Practitioner's Resource Kit: Environmental Management in Humanitarian Operations




Cooking Options in Refugee Situations. A Handbook of Experiences in Energy Conservation and Alternative Fuels 

Summary of practical ideas for the domestic energy sector in refugee situations – a sector that probably has a greater impact on the environment than any other. It covers both proven and experimental ways in which to balance demand for energy with available supply

Les options en matière de cuisson des aliments dans les situations liées aux réfugiés 

French version


IASC Task force SAFE


Decision Tree Diagrams on Factors Affecting Choice of Fuel Strategy in Humanitarian Settings 

The Diagrams present a clear means of determining which factors should influence the choice of fuel strategy in an individual setting, based on simple responses to a series of questions about local priorities, access, availability, etc. The term "strategy" is used to reflect the fact that many settings may require more than one type of fuel or energy technology, especially over the long term.

Matrix on Agency Roles and Responsibilites for Ensuring a Coordinated, Multi-Sectoral Fuel Strategy in Humanitarian Settings 

This Matrix is targeted to field-based actors from a range of response sectors: camp coordination/camp management; emergency shelter; environment/natural resource management; food/nutrition; health; information/education/communication; livelihoods/development/food security; and protection. Its goal is to provide a practical tool for determining the priority activities that must be undertaken in the development of an effective, multi-sectoral fuel strategy.

These two tools can be found on the dedicated website International Network on Household Energy in Humanitarian Settings (linked to not working).