In response to the massive earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, in its role as Co-Chair of the Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) Humanitarian Working Group, coordinated efforts among humanitarian response agencies, community-based organizations, international NGOs, private companies, and the Government of Nepal. They assessed energy needs and responded with distributions of solar lamps, fuel efficient cookstoves, off-grid power systems, mobile charging units, and other critical energy supplies to earthquake survivors. A total of 86,147 products were delivered by the organisations who participated in the coordination. This case study describes the coordination process, its long term outcomes, and several tools that facilitates response.
Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Coordinating Energy Access in Emergencies: A Case Study on the Nepal Earthquake. Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Washinton DC, USA (2016), 4p