As there is no energy cluster in the humanitarian sector and energy is a cross-cutting topic, the GPA has been established to deliver the goals of the GPA Framework. The Platform consists of a Steering Group and Coordination Unit that facilitate systemic, collective action on a needs basis. The GPA Terms of Reference is available here for detailed information on the roles and responsibilities of the member organizations. 

The Steering Group is the primary body responsible for the overall direction, development and implementation of the GPA at the global level. It includes representatives from the following organisations:  UNITAR, UNHCR, IOM, GIZ, WFP, FAO, Chatham House, Practical Action, UNEP, UNDP, Clean Cooking Alliance, Mercy Corps, Sustainable Energy for All, SNV, Lifeline Fund, and MECS.

The Coordination Unit is responsible for the day-to-day coordination of activities associated with the GPA Framework, ensuring progress towards its goals, streamlining efforts of key stakeholders and the implementation of the GPA activities. It is hosted by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and kindly supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Federal Foreign Office of GermanyThe International Climate Initiative (IKI)NORCAPIKEA Foundation, and the FCDO's Transforming Energy Access Programme.

In addition, the Steering Group and the Coordination Unit work to strengthen and mobilize the growing Humanitarian Energy community of practitioners and policy-makers through activities, advocacy and communications.  

Last updated: 16/01/2024