Chatham House Hosts Online Conference on Energy and Responses to COVID-19

Energy in Humanitarian Contexts: Taking Stock of Progress in Light of COVID-19 25 June 2020 – 10:30am to 12:00pm . On Thursday 25th June 2020 Owen Grafham, Assistant Director for EER, Chatham House, hosted an online discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on energy planning and projects in the humanitarian setting.

Presentations were delivered by energy practitioners working on projects in Rwanda, Jordan and further afield on how the pandemic has affected the delivery and progress of finding solutions to energy needs and aspirations in the humanitarian setting:

  • Lama Gharaibeh, Climate and Energy Advisor, NORCAP
  • Philip Sandwell, Humanitarian Energy Research Associate. Imperial College London
  • Denyse Umubyeyi, Country Manager, Practical Action Rwanda
  • Jackson Mutonga, Senior Advisor, GIZ, Kenya
  • Karishma Tarannum, Environment Assistant, UNHCR Bangladesh

Transcripts and slides of the discussion will be available at a later date.

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