Powering Healthcare: Approaches to Delivering Sustainable Energy Solutions in the Health Sector (Webinar)

28 February 2017

9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time | 3:00 p.m. Central European Time
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This webinar, hosted by the Clean Energy Solutions Center and the UN Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network, is the second in the Powering Healthcare series dedicated to the topic of sustainable energy solutions for health facilities. Building on an introductory webinar, this webinar will explore different approaches to delivering energy solutions to healthcare facilities in resource constrained environments. The webinar series is part of the UN Foundation’s contribution to a broader program of work, Energy for Women’s and Children’s Health (EfWCH), which is co-led by the World Health Organization (WHO), UN Women, and the UN Foundation in support of Sustainable Energy for All.

The speakers in this webinar represent a variety of different projects and approaches to electrifying health facilities and will discuss the various technical, institutional and operational considerations that shaped their interventions. Following introductory presentations, this webinar will take the form of a conversation between the speakers.

Luc Severi, Manager Energy Access at United Nations Foundation, will provide an introduction to the webinar topic and how it builds on the introductory session to this series organized in July 2016. Luc will also discuss UN Foundation’s ongoing interventions in the energy-health nexus.

Tinyan Ogiehor, Technical Advisor – Solar PV at Solar Nigeria Programme, will introduce the work Adam Smith International has been managing in Nigeria under the Solar Nigeria Programme, which includes the electrification of health facilities.

Virginia Taborda, Director of Business Development at SolarKiosk, will provide an overview of SolarKiosk’s recent launch of its Connected Solar Clinic in Jordan.

Laura Stachel, M.D., M.P.H., Executive Director and Co-Founder at We Care Solar, will introduce We Care Solar’s work lighting up births in multiple countries across sub-Saharan Africa, including in Uganda and Liberia.

The recording of the webinar will be available via the Clean Energy Solutions Center training page approximately one week after the event.

The hashtags #PNwebinar and #PoweringHealthcare will be used on social media during the webinar.

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