Greenshields Cowie has been providing freight forwarding services to Crown Agents and its partners who are supporting the Moving Energy Initiative (MEI) in their mission to demonstrate how innovation within the humanitarian sector can improve access to sustainable energy among displaced populations and camp operators. The solution to MEI’s call for proposals for Low Carbon Projects in Displacement Settings is to trial a Solar ICT and Learning Hub for the displaced community living within Kakuma Refugee Camp and its Host Community.
Greenshields Cowie’s role was to deliver a solar-powered ICT ‘classroom in a box’, including Aleutia’s innovative SolarEnabler, solar panels and 20 Rugged PCs (requiring 10% the power of normal PCs) from the UK into Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya. We also worked with Stonehouse, a Kenyan supplier who provided the outer structure of the hub so we worked with them to combine the deliveries so that all the components arrived onsite in accordance with the delivery schedule. Despite the challenges of collapsed bridges and changing delivery routes, the project was delivered on time and has been a resounding success! This has been a really exciting and inspiring first project with MEI that has great potential to be upscaled for other displaced settings in the future.