An Integrated Approach to Support Access to Energy

Event: Virtual Asia Clean Energy Forum 2020

An Integrated Approach to Support Access to Energy

17 June 2020
Author / Speaker: 
Pamli Deka, World Resources Institute (WRI) India - Other materials by the author

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Electricity is a basic requirement for providing health services but many geographies lack reliable, accessible, and sustainable forms of energy. Where electricity is available, power quality is poor and diesel generators come are used. The on-going pandemic further impresses the need for robust health, water, sanitation infrastructure in the developing world. World Resources Institute (WRI) is working across multiple geographies in India to develop an integrated approach involving multiple government and non-government stakeholders to improve the energy access situation of the health sector by exploring Renewable energy solutions. The current approach of government departments to work in silos has not yielded in an integrated development approach resulting in gaps in the electrification process of the health sector.

This presentation by WRI elaborated on how to build an integrated approach for electrifying the health sector. It used examples from WRI’s work with health partners in India and East Africa. And focused on the four key components of the ecosystem – data, technology, finance, and policy. With this approach, different agencies - international and national development organizations can come together to address the problems of power deficit for the health sector while ensuring the quality health services. Making it possible to achieve the SDG outcomes for good health and well being (SDG 3) and for clean water and sanitation (SDG6). 

Geographical Focus: 
Regional - Asia
Type of Content: 
Learning Event


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