TaTEDO Strategic Plan (2013-2018) – A Roadmap for Guiding Future of Sustainable Energy Services

TaTEDO has reviewed a strategic plan in March 2017. The Organizational Diagnosis (OD) enabled members to consciously gain deeper understanding of internal management issues around which TaTEDO needed to manage change and its organization development.  The OD process resulted in the identification of driving forces related to issues in the internal environment of TaTEDO as well as the political, social, cultural, economic and technological circumstances in the broader environment. Other issues were the configuration of the relationships with institutions and networking with other organizations.  

The core parts of the strategic plan are vision and mission, values and functional areas of TaTEDO. The TaTEDO‘s key functional area is   “Access to sustainable modern energy services”.  The mission and vision of TaTEDO were formulated by TaTEDO members based on the key functional area.

Other functional areas are:

  • Capacity Building
  • Community mobilization
  • Knowledge and Information Management
  • Social Energy Entrepreneurship Development
  • Resource Mobilization
  • Networking and Advocacy
  • Energy research and studies

Strategy was derived from critical issues in the environment that need to be prioritized for action based on the objectives of the organization.  The organization diagnosis was practiced to assess internal environment with the intention of assisting organization to consciously manage the right balance of organizational culture, structure, and systems (which is actual development process taking place inside an organization) and it was therefore strategic thinking process that helped TaTEDO to plan the best way to coordinate its activities and manage its organizational practices in order to remain relevant and effective towards reaching its desired targets.

 The strategic plan is supported by existing systems, approaches and procedures for intervening communities and target population in the urban and rural areas. TaTEDO uses local and external partnership, close collaboration with local authorities, strong participation of key stakeholders, programmatic and market-oriented approaches as major strategies and approaches used by TaTEDO for implementing sustainable modern energy development activities in its geographical coverage areas.

 Seven (7) strategic objectives were identified, which summarized what TaTEDO plans need to accomplish within the five-year framework of 2013-2018. The strategic objectives portray what TaTEDO will do in the next five years in order to fulfill its vision and mission along with being effective in facilitating access to sustainable energy services and support to its stakeholders.

 The greatest value of strategic planning is the key role it serves for employees and other stakeholders to coordinate complex sets of efforts. The strategic plan is providing TaTEDO with a roadmap for organizing its tasks and resources. It is designed to enable dynamic yearly planning of activities and budgets, allowing room for adjustments in accordance with changing circumstances, needs or lessons. The success of implementation of the TaTEDO’s strategic plan however requires the cooperation and commitment of the organization, management, staff and partners.

 As the importance of sustainable modern energy services escalate, the demand of more TaTEDO activities is also raising and need for increasing resources to implement sustainable modern energy activities becomes more critical.  In order to ensure availability of resources, TaTEDO is willing to diversify its windows through effective use of available resources and undertaking its activities through on market approach by investing into commercial energy focused schemes and broaden horizon for more grant support sources at all levels (locally, regionally and internationally). 

The opportunities in the current strategic plan are already emerging quite clearly.  All project and programmes of TaTEDO are geared towards implementing this strategic plan.  Some systems, which were missing or not documented, are under preparation and some have been reviewed.  The approach for disseminating skills and technologies to the communities served by TaTEDO is clearer and there are high chances that the movement towards our vision and mission is clear to TaTEDO and her partners. It is our anticipation that this plan will give appropriate roadmap towards achieving our motto on scaling-up access to sustainable modern energy services for poverty reduction.

Download here Tatedo Strategic Plan      

TaTEDO’s Sustainable Energy Development Projects

  1. Kibindu Village Gasification and Solar Hybrid Powered Mini Grid Extension Project

The Project under the support of USADF Power Africa Grant has installed a 20 kW Biomass Gasification Plant with mini-grid in Kibindu Village, Chalinze District in the Coast Region.  The focus of the project is to provide clean and affordable electricity to the villagers who are using kerosene, diesel and gasoline for lighting, charging phone and other productive activities.  The village community is located about 55 kilometres from the national grid. The electricity from the power plant is being distributed to customers through a recently constructed mini grid with a capacity of connecting about 100 households and SMEs. 

Kibindu Village is off grid area and recently installed power plant has raised demand for electricity in the village.  The project has brought the additional investment to expand the system and fortunately Husk Power Systems Company has expanded the existing Biomass Gasification Power Plant through hybridization with Solar PV System to ensure enough and reliable electricity in the village (which have capacity of generating electricity to suffice about 200 customers). The expansion to hybrid system with solar PV system started in April 2017 and was completed in March 2018.

  1. Provision of Clean and Affordable Electricity and Green Charcoal Production from Rice Husk Gasification for Off-Grid Areas in Tanzania

The project proposes to solve both problems using a rice husks gasification system which converts waste into energy. The system will utilize the biomass as feedstock for a 32 KW power generation plant.  The biomass plant generates power using a technology of pyrolysis developed by HPS, and through the gasifier a combustible gas called ‘producer gas’ is obtained. The gas is then ignited and burnt inside a spark ignited Internal Combustion Engine to produce electricity. Electricity is then distributed through a micro-grid made from bamboo or other sustainable materials instead of concrete.  The project is implemented in Biro Village, Morogoro region. The project will directly and indirectly benefit more than 10,000 people who will benefit from electricity, use of briquettes and social services through electrified institutions. The project is financed through EEP programme

  • Business and Market Development for Scaling Up Supply of Improved Cookstoves in Tanzania

The business and market development project is a continuation of efforts to implement TaTEDO’s strategy for scaling up production and marketing of renewable and efficient energy products, practices and technologies.  The objective of the project is to scale up business and market of locally produced improved cook stoves through market networks development to meet basic and productive energy needs of customers in the six districts of Tanzania.

The target markets for this business are households, institutions and small and micro entreprises (SMEs). The business development project, during its initial phase it is expected toundertake the following activities

  • Develop and strengthen market networks for supplying improved cook stoves,
  • Establish and Develop Market through Awareness Raising and Promotion of Improved Cook stoves
  • Develop technical and business capacity of rural and peri-urban energy small and micro entrepreneurs to scale up improved cook stove business at local levels.
  • Develop storage facilities for storing improved cook stoves before transportation to sales agents.
  • Strengthen micro finance services for financing production and marketing of ICS and end users.
  • Facilitate Supply of improved cookstoves from SEECO to Sales Agents

The areas selected for business and market development are Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro Regions.  The areas selection was derived by the negative impacts on natural forests caused by high demand of charcoal (Dar es Salaam) and firewood (Kilimanjaro) as a result of high population densities.

  1. Awareness Raising and Advocacy for Scaling-up Renewable Energy Mini-Grids to Enhance Rural Electrification and Sustainable Development in Tanzania

This project focuses on raising awareness and advocacy for mini-grid development, productive and efficient use of electricity. The project duration is of 24 months (Oct 2016 to Sept 2018). The geographical coverage of the project isfor MG stakeholder’s national wide and to selected pilot districts of Chalinze, Manyara, Kongwa and Muheza.

 

The main objective of this project is to scale-up investments, demand for electricity in off-grid areas and energy conservation through mini-grid awareness raising campaigns and advocacy in Tanzania. The project strives to fulfil the following specific outcomes:-

  • Increase awareness and access to information to local stakeholders on renewable energy mini-grid policies, regulatory framework and financing mechanisms.
  • Promote Productive Use of Electricity (PUE) and related equipment to local private companies, local government, CBOs and MFIs within the mini-grids areas.
  • Increase awareness for demand side management (energy efficiency) of electricity from mini-grids.
  • Advocate for quality assurance and standards for mini-grid equipment and services.

 

The main impact of this project is to raise demand for and adoption of mini-grid systems as well as productive services from electricity to be generated through renewable energy mini-grids at the community levels and provision of an appropriate approach for promoting and developing modern energy services for rural areas.

 

TaTEDO’s Sustainable Energy Development Programmes

SIDA Programme on Leading the Change: Civil Society, Rights and Environment (The Selous-Ruvuma Landscape, TANZANIA)

The programme geographical focus is in the Selous-Ruvuma Landscape. The programme has timescale of 2018-2022 and is delivered across four thematic areas namely forest, wildlife, marine fisheries and energy.   To bring about the desired change, seven (7) strategic approaches have been identified. These approaches are expected to be key to the realization of the program’s desired change ‘by 2022, people in the Selous-Ruvuma Landscape are effectively controlling decisions and receiving full benefits from natural resources and exercise their rights for ensuring that the ecological integrity is sustainably managed and use of sustainable, clean and affordable renewable energy is increased’. 

This change expected to be delivered systematically through realization of the following short and medium terms conditions:

  • CBOs and CSOs have the capacity to drive change towards responsible and inclusive natural resources management and use of renewable energies,
  • Political spaces are created which provide for inclusive and open participation for communities and individuals to take part in decision-making processes.
  • Civil society shall be capacitated to effectively engage in policy dialogue regarding the use of NR and renewable energies.
  • Relevant national policies and laws will be promoted to allow for communities to exercise their rights.
  • Systems and mechanisms will be developed that allow rights holders and communities to equitably benefit from sustainable NR and energy investment and services.
  • The ecological conditions that provide ecosystem services to local communities will be maintained.

TaTEDO is a partner of this programme and the organization is engaged in the thematic area of developingenergy services. 

Fredskorpset Exchange Programme

FK Norway supports exchange of young people and professionals between organizations, institutions and companies in Norway and countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.  Through such co-operation the organization shares knowledge and experiences. Collaboration with FK Norway expands perspectives changes attitudes and enhances capacities.

TaTEDO through such exchange programme has managed to share knowledge and mutual exchange of professionals aged 22-35 between organizations in Norway, Mozambique, Brazil, Kenya and Nepal on issues related to sustainable energy services to the people in rural communities.  The project has managed to support 10 TaTEDO staff up to 2015.

Transforming Tanzania Charcoal Sector (TTCS)

TaTEDO in partnership with TFCG and MJUMITA is implementing a project with the goal of establishing commercially viable value chains for legal, sustainable sourced charcoal.  The objective is to improve climate change adaptation and mitigation, enhance environmental sustainability and leverage returns on biomass resources, delivering sustainable development to Tanzania and its people.

 Through this project, TaTEDO implements a component of Sustainable Charcoal Production (SPC) in which commercially viable value chains is established for legal, sustainable sourcing of charcoal by using improved methods of charcoal production and sustainable forest harvesting.  TaTEDO trained more than 52 charcoal producers in Kilosa, Morogoro and advocate for sustainable charcoal model to policy and decision makers.  The project has been scaled up to Mvomero and Morogoro Districts.