The MEI is a consortium of world-class organizations. Each partner brings significant expertise, a track record of impact and influence, as well as networks from across the energy and humanitarian sectors.

  • Chatham House is an independent policy research institute based in the United Kingdom. Building on its history of policy expertise, Chatham House translates the country level findings into policy-relevant recommendations. It leads on research, stakeholder engagement, advocacy and communications.
  • Energy 4 Impact, E4I, is a not-for-profit organization working towards energy access in Africa, with offices in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Senegal and the United Kingdom. E4I leads on the implementation of the current portfolio of MEI field projects with particular focus on work in Kenya.
  • Practical Action is an international NGO tackling poverty in developing countries. It has offices in Bangladesh, eastern Africa, Latin America, South Asia, southern Africa, Sudan, the US and western Africa. Practical Action are the lead partner in Burkina Faso. 
  • The Norwegian Refugee Council, the NRC, is one of the world’s largest independent humanitarian organizations and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) is the UN organization dedicated to humanitarian issues. Together they provide insight from the humanitarian sector, informing the MEI’s approach and shaping the research and recommendations so they are directly relevant for adoption at a practical and systemic level.
  • The UK government’s UKAid is a world leader in aid delivery and policy and is the lead funder of the work of the MEI.