November 21st. (Un)likely Dialogs: Lab Shire, from design to action

Talleres con personas refugiadas en Shire

The event will be streaming online through the following link:

On November 21st, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., we will be holding an (un)likely dialogue on the technical design of phase II of Alianza Shire, which will be open to the public in the itdUPM building.

In this phase, which will run until 2021, we are working to improve living conditions in four refugee camps in Shire (Northern Ethiopia), as well as in the host communities of these camps.

The project has two components: one focused on access to electricity in shared facilities (on-grid), and another on access to electricity through renewable energy in homes and small businesses (off-grid).


  • Presentation of Lab Shire by Carlos Mataix, director of itdUPM, and Cristina Gutiérrez, director of the Humanitarian Action Office.
  • The situation of Eritrean refugees and the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), presented by a representative of UNHCR
  • The 2018-2021 project. Lessons learned from the first phase and overall design of the second phase, by Manuel Pastor of the Alianza Shire technical team.
  • Off-grid component, by Julio Eisman from
  • On-grid component, by representatives from the Iberdrola and Signify technical team.
  • Dialogue with the public.

The event will be streaming online through the following link:

Follow the event in twitter: #AlianzaShireWhen: Thursday, November 21st, 14:30 to 16:00

Place: itdUPM (see mapa)