Clean Energy Challenge: Fostering Private Sector Engagement to Advance Clean Energy Access in Displaced Settings in Turkey

Author: Globesight | 24 May 2021

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 Turkey. 



Key Insights

  1. There needs to be  a collective vision for universal clean energy access
  2. There are significant opportunities for the renewable energy sector in Turkey
  3. There is a nexus of displacement, clean energy, and gender equality in Turkey
  4. New initiatives around economic empowerment can unlock the potential of displaced communities
  5. Integrated multisectoral collaboration is required for sustainable and viable impact in Turkey and beyond
  6. There is a need to coordinate and share lessons across stakeholders

Focus Areas

Aligned with Sustainable Development Goals 7 and 13, the Challenge is an effort by individuals, businesses, and organizations from all over the world to bring systemic change to displacement settings by replacing unsustainable energy with clean, modern energy sources that can be used for households, community services, and humanitarian operations. The report explores the intersection of renewable energy, refugee response, and gender equality (Goal 5), in achieving the vision of ensuring clean energy access in settings where climate change and displacement have disproportionate impacts.


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).