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With readily available solid and liquid wastes in the country’s cities, Tanzania has a huge opportunity to increase the use of clean energy through biogas. Instead of sending the wastes to dumpsites, the establishment of biogas plants can be used to produce biogas for cooking or vehicles like Compressed Biogas (CBG).
The introduction of solar power in Leganga Village, Kongwa District, has ignited a wave of entrepreneurial activity, transforming the lives of residents, particularly young people and women. With access to reliable electricity installed by Erico Foundation, villagers have embarked on a journey of self-sufficiency and economic growth.
After Cape Verde, also in Zanzibar, Tanzania, a hotel has chosen Genius Watter, the Italian company specialized in photovoltaic desalination, to obtain fresh water from the sea with the sun. A project that has obtained inclusion in the Ener2Crowd lending crowdfunding platform for sustainable investments.
Headquartered in Mwanza, Tanzania, Millennium Engineers was founded in 2016 and uses creative renewable energy solutions to support local communities across Tanzania. Its most recent project, which is still in development, is centered around the fishing industry in Lake Victoria.
Minister of State in the Vice President’s Office responsible for Union and Environment Selemani Jafo announced that Jan. 31, 2025, will be the final date for prisons to use fuelwood or charcoal for cooking to save the environment from further deforestation. Some prisons have already started using biogas and natural gas for cooking inmates’ food.
The scholarships aim to develop professional qualifications and skills in Energy Management and Energy Audit, with a particular focus on women. A total of 167 applications from young women across Tanzania were received, and the successful applicants were selected based on academic merit, leadership potential, and commitment to energy efficiency.
Solar-powered cold storage technology is of prime significance in Africa’s efforts to cut post-harvest losses and attain food security, as outlined in the African Union Malabo Declaration. However, costs and affordability make it very challenging for African-based solar service providers.
More than 200 young people from 4 regions have been trained in renewable energy skills to help them secure employment in the environment-friendly sources of fuel. The youth completed 2 weeks training sessions on technical and entrepreneurship at the Arusha Technical College (ATC) and were later placed on 8 weeks workplace training in solarcompanies
The electricity connectivity of households in Tanzania increased from 24 per cent in 2014 to 38 per cent in 2019, according to a 2020 UN analysis. The figure suggests there are still 37 million people who rely on expensive and unhealthy alternative fuel sources such as kerosene for lighting and other daily needs.

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