Powering humanitarian action

Powering humanitarian action

Providing crucial public and non-public services (such as healthcare, education, etc.) in the humanitarian space often is a challenging task. This is due to the fact that refugee camps (roughly 22 % of refugees live in refugee camps) and humanitarian crisis often present unique challenges due to remote settings that are poorly accessible by roads, and often have a limited power supply.

Solarkiosk’s unique solutions and experience made us a leading provider for sustainable self-powered (solar-) infrastructure solutions and integrated business plans that enable humanitarian organizations to deliver life-saving services to impacted population and refugee population to gain livelihoods.

Here some selected references of how Solarkiosk was able to support humanitarian organization in the important work.

Helping local governments fighting the COVID-19 crisis

Delivering testing and vaccination services to the general population in Indonesia can be a challenging task, considering the difficult geography of Indonesia. Upon request from local governments, Solarkiosk has re-designed its solar power integrated E-HUBB, and integrated its Solar powered Plug and Play solar powered vaccine fridge​ and other technologies to deliver turnkey pre-fabricated, solar powered vaccination and test centers, enabling the local governments to deliver reliable services to fight the pandemic within the communities.

Deliver reliable healthcare services to refugees

Using its solar power integrated E-HUBB, Solarkiosk has integrated healthcare appliances to deliver Connected Solar Clinics. The prefabricate, modular, kit-of-part, multi-functional E-HUBB technology design is ideal to establish healthcare infrastructure in the most difficult to access areas of this world. Our connected Solar Clinic in the Mafraq Governorate in Jordan, in partnership with Siemens Stiftung and Siemens Healthcare partners, is operated by the Jordanian Ministry of Health) who is now able to deliver quality healthcare services to refuges as well as host communities.

Our connected Solar Mini Clinics, turned into healthcare stations for traumatized women in the world’s biggest refugee camp of Cox Bazaar, in partnership with HOPE Foundation for women and children in Bangladesh and 8minutesenergy, helped adding much needed capacity to medically treat patients in distress.

The clinics include and power lifesaving healthcare appliances, such as e.g.:

  • haematology lab
  • ultrasound device
  • urine analysis device
  • refrigerator for vaccines
  • ECG devices
  • router for Wifi connectivity
  • computer connected to an e-health platform

Connected solar school delivers online education to refugee children

The solar power integrated E-HUBB, which we have established in the Al Zataari refugee camp for Syrian refugees, can be transformed into a Connected Solar School unit. It is able to provide renewable energy and connectivity equipment give access to online learning content for school children, teacher, trainers and administrators. It can further charge and power:

  • Lights for education in ambient light
  • Laptop and tablets
  • Projectors
  • Online technology, such as satellite systems / routers
  • Scanners
  • Printer
  • Photocopy machines
  • Mobile phone charging
  • Television
  • Etc.

The pre-fabricated education solution can be transported and implement in the most challenging environments of this world, such as in the example of the Connected Solar School that is operated by Relief International and hosted by UNICEF in the Za’atari refugee camp.