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Dodoma is currently one of the fastest-growing cities in Tanzania. With the relocation of over 4,000 civil servants over the past 4 years as part of the Tanzanian government’s decision to shift its capital to Dodoma, the Energy Safari 2019 focused on how to capitalize this development in light of the energy transition, as well as the roles and awareness...
Energy Change Lab works with pioneers and changemakers in Tanzania to build sustainable, people-centred energy systems. Our productive uses of energy (PUE) program helps rural communities increase their incomes and productivity. This paper describes our work with two mini-grid developers to develop and test practical approaches for improving PUE uptake in rural villages through prototypes to build skills and sustainable supply...
Instruction booklet welding machine, issued by the Energy Change Lab.
Energizing Livelihood Through Mini-grids. Over the past year, the Energy Change Lab have been implementing small interventions to test what works in terms of fostering PUE in Tanzania, in partnership with mini-grid developers (Power Corner and Rafiki Power) and other actors in the PUE ecosystem.
Instruction booklet meat mincer, issued by the Energy Change Lab.
Instruction booklet Juice Blender, issues by the Energy Change Lab.
Fostering Productive Uses of Energy. Dodoma and Manyara Region, Tanzania. The workshop brought together different stakeholders from Tanzania including mini-grid developers, financiers, suppliers, capacity building institutes, PUE champions, NGO/support organizations, and development partners, who are all working on or interested in PUE specifically as it relates to mini-grids and isolated communities.
Building a sustainable and people-centered energy system. The Energy Change Lab works with pioneers and changemakers to build an energy system that is sustainable and people-centred. We do this by developing leaders, incubating prototypes for sector change, building evidence, connecting people and sharing ideas.
IIED, ODI and IDS co-hosted a one-day workshop ‘Financing sustainable energy for all’ held at IIED’s offices in London. The aim of the meeting was for researchers to engage more actively with investors, donors and practitioners and use this engagement to inform a future research agenda. Thirty-three participants attended the workshop, ranging from practitioners (working in Haiti, Bangladesh, Peru and...
Public and private sector roles in financing pro-poor energy access. In this report we present some innovations and challenges in financing pro-poor energy access. We highlight the need to identify those population segments (low-income, subsistence or extreme poverty) that can be reached most effectively by public, private and combined finance models.