Leading organization:

COOPI - Cooperazione internazionale                                   Logo a colori in orizzontale senza pay off

COOPI - Cooperazione internazionaleis a secular and independent humanitarian foundation established in 1965. During 50 years of activity, it has carried out more than 1.400 projects in 59 countries, providing a direct benefit to over 80 millions of people. Currently it works in 25 countries.

COOPI supports population affected by disasters and conflicts and facilitates sustainable development processes. COOPI adopts an integrated approach in promoting sustainable development by linking different sectors and thematic (food security, water and sanitation, nutrition, health, disaster risk reduction, protection, education, health, gender).

COOPI is also committed to the Child Sponsorship programme in 8 countries, awareness and fund-raising campaigns, and master-level teaching.

COOPI collaborates with local stakeholders and coordinates its activities with other humanitarian actors, and it is part of several NGOs associations and forums. It is supported by international donors, local institutions, foundations, private companies, and individuals.

COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale is the leading agency of the SET4food project. It is in charge of the overall coordination, as well as the implementation of pilot projects. It also organizes in-presence trainings and public events, and provides, with Politecnico di Milano, contents and teaching for in-presence trainings and the e-learning course.

Website: www.coopi.org


Politecnico di Milano                                                                   Logo Polimi

The Politecnico di Milano is one of the most outstanding universities in Europe, ranked 28th in the world and 8th in Europe among technical universities, according to the QS World University Ranking – Engineering & Technology 2014. Founded in 1863, it is the largest school of architecture, design and engineering in Italy, with three main campuses located in Milan, the heart of fashion and design industries and the venue of Expo 2015, and five more premises around the Lombardy region. The Politecnico di Milano is organized into 12 departments, responsible for planning of the research strategies, and 6 schools, responsible for the organization of education. Two departments out of 12 are part of the SET4food project.

The Department of Energy, born on January 2008, gather 16 research groups and over 250 people (professors, technical and administrative staff, research fellows and PhD students) working as one structure. The mission is to push forward technical and scientific competences in the energy sector is achieved by means of high-level education, fundamental and applied research, technology transfer to industry. Website: www.energia.polimi.it

The Department of Architecture, Built environment and Construction engineering (ABC) is a scientific and cultural project based on extensive research and teaching experience on planning, design, production and management, in the field of architecture and civil engineering. The Department aims at facing present challenges for an overall improvement of territorial assets, urban development, and of the built environment. Website: www.abc.polimi.it

The Department of METID (Innovative Methods and Technologies for Learning) has operated since 1996 to foster the commitment of PolitMi to teaching and learning innovation. To this aim, METID is devoted to design, develop, and deliver e-learning and e-collaboration services. Website: www.metid.polimi.it

Politecnico di Milano (PoliMi) is an implementing partner of the SET4food project. It is in charge of developing Set4food technical and digital tools: the Decision Support System (DSS), the Technical Guidelines, M&E procedures, Impact evaluation framework and the ENERGYCoP online platform. It also supports the project on technical and content related aspects through trainings in collaboration with COOPI. PoliMi will capitalize the project findings through scientific papers.

Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE)                                                SAFE Logo RGB

The Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) Humanitarian Working Group is a consortium of partners working to facilitate a more coordinated, predictable, timely, and effective response to the fuel and energy needs of crisis-affected populations. Its members include UNHCR, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, WFP, FAO, Mercy Corps, and other key agencies. Each partner contributes specific expertise critical to addressing the energy needs for the world's most vulnerable populations, and the group is committed to ensuring that stakeholders at all levels take action to achieve large-scale impact and long-lasting sustainable outcomes through energy access.

Originally established as the Task Force on Safe Access to Firewood and Alternative Energy under the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) from 2007-2009, the SAFE Working Group now serves as the central global coordination mechanism for humanitarian response to cooking, lighting, heating, and powering needs among displaced people – connecting humanitarian, private sector, and energy actors to improve energy access in crisis settings.

The SAFE Working Group contributed its diverse network of partners, the expertise of its members, and existing databases of SAFE projects, resources, and tools to achieve the goals of the SET4Food Project. The Working Group currently hosts ENERGYCoP to facilitate greater knowledge and information sharing among the members of the SAFE Community.

Website: www.safefuelandenergy.org

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves                                             Global Aliance Clean Cookstoves blue v2 Transparent

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (Alliance) is a public-private partnership hosted by the UN Foundation to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions. The Alliance’s 100 by ‘20 goal calls for 100 million households to adopt clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels by 2020. The Alliance works with a strong network of public, private, and non-profit partners to accelerate the production, deployment, and use of clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels in developing countries.

The Alliance has been committed to reaching the world’s most vulnerable populations since its launch. Its targeted humanitarian program complements and leverages its market-based work and diverse partner base to increase access to cooking solutions in humanitarian settings, such as refugee camps and areas affected by natural disaster.

The Alliance facilitated the integration of SET4Food activities with those of the SAFE Humanitarian Working Group and, in partnership with WFP and FAO, represented SAFE in the project. The Alliance worked closely with COOPI to develop ENERGYCoP and incorporate it into www.safefuelandenergy.org , which the Alliance has hosted since 2014. The Alliance also hosted the 2016 SAFE Humanitarian Workshop with SET4Food and supported the dissemination of all SET4Food activities and tools to the SAFE community.

Website: www.cleancookstoves.org

World Food Programme                                                                                 WFP

Assisting 80 million people in around 80 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

Recognizing that the delivery of food assistance should not be separated from the multiple challenges associated with properly cooking this food – whether it be safety, health, or environmental challenges – WFP had by 2015 reached more than 6 million displaced persons through the Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) initiative. WFP is now committed to scale up its SAFE programmes to reach 10 million people by 2020.

Through SAFE, WFP implements an innovative combination of interventions and activities aiming to address the multiple challenges faced in accessing cooking fuel for the most vulnerable in humanitarian, transition, and development settings. SAFE adopts a holistic approach that focuses on reducing people’s exposure to protection, nutrition, and health threats, and to build their resilience and ability to achieve long-term food security. The programme is tailored to the local context, engaging with communities and governments to increase people’s access to efficient and alternative cooking fuel and energy technologies.

As a member and co-chair of the SAFE Humanitarian Working Group, WFP will continue to contribute to global efforts in sharing knowledge and expertise, building capacity and raising awareness for SAFE on multiple levels. Under the partnership with SET4food, WFP brings its many years of experience and expertise on designing and implementing SAFE energy- and livelihood related programmes.

Website: www.wfp.org/safe


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) works to ensure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active and healthy lives. FAO strives to eradicate hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition, as well as to eliminate poverty. FAO seeks to do this by driving economic and social progress forward for all while sustainably managing and utilizing natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations. A key component of FAO’s work is focused on building the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises.

FAO is a member of the inter-agency SAFE Humanitarian Working Group, along with WFP, UNHCR and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. FAO’s work on Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) adopts a holistic, multi-faceted approach. It takes into account the mutually reinforcing linkages between energy and environment, nutrition, health, gender, protection and livelihoods and contributes to food security and environmental sustainability by advocating for and responding to the energy needs of crisis-affected populations. FAO is planning and implementing SAFE activities in various countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.

FAO is a key partner in the SET4food project together with COOPI and the World Food Programme and is responsible for contributing to the development of the Energy Community of Practice, the dissemination of tools and resources and the organization of an international event on the topic of energy in humanitarian settings. FAO's role in the SET4food project is strongly tied to its involvement in the Safe access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) Humanitarian Working Group.

Website: www.fao.org/energy/emergencies/en/


SET4food is a project developed by:                                                                                                                                

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