Building Resilience through Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE)

Moving towards a Comprehensive SAFE Framework

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Globally, nearly 3 billion people rely on traditional biomass, such as fuelwood, charcoal or animal waste, as sources of fuel for cooking and heating. The multi-sectoral challenges related to energy access make it crucial to view the issue in a broader frame. FAO’s work on Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) adopts a holistic, multi-faceted approach which takes into account the mutually reinforcing linkages between energy and nutrition, disaster risks and climate change, conflict, health, gender, protection and livelihoods. This publication aims to provide a comprehensive framework for mainstreaming energy access for crisis-affected populations as a key component of overall resilience-building.



Tools and methodologies in the field

FAO has carried out rapid fuel needs assessments and woodfuel supply and demand assessments in several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda) and Southeast Asia (Bangladesh and Myanmar). These assessments can make a significant contribution to the planning of energy-related interventions for crisis-affected populations.


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