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Release attending the Global Refugee Forum in Geneva


This week, Senior Project Developer, Øydis Gadeholt will represent Release at the first Global Refugee Forum to be held 17-18 December in Geneva, Switzerland. The event is hosted by the UN Refugee Agency. Øydis Gadeholt will participate in the plenary session “Green responses to refugee situations – urgent need for sustainable energy solutions” 17 December. In addition to the main event, there will be advance sessions happening at the same venue and throughout the city 16 December.

Release will be represented at the advanced session “How can the private sector contribute to the implementation of humanitarian efforts?” which will be hosted by the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations in collaboration with Innovation Norway. The session is designed to facilitate humanitarian-private partnerships and create linkages between humanitarian organisations in Geneva and Norwegian private sector actors.

The Forum will showcase impactful pledges and contributions and the exchange of good practices that call on states, refugees, development actors, the private sector, UN entities, civil society organisations, academics and faith leaders, among others, to play a part. This first Forum will focus on six main topics, including energy and infrastructure.

Read more about the programme here.

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Release is a fully scalable solar power solution offering industrial players reliable, clean and cost- efficient containerised solar power through flexible leasing agreement. The company designs, finances and installs scalable solar power plants and battery storage, securely integrated with existing power infrastructure. Focusing on medium and large energy consumers in emerging markets, we use our experience, competence and global presence to make reliable solar power available – reducing electricity costs and increase energy independence. Visit www.releasesolar.com for more information.

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