Renewable Energy Breakthrough into Refugee Camps Share Share

Refugee camps are complex operations, often set in off-grid areas, that require thorough planning and complex infrastructure to guarantee the delivery of services and the wellbeing of their residents. Access to energy is primordial is of particular importance, yet this issue has never been addressed as an integrated and cross-sectorial issue.


Given the central role of energy, Hamed Ziadé worked with UNHCR to develop a tool that allows field officers and camp planners to calculate the power and energy budget inside refugee camps. Based on the calculated budgets, he proposed innovative, suitable and affordable renewable energy solutions and smart power management infrastructures for refugee camp settings.



Hamed Ziade


UNHCR – Geneva


18 February 2013
03 September 2013


Maher Kayal