1st Edition

Energy Access and Forced Migration

Edited By Owen Grafham Copyright 2020
    208 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    208 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    List of Figures

    List of Tables


    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



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