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Increasing employability of girls in southern Tanzania

TAREA in partnership with German NGO, URBIS Foundation, in the year 2019 will implement the project that is aiming at increasing employability of girls through solar photovoltaic technology.

TAREA will recruit 13 girls from the regions of Njombe and Ruvuma. Trainees will be trained on solar photovoltaic installation and maintenance. TAREA will provide working tools to the trainees to help them start making earning. Girls will also be trained on skills of accessing market. TAREA will support trained girls through linking them with solar retailers in the regions of Njombe and Ruvuma. Links will help girls to get contracts of doing solar installation and system maintenance.

SolarFinance4All in Malinyi and Kilombero Districts

Partners TAREA, Mazingira Onlus and Associazione Microfinanza e Sviluppo Onlus are implementing the project of enabling communities in Kilombero and Malinyi districts access solar photovoltaic energy. The project is implemented in the villages of Malinyi (Malinyi district) and Mang’ula (Kilombero district).

The project will enable the communities access solar technology through Village Cooperative Banks (VICOBAs). The project will enable the members of the VICOBAs through education and seed funding.

Thanks to the City of Trento-Italy for the financial contribution.

Solar energy-enabling girls education at Kipingo

Kipingo Secondary School is serving youth from Division of Malinyi. Some students coming afar from Malinyi had to hire rooms in the streets. Girls staying in the streets had resulted some girls dropping of due to the pregnancy. As intervention, Malinyi District Council constructed hostel for the girls, but the hostel had no electricity.

TAREA through the financial support of URBIS Foundation has installed solar photovoltaic system to electrify the hostel to improve living and learning environment. The solar plant 900W was commissioned in November, 2018.

Public education on quality verified products

<p>TAREA believes that education to the end users on quality verified products is the strongest tool in encouraging members of communities in adopting renewable energy technologies and removing solar photovoltaic substandard products in the supply chain.</p> <p><strong>SOLAR DAYS IN BUKOBA AND MBEYA</strong></p> <p>TAREA in corporation with associates of International Finance Corporation has conducted solar days in Bukoba and Mbeya, on 01.11.2018 and 24.11.2018, respectively. The events were financially supported by The World Bank. Solar Days were conducted in Bukoba and Mbeya to raise the awareness of the end users on the ...</p>

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On 30th October, 2018 Association of Association Executives with more than 15,000 members around the world with head office in United Kingdom nominated Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA) to the award of the Best Small Organization Conference in Africa. TAREA was honoured the award through its entry of “Renewable Energy Day in Kigoma 2017”.

Further, Matthew Josephat Matimbwi, Executive Secretary of TAREA, was nominated as Highly Commended Association Leader of the Year in his entry of “Advocacy on Tanzania Solar Energy Incentives”.

The awards were announced in the 25th Associations Congress that took place from 29 to 31 October, 2018 at International Convention Centre in Pretoria, South Africa.

Thanks to all individuals and state/non-state organizations that continue supporting works of TAREA. Details can be found at the link

Enabling Youth at Mang'ula to be self-employed

Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA) has been working with its partners to make Tanzanian youth to become self-employed using renewable energy technologies. TAREA has been training youth at artisan level on installation and maintenance of renewable energy systems and provide to them sets of working tools that they can start working for communities they live with just after the training.

The methodology of training and providing working tools has brought the following impacts: (1) Increased economic potential of the trained youth; (2) Increased adoption of the renewable energy technologies in the respective villages; (3) Increased quality of renewable energy technology service; and (4) Reduced rate of youth migration from rural to urban areas.

TAREA, in the week of 27-31.08.2018, in cooperation with Mazingira Onlus (Mang'ula) and Associazione Microfinanza e Sviluppo Onlus (Italy) through financial support of the Province of Trento (Italy), trained 6 young people from Mang'ula ward in Kilombero District on solar photovoltaic technology. The 6 youth were provided with high quality tools ready to start providing service and earn money.

Tanzania Government Adopts Solar PV for Transport Infrastructure

The United Republic of Tanzania has adopted solar photovoltaic technology for the transport infrastrure as it is realible technology for the electricity supply.

The Government of Tanzania is already using the solar photovoltaic technology in the following services, to mention few examples: -Road lighting (Magufuli bridge in Ifakara); -Street lighting (Streets of Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar); -Marine light controls (Route Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar); and -Road traffic light (Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Dodoma and Zanzibar). Magufuli bridge in Ifakara lightened by solar electricity

URBIS Foundation to support student girls of Malinyi ward

Village of Malinyi, under the leadership of Mr. Kapanga Towegale Kiwanga, through TAREA has received the financial contribution from URBIS Foundation, Germany to implement the project “Enabling girls of Malinyi Division-Tanzania access quality education, and safe and good school living environment”.

The objective of the project is to enable girls at Kipingo Secondary School in Malinyi Division to access quality education through the provision of a safe living and learning. The installation of a photovoltaic system on the newly built girls’ dormitory will guarantee the availability of lighting, allowing girls to study even in the evenings. Moreover, the stay at the dormitory will become more attractive, preventing girls from staying in rented rooms in the local village, which has been the cause of a series of unwanted pregnancies and subsequent school drop-outs. Not only will TAREA install the solar photovoltaic system, but also educate students and teachers on the proper use of the system to ensure a sustainable usage.

Founding of EAREF

East Africa Renewable Energy Associations (Burundi Renewable Energy Association-BUREA, Energy Private Developers-EPD Rwanda, Kenya Renewable Energy Association-KEREA, Tanzania Renewable Energy Association-TAREA and, Uganda Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Alliance-UNREEEA), under the East Africa Renewable Energy Partnership project financed by German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation (BMZ) through bfz gGmbH and Sequa, met in Kigali on 25th April, 2018 to launch East African Renewable Energy Federation (EAREF). EAREF will operate from Arusha, Tanzania. EAREF has been found with blessings of East Africa Community Energy Sectoral Ministrial Council. EAREF will work to realize the interest of EAC states in private sector perspective, promoting access to the modern sustainable renewable energy in the region.

The members of EAREF elected the interim Executive Committee consisting of: Eng. Matthew Matimbwi-Chairperson (TAREA), Eng. Edouard Ndayisaba-Vice Chairperson (EPD), Eng. Bernard Sembatya-Secretary (UNREEEA), Ms. Claire Nabagesera-Treasurer (UNREEEA), Eng. Theodore Kwigize-Member (BUREA) and Mr. Cliff Owiti-Member (KEREA

TAREA and AMS improved quality of Education in Malinyi

<p>Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA) and Associazione Microfinanza e Sviluppo Onlus (AMS) had been implementing the projects: (1) <em>Enlight your Education</em> and (2) <em>Allowing access to sustainable energy to rural low-income communities in Malinyi, Tanzania</em> supported by Autonomous Province of Trento (APT)-Italy and Waldensian Evangelical Church (WEC)-Italy, respectively. Projects were implemented as a single package and took 15 months. The projects were concluded in February, 2018.</p> <p>The project <em>Enlight your Education</em> had a specific objective to foster the distribution of green technologies a...</p>

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