Towards Universal Energy Access: Tanzania; Sustainable Energy for All stakeholder consultation

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Hon. George Simbachawene, Minister of Energy and Minerals, Invited to Keynote at Two-day Event Co-hosted by the UN Foundation and the World Wide Fund for Nature

More than 100 private sector and NGO and community leaders and clean energy innovators to gather in Tanzania, February 10-11

As part of the United Nations Sustainable Energy For All initiative, the United Nations Foundation (UNF) together with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) will gather more than 100 private sector and NGO and community leaders and innovators in Tanzania, February 10-11, in a consultation with the government of Tanzania to explore key policy frameworks, market accelerators and innovations needed to support achievement the three goals of the Sustainable Energy for All initiative in Tanzania by 2030. The event will focus primarily on access to energy. According to the International Energy Agency, 38.2 million people, some 85% of the population of Tanzania, currently lack access to electricity, and the development benefits it brings in health, education, income generation, gender and the environment.

Space is limited. To attend please RSVP by February 8 to Mahalakshmi Mahadevan: mmahadevan(at)unfoundation(dot)org

In addition to the workshop sessions, join the discussions online using the hashtag #power4Tanzania and follow the twitter handle @energyaccessPN.

WHAT: Towards Universal Energy Access: Tanzania
WHEN: February 10-11
WHERE: Protea Hotel, Seaview Ocean Road (Barack Obama Drive), Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

BACKGROUND:
UN FOUNDATION’S ENERGY ACCESS PRACTITIONER NETWORK:
In support of the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All initiative, the United Nations Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network promotes universal access to modern energy services. With a 2,000-strong global network of businesses and non-profits operating in 170 countries, the Energy Access Practitioner Network focuses on decentralized sustainable household and community-level electrification. It supports innovative financial and business models in predominantly market-based applications that help address development issues such as income generation, health, agriculture, education, small business, and telecommunications.

THE WORLD WIDE FUND FOR NATURE:
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is the world’s leading conservation organization. WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature by: conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. For more information, visit http://www.wwf.panda.org.

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FOR ALL:
Sustainable Energy for All, an initiative launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and co-led by World Bank President Jim Kim, balances three global objectives for 2030:

  • Ensuring universal access to modern energy services.
  • Doubling the rate of improvement in energy efficiency.
  • Doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

To learn more, visit: http://www.se4all.org.

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