We are an innovation platform that aims to develop sustainable solutions for the supply of energy in refugee camps
The first project focused on the extension of the electricity grid in Adi-Harush (Shire, Ethiopia), connection to communal services and installation of public street lighting
2018 / 2021 Shaping new solutions
In this second phase the project will be extended to four refugee camps
and their respective host communities, by enhancing local capacity and improving access to basic services
2014 / 2017 Taking on the challenges
Formed in 2014 “Alianza Shire. Energy Access to Refugees and Host Communities” is a partnership designed as an innovation platform to develop solutions for improving energy supply services and quality of life in refugee camps.
The members of Alianza Shire are three leading Spanish companies in the renewable energy and lighting sector -Iberdrola, Signify (previously Philips Lighting) and ACCIONA Microenergía Foundation-, Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and the Innovation and Technology for Development Centre (itdUPM) at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.