How can citizens, civil servants and entrepreneurs in the fast gro- wing suburbs of Dar es Salaam transform their energy system to power their lives and businesses?
To find out, Buni and the Energy Change Lab (a programme of Hivos and IIED) are gathering a mixed group of activists, entrepre- neurs, academics and engineers for an Energy Safari in Dar es Sa- laam. The Safari is an intense 5-day learning experience to explore and experience the main challenges around energy access issues and to work together on new potential solutions.
The Safari will take place in the last week of August 2015 (dead- line for applications is 13 July), and we’re looking for adventurous participants to turn it into an electrifying experience!
Dar es Salaam is one of the world’s fastest growing cities. Reliable and affordable energy systems, available to citizens and businesses, are crucial for its deve- lopment. However, the vast majority of
residents experience frequent black-outs, expensive, dirty supply (through diesel generators and charcoal), and often, no access to energy at all. By working on these challenges, Safari participants get acquainted with different types of methodologies that com- bine creative and analytical approaches, and collaboration across disciplines.
As energy challenges involve technical, political, economic and social aspects, we very explicitly focus on participants from a wide range of backgrounds: software developers, engineers, entrepre- neurs, political scientists, social scientists, activists and more.