Clean Energy Challenge Roundtable - Türkiye
The project in brief
The project began Jan 2021- Ended March 2021
(The project is part of a larger Globesight initiative to Mobilise the private sector towards Clean Energy Access as part of the Clean Energy Challenge)
As a founding member of the #CleanEnergyChallenge in partnership with UNHCR, announced during the Global Refugee Forum, Globesight committed to mobilize the private sector around the Challenge in a number of countries with significant refugee populations through high-level roundtable discussions with key stakeholders. This Outcomes Report highlights the key findings on clean energy access from the initiative in Türkiye.
Mobilizing the private sector around the Challenge in several countries with significant refugee populations through high-level convenings with key stakeholders.
Main activities of the Good Practice
As a core founding member of the Challenge, Globesight committed to mobilizing the private sector around the Challenge in several countries with significant refugee populations through high-level convenings with key stakeholders, focusing on good practices and innovative approaches initiated or involving the private sector and bearing substantial potential for scalability and replication, and key partnerships to lift obstacles and grow a conducive environment prone to improve access to clean and sustainable energy for displaced and host communities. The connectivity and coalition-building work undertaken in Türkiye from February 2021 led to the organization of a Roundtable, the establishment of a Working Group, and the launch of a Report (Fostering private sector engagement to advance clean energy access in displaced communities in Türkiye).
The round-table was held in partnership with TÜRKONFED (Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation), and with the support of the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI).
Results of the Good Practice
A working group among the Turkish private sector and key stakeholders were formed in order to move the project forward and implement tangible solutions to help host communities.
How the project meets the GCR Objectives
Objective 1: Ease the pressures on host countries
By mobilising the private sector around clean energy access, the roundtable and report enabled a platform for innovative thinking and partnerships to enable solutions and opportunities to expand on clean energy access within host communities. Two key findings from the roundtable included: 1) New initiatives around economic empowerment can unlock the potential of displaced communities and 2) Integrated multisectoral collaboration is required for sustainable and viable impact in Türkiye and beyond.
The project will continue through the working group, and will also expand into other geographies.
Further support required for the project to continue or scale up
Implementation and ongoing project management (hosting of the working group etc..)