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Central African Republic
Congo (Republic of)
Kosovo (as per UNSCR 1244)
Mauritius & Seychelles
Papua New Guinea
Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People
Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tokelau
São Tomé and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten
Asia and the Pacific
Europe and Central Asia
United States of America
Istanbul International Centre for Private Sector in Development
Nairobi Global Centre on Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification
Oslo Governance Centre
Global Centre for Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development in Singapore
March 8, 2018
Sustainable energy is a critical element for achieving goals of immediate recovery and longer-term resilience in fragile and crisis contexts. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Arab region, where countries have experienced an expansion of conflict, drought and an unprecedented level of displacement. The ability of communities to cope with and rapidly recover from crisis hinges in many ways on their ability to regain sustainable access to energy. Energy fuels communities access to water, to social services like health and education, to transport and communication needs, and is critical for regenerating livelihoods and local economies. But too often countries affected by crisis are unable to bring back online the type of energy systems needed for an effective recovery. In such contexts, decentralized energy solutions are now receiving greater attention, as a way of meeting the needs of affected communities and setting the foundations for resilience.