LIGHT & POWER
for Refugees in Burkina Faso
How access to clean, affordable and reliable energy has transformed the life of over 10,000 refugees from Goudoubo camp in Burkina Faso
Goudoubo refugee camp hosts over 10,000 refugees. It grew out of political and military unrest that began in Mali in January 2012 and led to a mass exodus of civilians into neighboring Burkina Faso.
Isolated from the national grid and lacking reliable access to sustainable power, the search for alternative energy is a struggle refugees are often and constantly confronted with.
We worked with the private sector to design and implement innovative market-based solutions by cooperating with host governments and national NGOs and improved the evidence base through original research and the demonstration of new approaches tried and tested in camps and host communities.
Location: The Goudoubo refugee camp (Burkina Faso)
Partners: Energy 4 Impact, Chatham House, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Principal funders: UK Department for International Development (DFID)