EADP Announces Workshop Series on Collaborative Solutions for Local Energy Access in Conflict-Affected Areas The Energy Access and Development Program (EADP) is excited to announce an interactive workshop series dedicated to examining how various stakeholders can collaborate to devise innovative solutions and strategies for achieving sustainable energy access on the local level in conflict-affected areas. Recent events have demonstrated the devastating impact of conflicts on energy, water, and health systems, emphasizing the need for collaborative and innovative (off-grid) solutions to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.
This workshop series will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders, including businesses, policymakers, NGOs, development agencies, academics, civil society, and local authorities. Participants will explore the energy-conflict nexus, discuss development policy recommendations, and collaborate on cross-sectoral approaches to achieving sustainable off-grid energy solutions in vulnerable regions.
Building on EADP’s extensive work both in research and on the ground, project KiKi ("Kritische Infrastruktur in Krisen: Lokale Perspektiven auf die Rolle von Energie in Kriegen und Konflikten") aims to emphasize the importance of maintaining and rebuilding energy infrastructure in conflict-affected areas, while fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange among stakeholders. By focusing on local solutions, the series will empower participants to develop targeted strategies for achieving the seventh Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 7) and support sustainable development in these vulnerable areas.
The workshop series, hosted by EADP and supported by the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), is funded by Engagement Global and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Stay tuned for more information on this important workshop series, including event dates and registration details. Together, we can work towards creating a brighter and more sustainable future for conflict-affected regions through innovative off-grid energy solutions.