The research partnership between Energy 4 Impact and the UK aid-funded Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) programme continues with the launch of the third report in our joint Financing Clean Cooking series. The report Clean Cooking: Structuring Concessions for Displaced People looks at the potential for clean cooking concessions in refugee camps and other displacement settings.
Several of the largest refugee camps in the world can be found in sub-Saharan Africa and cooking with charcoal and firewood is the norm within these camps. Not only does this harm the environment, it also causes health problems and premature deaths through indoor air pollution. Humanitarian efforts have therefore focussed on bringing modern energy cooking solutions to the camps