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:
- Using a comprehensive and methodological study, evaluate the spatial and time distribution of electricity in Gaza Strip.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Co-develop a new engineering solution with the community, to be used as pilot plant for producing electricity using solar energy.