Category Archives: Energy

Who will do the work of linking different activities in order to impact sustainability in humanitarian markets? The benefits of the Gaia Project according to stakeholders

As you know, I conducted a workshop in Addis Abeba in october. Present at the workshop were ARRA (Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs), the UNHCR, the Horn of Africa Regional Environment Center and Network, Mekelle University (Mechanical Faculty), the … Continue reading

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International energy stakeholder workshop in Addis Abeba

A stakeholder workshop was held at the Jupiter Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia a few weeks back. Participants at the workshop included two researchers from the department of product design at NTNU (including myself), the three master students conducting the … Continue reading

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Kebribeyah refugee camp

Last week, we spoke to five families about their experiences with the Dometic CleanCook stove and ethanol as a fuel alternative. The women we spoke to arrived to Kebribeyah in Eastern Ethiopia 22 years ago, when they were little girls. … Continue reading

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The perfect day for testing solar cookers

It is a bit ironic that a solar cooker technology is being developed in Trondheim, where there hardly is any sun. The days of clear blue sky with no clouds are almost unheard of. This means that the scientists have … Continue reading

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Small scale alternative energy in Ethiopia

I’ve just returned from a week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to conduct some initial context-specific background research. Before leaving, I was interested in knowing, what are the specific challenges to introducing small-scale sustainable energy technologies in Ethiopia, for humanitarian purposes? … Continue reading

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Business development for renewable energy enerprises in Africa – seminar the 16th of April

Yesterday I was lucky to take part in the seminar “Business development for renewable enterprises in Africa” at GrĂĽndernes hus in Oslo. The Seminar was organized by Norges Vel and the Swedish-Norwegian project. The project is funded by Tillväxtverket, Innovation … Continue reading

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Workshop on energy access for humanitarian action in Oslo, 4th of June 2013

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Gaia Project video Have a look at this video if you are interested in knowing more about the challenges and the reasons for providing sustainable, life-changing energy solutions to refugee camps. “Cooking like never before, refugees lives are transformed thanks by a … Continue reading

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Keys to performance in humanitarian design – first conference paper submitted!

My first conference paper has been submitted, to the International Social Innovation Research Conference at London South Bank University and the Nordcode Conference at Roskilde University. Please contact me if you would like me to e-mail you the full-lenght version: … Continue reading

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