100% RE, Low Carbon Development and Poverty Reduction in Tanzania

The World Future Council, Bread for the World and CAN-Tanzania hosted a workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to kick-off an 18-months project, aiming at exloring the feasibility of 100% RE targets and its implications for Tanzania’s Sustainable Low Carbon Development and Poverty Reduction Goals.

The kick-off workshop brought together 15 Tanzanian thought-leaders from government, academia and civil society to identify opportunities for policy change on the particular topic. Among the confirmed participants was also Gertrude Mongella, WFC Councilor and Special Advisor to the ECA Executive Secretary and UNESCO Director General. The workshop helped to build capacity and create ownership among Tanzanian opinion leaders for 100% RE as a tool for poverty reduction, as well as to strengthen synergies, networks and platforms for multi-stakeholder dialogue.

Report from the workshop

Presentations from the workshop:

Project Presentation
Mary Swai, TaTEDO
Irene Garcia, WFC
Joachim Fuenfgelt, BfW

The project continues with a study tour to Bangladesh in April 2016, bringing representatives from Tanzania national government, Parliamentarians and civil society leaders in the energy field in Tanzania. They will learn about the Bangladesh experience in rapidly expanding first time access to electricity among its citizens with 100% renewable energy.

A series of round tables among different stakeholders will subsequently be organized to develop an implementation strategy for 100% RE in Tanzania. The results will be compiled in a policy paper and will be presented at an international conference organized in 2017.