Research

As researchers and policy makers seek to build resilient and sustainable energy services into their responses to humanitarian crisis and forced displacement, this project address the following research questions:

  1. How do refugees and IDPs use energy and what are their energy needs and aspirations?
  2. Based on a baseline survey of energy practice, how can displaced populations be provided with energy (for cooking, lighting and power) in a sustainable manner to enable increases in health, well-being and productivity?
  3. How can wireless sensor networks monitoring and user-driven control of energy systems be used to understand and promote/support user preferences and patterns for energy use?
  4. How can intelligent energy supply and demand systems be integrated with sustainable digital business processes to promote energy efficiency, social cohesion and economic growth in refugee communities?

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