Building inclusive energy systems for the extreme poor, displaced and last mile communities (Practical Action)

Access to energy services poses a significant challenge for an estimated 675 million people in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia, particularly those living in extreme poverty, displacement, or remote areas.

In this panel discussion, we will delve into the possibilities of fostering a sustainable and equitable energy transition that leaves no one behind. Bringing together experts from the development and humanitarian sector, a last mile distributor and a refugee, this discussion aims to share fresh insights and experiences regarding the obstacles and prospects of establishing energy market systems for marginalized communities, including the extreme poor, the displaced, and those in hard-to-reach locations.

Policy makers, donors, investors, and practitioners with a shared ambition to expand the reach and impact of sustainable energy to the most disadvantaged and isolated communities will be excited to participate in this engaging side event.

Opening by Moderator, Mattia Vianello, Head of Energy, Practical Action

Denise Umubeyeyi, Rwanda Country Director, Practical Action
Megan Taebeur, Programme Manager, Global Platform for Action
Maryam Javan Shahraki, Representative of UNIDO and the Head of UNIDO Country Office in Iran
Brave Mhonie, General Manager, SunnyMoney

Closing Remarks by Chantal Umutoni Rutazarira, Refugee and Participants, Practical Action RE4R I Programme


Nov 03 2023


11:00 am - 12:00 pm