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PIPA Project National Inception Workshop, March 7, 2017, SEDC Conference Hall, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
PIPA Project National Inception Workshop, March 7, 2017, SEDC Conference Hall, Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaEast African Community’s member states are among 197parties which signed the Paris Agreement in New York, US, paving the way for the global pact to enter into force. The Paris agreement sets a goal of limiting global warming by capping temperature rise to 2oC while aiming at a target of 1.5oC. Part of the effort include parties to pursue domestic mitigation measures with the aim of achieving the objectives of the convention.

The CSOs in the East Africa are contributing to the implementation of Paris Agreement through the project named Promoting Implementation of Paris Agreement in East Africa with Focus on Pro-Poor Low Emission Development (PIPA). Objective of the project is to contribute to strengthen the pro-poor focus and climate change ambitions in the implementation of the Paris Agreement in East Africa. The overall objective of the project is to contribute to strengthen the pro-poor focus and climate change ambitions in the implementation of the Paris Agreement in East Africa. The project has potential to contribute to higher awareness on the benefit of low emission investments, development of more ambitious NDCs and LEDSs, and contribute to more constructive national positions at climate negotiations and other international fora.This project is implemented in partnership with Sustainable Energy (SE) of Denmark, International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE), Tanzania Traditional Energy Development Organization (TaTEDO), Sustainable Environmental Development Watch Kenya (SusWatch Kenya) and Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development (UCSD) through the project called.

On March 7th 2017, the PIPA project was launched in Tanzania through the national inception workshop held at TaTEDO, SEDC Conference Hall, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. A total of 23 participants from the Mass Media, Private Sector, Government, Academic Institutions, Youth and Women Groups attended the workshop. The workshop aimed to fulfill objectives of introducing the PIPA project to the partners/coalition members to buy in the idea and to assess partner’s needs for capacity building to be able to participate in implementation of the PIPA project.

The workshop provided an opportunity to discuss on status of implementation of Paris Agreement at national and international level.A number of issues were raised and discussed including:-
Ratification:, stakeholders wanted to know Tanzania status on ratification as more than 133 out of 197 parties have ratified the Paris Agreement,
Accreditation: It was noted that so far there was no national entity accredited for Green Climate Fund, stakeholders felt that it is a lost opportunity for the country.
Adoption: There is low adoption of Paris Agreement and low mainstreaming of emission development solutions in the national development plans, policies, strategies, etc.
Statistics: Accuracy on data for GHGs emission is debatable. the country is lacking up-to-date data for GHG emissions; there is a need to work out on this issue.
Awareness:Stakeholders in addition, argued on low awareness of Paris Agreement/low emission development solutions at all levels; there is a need to promote the agreement.

Stakeholders agreed on how to engage to the process to ensure their views and recommendations are heard and incorporated in the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and the Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) of Tanzania. As a way forward, stakeholder were called upon to improve knowledge on Paris agreement/low emission development through existing online information to bring a meaningful participation in implementation of the PIPA project and enable them to explore associated opportunities including thinking of developing a joint proposal for resource mobilization from potential sources of climate finances.

 
Promoting Implementation of the Paris Agreement (PIPA) in East Africa with a Focus on Pro-Poor Low Emission Development
Promoting Implementation of the Paris Agreement (PIPA) in East Africa with a Focus on Pro-Poor Low Emission DevelopmentPromoting Implementation of the Paris Agreement (PIPA) in East Africa with a focus on pro-poor low emission development project is being implemented in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda in partnership with Sustainable Energy (SE) of Denmark, International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE), Tanzania Traditional Energy Development Organization (TaTEDO), Sustainable Environmental Development Watch Kenya (SusWatch Kenya) and Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development (UCSD).

Project Development objective: Contribute to strengthen the pro-poor focus and climate change ambitionsin the implementation of the Paris Agreement in East Africa.

Target Group & Participants
The primary target group and participants in this project are the CSOs in Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda working on climate change, women’s associations, youth associations, climate change networks, associations of farmers, and associations of businesses that are involved in low emission development solutions. The primary target group will create awareness on the national framework climate change policy and legislation process, on-going endeavours to improve the NDCs and further integration of climate change into development plans for 2018-2022. A well-functioning regional cooperation could contribute to increase the capacities in these fields of the countries and give synergies.

The secondary target group is national, regional, and international decision-makers as well as relevant private sector actors. The secondary targets are the duty bearers whose decisions determine the course of development and allocate funds. At the national levels it is mainly ministries and government agencies involved. At the regional level, the main decision-makers targeted are relevant EAC institutions and committees; development partners working on climate change and energy related interventions, business entities, and media.
Expected outputs of the project

The project has potential to contribute to increased awareness on the benefit of low emission investments, development of more ambitious NDCs and LEDSs, and contribute to more constructive national positions at climate negotiations and other international fora.
• Nationally, CSO networks strengthened and participate actively to influence the NDCs and LEDSs.
• Regional CSO cooperation to influence the NDCs and LEDSs including financing strengthened.
• Increased coordinated CSO advocacy for an improved international framework including funding of NDCs and LEDSs.

 
MANZESE SECONDARY SCHOOL BIOGAS PROJECT
MANZESE SECONDARY SCHOOL BIOGAS PROJECTIn May 2014 TaTEDO signed a contract with the United Nations Human Settlement Program of UN- HABITAT to implement a project for the construction of 200 m3 Biogas Plant at Manzese Secondary school in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The main objective of the project was to improve sanitation system at Manzese Secondary School with an environmentally friendly solution. The construction work of 200 m3 Biogas Plant at Manzese Secondary school in Dar es Salaam was completed in June 2015. During construction the following activities were undertaken

SITE CLEARANCE AND EXCAVATION WORK
Site preparations and clearance were completed in September 2014 followed by excavation of 2 pits of 100m3 twin Bio latrine. After excavation the construction of bio digesters started.

 
TaTEDO Has Increased Energy Access through Mini grids and Solar PV systems in more than 100 Villages in Tanzania.
TaTEDO Has Increased Energy Access through Mini grids and Solar PV systems in more than 100 Villages in Tanzania.TaTEDO has finally achieved to reach a wider population of the marginalized communities in more than 100 villages in Tanzania through the EU/HIVOS supported programme on Up-Scaling Access to Integrated Modern Energy Services for Poverty Reduction. Under this programme more than 37,000 people from different rural communities have accessed energy services through different energy technologies such as Energy Services Platforms (ESP)/Multifunctional Platforms (MFPs) and Solar PV systems.

Two different types of ESP installed which included the ESP with mini grids and those with no mini grids. The ESP with mini grids were installed in 18 rural villages of Tanzania. The mini grids are located in different villages in Shinyanga, Manyara, Tanga, Tabora, Geita, Kagera, and Kilimanjaro Regions.

 
TaTEDO under EEP Programme has Improved the Social Services in Rural Tanzania
TaTEDO under EEP Programme has Improved the Social Services in Rural TanzaniaTaTEDO has successfully implemented a Sustainable Energy Project for Improving Education, Health and Business Services in Tanzania which was financed by Energy and Environment Partnership Programme (EEP). The project was implemented in the period of January 2013 to June 2015

The project was designed with the focus of improving modern energy access services in the social and business centers located in off grid areas. The aim of the project was to install sustainable energy systems and through its successes, the impacts to the beneficiaries could motivate other communities and institutions to request for scaling up and replication of similar technologies. The installed technologies included solar PV systems, solar water heaters and improved cook stoves.

 
Policy Brief - Biomass Energy: Marginalized but an Important Energy Source for the Majority in Tanzania
Biomass EnergyKEY MESSAGE
Biomass energy (mainly firewood and charcoal) has consistently figured around 90% of national energy demand for over 30 years. More than 95% of households in Tanzania use firewood and charcoal as their source of energy for cooking. Firewood and charcoal will continue to play an important role in the national energy mix for many years to come.

The sector employs more than 300,000 families and generates approximately TZS 1.6 trillion annually. Despite its key role, the sector is characterized by weak governance and poor law enforcement leading to deforestation and forest degradation. A clear policy, strategies and legal framework is required to guide the sustainable development and growth of biomass energy sector.
 
TaTEDO Installed Mini-grids for Rural Electrification in 16 Villages
TaTEDO Installed Mini-grids for Rural Electrification in 16 VillagesTaTEDO through the EU/HIVOS supported programme on Up-Scaling Access to Integrated Modern Energy Services for Poverty Reduction has installed mini-grids in 16 rural villages of Tanzania. These are villages located in Shinyanga, Manyara, Tanga, Tabora, minigridKagera, and Kilimanjaro Regions. The villages received mini-grids (and their respective districts) are Mwamadilanha, Mwakitode and Lyabukande (Shinyanga Rural), Ulowa, Chambo and Segese (Kahama), Mji Mwema (Siha), Lunzawe and Uyovu (Bukombe), Mashewa and Kimbo (Muheza), Mnazi and Mlola (Lushoto)Nyakanazi (Biharamulo), Kijungu (Kiteto) and Kona Nne (Kaliua).

 
TaTEDO Hosted AREED II Partners’ Meeting in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Clean EnergyTaTEDO has recently hosted a three-day AREED II partners meeting in Tanzania. The meeting was held from 4th to 6th of July 2011 at Kunduchi Beach Hotel, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The event brought together AREED partners from five countries. These countries are Tanzania, Mali, Zambia, Senegal and Ghana.
 
School Children Free from Indoor Air Pollution
School Children Free from Indoor Air PollutionTandale Primary School is a Government School which is located at Kinondoni Municipal Council in Dar es Salaam Region, Tanzania. There are 1,834 students studying from 8 am to 4 pm . School provides breakfast for students once a day prepared on traditional three stone firetandale-wood stove.
 
Tanzania CSOs Developed Capacity for Campaigning on Pro-Poor Low Carbon Strategies
Tanzania CSOs Developed Capacity for Campaigning on Pro-Poor Low Carbon StrategiesTaTEDO and CAN Tanzania have recently organised and undertaken a workshop for Civil Society Organisations to promote Low carbon development strategies from 11 to 13 marysaweNovember 2014 at the Protea Hotel, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This workshop has initiated the process of discussing on how we will create awareness, campaign and lobby for both low carbon strategies and sustainable energy for all in order to contribute to the reduction of deteriorating environment and sustainable development not only at the national levels but also at regional and global levels.