Alleviating the Impacts of Gaza’s Energy Crisis on Population’s Well-being through Sustainable Electricity Generating Technology

 

Funded by British Academy as part of Urban Infrastructures of Well-Being program. This project aims to assess the impact of electricity shortage on the general population’s and refugees health and well-being and to co-develop a novel pilot plant to provide clean and affordable electricity using the abundant solar energy. The main objectives of the project include:

  1. Using a comprehensive and methodological study, evaluate the spatial and time distribution of electricity in Gaza Strip.
  2. Survey and quantify the measures used to bridge the gap between household supply and demand for electricity and the impact of those measures on their well-being in terms of physical and mental health, environmental health and cost.
  3. Survey the everyday lives of Gaza’s general population and refugees and their living conditions. This will involve an intersectional approach to health and well-being which will focus on specific needs of the community, with a particular focus on the most vulnerable members like women, elderly and the disabled.
  4. Facilitate the development of co-produced, multidisciplinary research to inform public health provision and strengthen local and international capacity for implementing research designed to address challenges in public health delivery.
  5. Co-develop a new engineering solution with the community, to be used as pilot plant for producing electricity using solar energy.