Renewable energy options have been getting a lot of attention all across the world lately and more so now with the current climate crisis at hand, we are forced as humans, to scale down on fossil fuel use and any activities that would build upon production of greenhouse gases

Tanzania, a beautiful country in the Eastern Part of Africa celebrates National Renewable Energy Day every year on the 29th and 30th of November. This year as it has been for several years, it was hosted by Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA) with partners. TAREA is a non-profit making, non-governmental organization that brings together actors in the renewable energy sectors to promote the accessibility and use of renewable energy technologies in Tanzania.

The two-day event combined exhibitions of several applications of renewable energy in society for example. It was hosted in Dar Es Salam, Tanzania with an objective to sensitize Tanzania communities, private institutions and public authorities on the potentials of renewable energy complimenting the making Tanzania an industrial country by 2025 and reducing dependency on fossil fuels, that are detrimental to the environment and contribute to the climate crisis.

This initiative is amongst many African NGOs, CBOs and more are putting in place to ensure they play their part to ensure communities have access to equitable sustainable energy sources at the same time reducing the carbon footprint of communities and preserving Africa from the existing risk of climate vulnerability.

By Rukiya Khamis, 350 Africa Anglophone Field Organiser