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

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, International Organization for Migration, GIZ, World Food Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Chatham House, Practical Action, UNEP, UNDP, Clean Cooking Alliance, MercyCorps, Sustainable Energy for All, SNV, Lifeline Fund, and MECS.

The Coordination Unit is responsible for the day-to-day coordination of activities associated to 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 Federal Foreign Office of Germany, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign AffairsNORCAP and IKEA Foundation.

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: 13/04/2023