EnDev Leaves No One Behind
Access to energy is essential if we are to provide the most vulnerable populations with electricity, sustainable cooking technologies, clean water, and economic opportunities. By working with the private sector and civil society, EnDev is supporting the development of a local market for renewable energy services in several refugee camps and host communities. In this way, interventions aim to leave no one behind on the path to universal energy access.
Creating sustainable markets in fragile contexts
In remote host communities, people often rely on harmful energy sources for their daily needs, such as charcoal, wood, kerosene, and diesel generators. Humanitarian organisations frequently overlook energy access, and when they do address it, there is a tendency to rely on low-quality freely distributed products. This approach can disrupt the development of local markets. EnDev empowers local entrepreneurs and facilitates the creation of sustainable markets. This approach enables displaced populations to access clean energy technologies for lighting, charging devices, cooking, and starting small businesses. Through successful projects, EnDev builds a strong foundation for the long-term sustainability of these systems. One of EnDev’s transformative interventions, the Smart Communities Coalition Innovation Fund, aims to bring a paradigm shift in humanitarian settings by introducing innovations that provide clean drinking water, electricity, and e-mobility in Kenya and Uganda. EnDev supports over twenty countries, twelve of which have significant populations displaced by conflict or natural disasters.Read more about EnDev’s market-based approach