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1st Edition

Energy Access and Forced Migration

Edited By

Owen Grafham

ISBN 9781138543386
Published December 11, 2019 by Routledge
208 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This edited collection brings together a selection of expert authors and draws on a wide range of case studies, geographies, and perspectives to explore the links between forced migration and energy access.

This book addresses the paucity of academic study on how energy is delivered to the millions of people currently forcibly displaced. The contributions throughout assess the current energy governance regimes, models of delivery, and innovative solutions that are dictating how energy is – and can be – provided to those who have been forced to move away from their homes. By bringing together author-teams of practitioners, academics, businesses, and policy makers, this collection encourages interdisciplinary dialogue about the best way of approaching energy provision for the forcibly displaced.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of energy access and policy, environmental justice and equity, and migration and refugee studies.

Table of Contents

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List of Contributors


Owen Grafham

Part 1: Framing Energy-Access and Forced Migration

1 Leaving No-one Behind: Global Governance of Energy in the Humanitarian Sector

Sarah Rosenberg-Jansen

2. The Migration-Energy Nexus in International Policy

Eva Mach

3. Global Patterns of Forced Displacement and Energy Response

Glada Lahn and Owen Grafham

Part 2: Evolving Approaches

4. Energy in the Response to an Urban Refugee Crisis: The Case of Solarising Public Buildings in Jordan

Elias Jourdi, Lama Gharaibeh and Shada Qahoush

5. Towards Community Energy Resilience

Long Seng To and Niraj Subedi

6. Incentivizing Market Mechanisms for Access to Energy

Raffaella Bellanca

7. The Role of Market Systems in Delivering Energy Access in Humanitarian Settings: The Case of Burkina Faso

Mattia Vianello and Anoushka Boodhna

8. Vulnerability of Women and Girls in Refugee Settings: Considerations for Energy Programming

Tamsin Bradley and Katherine Liakos

Part 3: Future Opportunities and Solutions

9. Overcoming the Data Wall: Harnessing Big Data to Understand the Energy Needs of Off-Grid Communities and the Displaced

Iwona Bisaga and Mansoor Hamayun

10. Remote Sensing Technology and Energy Applications in Refugee Camps

Jonathan Nixon and Professor Elena Gaura

11. Circular Economy in Refugee Camps

Diego Hakspiel and Johanna Lehne


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Owen Grafham is Department Manager of the Energy, Environment and Resources Department at The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, UK