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TAREA advocacy on scaling up access to the sustainable energy technologies

TAREA has been working to advocate the Government of Tanzania in building enabling environment in scaling up access to the use of sustainable renewable energy technologies.

In the year 2017 TAREA continued with its efforts of advocating better environment of doing business and enabling access to the sustainable energy. It asked Government of Tanzania for removal of VATs on direct current water pumps to increase agricultural production through irrigation and solar lanterns for fishing to increase fish-catch and stimulate the increase of fish industrial processing. In addition, the effort has the impact of clean environment as the use of petrol water pumps and kerosene pressure lamps have a measurable impacts on the environment. On other hand the initiative will increase the business opportunities in renewable energy sector, agriculture and fish industry. Thanks to the Minister of Finance and Planning that received the requests and promised to consider them.

The other advocacy initiatives were:  Meeting with National Environment Management Authority (NEMC) asking to develop the regulations on the battery wastes deposition, despite of TAREA being a business association, it is responsible for safe and clean environment; and  The second agenda with NEMC was asking for the exemption of the solar mini-grid of the capacity up to 1MW on conducting Environmental Social Impact Assessment (ESIA).


TAREA Building Capacity of Tanzania District Councils

Tanzania energy sector is centralized at the national level. The structure of the Ministry of Energy not being represented at the district level has been one of the delaying factors of the efforts of accelerating access to the sustainable renewable energy as there is no contact persons at the lower level in the most of district councils.

TAREA cooperating with Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) started the initiatives of training planning human capacity of Regional Administration and Local Government Administration on renewable energy management.

Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) supported the training in the regions of Geita, Kagera, Kigoma and Tabora. Rural Energy Agency (REA) supported training in the regions of Katavi and Rukwa, and in 2017 Beruflichen Fortbildungszentren der Bayerischen Wirtschaft (bfz) gGmbH supported training in Mwanza region.

The aim is covering all regions of Tanzania Mainland. The initiative will result:

  • District councils having renewable energy contact persons for developers
  • Mainstreaming the renewable technologies in the development plans
  • Sustainability of installed renewable energy systems
  • Renewable energy business scale up and
  • Increased access to the sustainable renewable energy technologies.

TAREA is inviting more partners to support the initiative.


Promotion of renewable energy through school clubs in Manyara, Tanzania

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19 Solar Installers Trained in Morogoro

TAREA through Commission for Science and Technology received a financial support from the Climate Technology Network (Denmark) that enabled training of 19 solar photovoltaic installers in the month of November, 2017.

The training was used to pilot training program that will be used for capacitating solar installers that will be able to undergo process of accreditation by Vocational Education and Vocational Training Authority.

9 practising solar installers participated in facilitation of the training, supporting pedagogic part.

The newly trained solar installers are qualified for carrying out quality solar home system installations.

Employers are encouraged to contact TAREA Secretariat for the recruitment of new manpower.


Aiming at increased renewable energy in Tanzania

<p>From the 17th of October to the 19th of October the Climate Action Network, a network of NGOs dedicated to the fight against climate change, together with the German aid organization “Brot für die Welt” (Bread for the World) and the world Future Contact hosted a three-day seminar, which consisted of presentations by various experts in the field of renewable energies and group discussions. The topic of the conference was the aim of having 100% Renewable Energies in Tanzania in the next 30 to 40 years. The participants in the conference consisted out of stakeholders from the business sector, lik...</p>

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