About us

Created on December 2013, Alianza Shire is the first multistakeholder partnership for humanitarian action in Spain. Five entities from the public, private, and academic sectors collaborate to develop energy supply solutions that improve the services and quality of life of refugee populations.

We develop innovative and sustainable solutions - energy and lighting services - in which training in entrepreneurship programs are included, as well as the sharing of our experience and lessons learned with the international humanitarian community.

Currently, the Alliance works in four refugee camps in the Shire area (Northern Ethiopia), and their respective host communities, reaching more than 40,000 people.

Alianza Shire members:

aecid

The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) is the bilateral body for development in Spain. The AECID currently works in 30 countries through a network of Technical Cooperation Offices, Cultural and Training Centres.

In Ethiopia, AECID has a Technical Cooperation Office in Addis Ababa that has been in operation since 2007. In this partnership AECID will provide institutional support as well as partially project funding.

Acciona.org

acciona.org, The Energy & Water Foundation
acciona.org is the ACCIONA's foundation. ACCIONA is a global company providing solutions of energy, water and other services and infrastructures with a business model based on sustainability.

acciona.org meets those needs at the base of the pyramid, through innovative service delivery models adapted to the development cooperation setting. Thus it mitigates inequalities and poverty and it improves health, education, work, environment, etc. of thousand people, contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Iberdrola
Iberdrola is a world leader in wind energy and one of the world’s top energy suppliers. The largest social development project in which Iberdrola has participated is “Luz para todos” (Light for All) in Brazil.

Iberdrola’s participation in the project is based upon its organizational, technical, logistics and purchasing capacities.

 

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itdUPM
The Innovation and Technology for Development Centre (itdUPM) is the research centre leading the project. Acting as a partnership broker among the parties involved, itdUPM will work throughout the project to: provide members of the University staff as focal points in the field in the Shire region when necessary; offer different skills from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) through their longstanding tradition of conducting collaborative research with industry, as well as providing appropriate facilities for testing and calibrating equipment.

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Signify
Signify, the global leader in lighting products, systems and services, delivers innovations that unlock business value, providing rich user experiences that help improve lives. Serving professional and consumer markets, Signify lead the industry in leveraging the Internet of Things to transform homes, buildings and urban spaces. In 2016 they invest in R&D the 5% of our revenues, bringing innovation in lighting. At the same time, 78% of total Signify sales are in Green Products.

In collaboration with:

unhcr

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
UNHCR is mandated by the United Nations to lead and coordinate international action for the worldwide protection of refugees and the resolution of refugee problems. UNHCR’s primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees.

UNHCR’s role within the partnership will be to provide a problem diagnosis and evaluate the pilot project. UNHCR will support the partnership in applying for further funding from institutions such as the Humanitarian Innovation Fund in order to scale-up and replicate the work of the partnership.

Alianza Shire adopts the World Refugee Pact from December 2018, the New York Declaration of September 2016 and the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) as a theoretical framework. 

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Contact

Winners of go!ODS 2018 go!ODS 2018

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Humanitarian Energy Award Milan, April 2018

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AECID Inglés

This website was created and maintained with the financial support of the European Union through the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID)

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