Our Partners

In order to achieve its goals TAREA is collaborating with various partners from different countries.

  • ACCESS Coalition

    To advocate for people living in poverty to have access to safe, reliable and affordable energy, and for environmentally sustainable and efficient energy systems globally.

    The ACCESS coalition consists of a range of civil society organisations (CSOs), both international and national. It aims to strengthen the visibility and presence of CSOs working to deliver universal energy access, particularly within Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll), Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) implementation and other global energy initiatives. It advocates at national and regional levels for transparent and inclusive multi-stakeholder participation at all stages of energy processes. It works with donors and investors to build their understanding of the energy needs of poor groups. It supports capacity building of civil society actors and share best practice across its networks.

  • Arusha Technical College

    Arusha Technical College (ATC) was established in 1978 under the name of Technical College Arusha (TCA). In March 2007, the College was granted autonomy by the government and its status changed to a higher learning Institution under the name of Arusha Technical College (ATC). The Autonomy was enabled by Arusha Technical College Establishment Order No. 2007 published in Government NOTICE No. 78 of 30 th March 2007.

    On 10th October 2018, TAREA and Arusha Technical College signed a memorandum of cooperation to establish and run jointly the solar training centre at Arusha Technical College.

    The goal of establishing TAREA-ATC Solar Training Centre is to improve practical skills for artisans and technicians to enable them to construct and manage various renewable energy plants through designated skills.

  • Association of Association Executives

    The Association of Association Executives supports employees & officers of membership organisations in raising their value and that of their services, products and events to members and their community. 

    The AAE community is managed and owned by The Networking Organisation Ltd, with its head office in the United Kingdom, and personnel also in the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, Kenya and India. The AAE is guided by members of its Advisory Panels, and decisions made by the organisation led by the Executive Director.

  • Associazione Microfinanza e Sviluppo Onlus

    Associazione Microfinanza e Sviluppo Onlus is an Italian NGO working to promote micro finance. It supports TAREA with financing community solar systems. The funds are solicited from the Waldensian Evangelical Chrch and the Autonomous Province of Trento. The solar systems are installed at a market place and a bus stand. Associazione Microfinanza e Sviluppo Onlus plans to support solar revolving funds at Malinyi village through Village Cooperative Banks (VICOBA).


  • Autonomous Province of Trento

    Trentino, officially the Autonomous Province of Trento, is an autonomous province of Italy,  in the country's far north. Trentino is, along with South Tyrol,   one of the two provinces making up the region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, which is designated an autonomous region under the constitution, The province is divided into 177 comuni (municipalities). Its capital is the city of Trento. The province covers an area of more than 6,000 km2 (2,300 sq mi), with a total population of about 540,000. Trentino is renowned for its mountains, such as the Dolomites, which are part of the Alps.

    The history of Trentino begins in the mid-Stone Age. The valleys of what is now Trentino were already inhabited by man, the main settlements being in the valley of the Adige River, thanks to its milder climate.

    In the early Middle Ages, this area was included within the Kingdom of Italy and the March of Verona. In 1027, the Bishopric of Trent was established as a State of the Holy Roman Empireby Emperor Conrad II. It was an ecclesiastical territory, roughly corresponding to the present-day Trentino, governed by the Prince-Bishops of Trento.

    The Council of Trent, held in three major sessions from 1545 to 1563, with the first at Trento, was one of the important councils in the history of the Roman Catholic Church. It was an articulation of Roman Catholic doctrine in response to the Protestant Reformation, and specified doctrine on salvation, the sacraments, and the Holy Biblical canon.

    After the Napoleonic Wars of the early 19th century, the bishopric was secularized and absorbed into the Austrian County of Tyrol. It was governed by the House of Habsburg-Lorraine. The region was the location of heavy fighting during World War I, as it was directly on the front lines between Austria-Hungary and Italy. Trentino remained a part of Austria-Hungary until after the end of the war in 1919, when it was annexed by Italy in the Treaty of Saint-Germain.

    After World War II, the Italian and Austrian Foreign Ministers signed the Gruber-De Gasperi Agreement, creating the autonomous region of Trentino-South Tyrol, consisting of the autonomous provinces of Trentino and South Tyrol. Since this treaty, Trentino enjoys considerable autonomy from the Italian central government in Rome. It has its own elected government and legislative assembly.

    In 1996, the Euroregion Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino was formed between the Austrian state of Tyrol and the Italian provinces of South Tyrol and Trentino. The boundaries of the association correspond to the old County of Tyrol. The aim is to promote regional peace, understanding and cooperation in many areas. The region's assemblies meet together as one on various occasions and have set up a common liaison office to the European Union in Brussels.

    Autonomous Province of Trento is the official sponsor of the on-going projects of Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA) through Associazione Microfinanza e Sviluppo Onlus.

  • Berufliche Fortbildungszentren der Bayerischen Wirtschaft (bfz)

    TAREA works with bfz in promoting renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency in Tanzania. The three years project (October 2018 - September 2021) will bring the following results:

    1.0 Selected National Renewable Energy Associations work more efficiently and are able to finance some of their personnel and activities independently

    2.0 The associations have an improved range of services, which is in demand by their members as well as their customers and partners

    3.0 The associations recognized and visible dialogue partners and information intermediaries for companies, politics, administration, and the public at the national and regional level 

    4.0 Regional Integration is strengthened through a formalized cooperation, which also benefits the regional associations

    The project beneficiaries consist of Burundi Renewable Energy Association (BUREA), Energy Private Developers - EPD Rwanda, Kenya Renewable Energy Association (KEREA), Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA) and Uganda National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Alliance (UNREEEA).

    The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development via Sequa and bfz.

  • Climate Technology Centre and Network

    Climate Technology Centre & Network

    TAREA is the member of Climate Technologies Centre and Networks (CTCN) that is the operational arm of the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism, hosted by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The Centre promotes the accelerated transfer of environmentally sound technologies for low carbon and climate resilient development at the request of developing countries. We provide technology solutions, capacity building and advice on policy, legal and regulatory frameworks tailored to the needs of individual countries.

    TAREA through COSTECH has received 2 project supports on:

    (1) Training of solar technicians

    (2) Development of biomass cooking energy for the regions of Pwani, Lindi and Mtwara.

  • EARE Partnership

    East Africa Renewable Energy Partnership is the cooperation consisting of Burundi Renewable Energy  Association (BUREA), Energy Private Developers-Rwanda (EPD), Kenya Renewable Energy Association (KEREA), Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA) and Uganda National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Alliance (UNREEEA). They are working together to promote renewable energy in East Africa region under the project supported by Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation (BMZ) and Development through Sequa gGmbH and Berufliche Fortbildungszentren der Bayerischen Wirtschaft (bfz) gemeinnützige GmbH.

  • Elektriker ohne Grenzen e.V

    Elektriker ohne Grenzen e.V (EoG) is a German non-profit development aid organization which was founded in 2012. All EoG members work on a voluntary basis. The main objective of EoG is the enabling of the improvement of education, health, access to water, security, social participation, and economic development by the implementation of clean and affordable energy systems. EoG usually work together with local partners and other associations to ensure the sustainability and right use of the systems. Since its founding EoG has implemented solar systems in many different countries. One of our 12 projects we have successfully done so far was 2018 in Puma, Tanzania where a hospital was equipped with a solar system by the help of Elektriker ohne Grenzen e.V.

  • Enzkreis

    The Enzkreis is with its 28 cities and municipalities in the region Region Nordschwarzwald in the heart of Baden-Württemberg, between the conurbations of Stuttgart and Karlsruhe. It includes the independent city of Pforzheim.

    Enzkries is the partner of Masasi District Council and Masasi Town Council. The partnership works to improve life of people within Masasi District. Projects that are implemented are in the area of education, training and renewable energy.

    TAREA is the third partner in the cooperation of Enzkreis and Masasi. TAREA is involved in the area of renewable energy.

  • German-Tanzanian Partnership (DTP)

    DTP e.V.

    TAREA has partnership with Deutsch-Tansanische Partnerschaft e.V (DTP). DTP is supporting TAREA yearly to enable a young educated Tanzanian to undergo a 12 months internship at TAREA head office

  • GIZ E4D Program

    The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work. They are dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world. They have over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment promotion, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of their federal enterprise is in demand around the globe – from the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector, and governments of other countries. They work with businesses, civil society actors and research institutions, fostering successful interaction between development policy and other policy fields and areas of activity. Their main commissioning party is the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

    TAREA has partnered with GIZ through its program of GIZ E4D Employment and Skills for Development in Africa to implement the project Enabling Youth Employment in Solar Energy in Tanzania.   The project is implemented within the framework of a project financed by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) as commissioned by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and with funding provided by the European Union. 


    The Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA) and the Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA) have partnered to implement Institutional Support financed by USAID and Shell Foundation’s Market Institutions’ Facility. GOGLA aims to build the institutional capacity of TAREA across the decentralized renewable energy (DRE) sector.

  • Hivos

    Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos) is the Netherlands NGO that works to support the development of alternative solutions to deep-seated problems so that individuals and communities can make responsible and equitable choices within political and economic systems that serve their needs and preserve the planet. It connects people and organizations offering alternatives to those looking for solutions in their fight for social and environmental justice.

    TAREA cooperates with Hivos in implementing the project of enabling the livelihood of girls in Masasi through solar photovoltaic technology.

  • International Solar Energy Society

    TAREA is a member of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), the global voice for renewable energy as a Silver Institution Member.

  • LIFE Academy

    LIFE Academy is a global actor in capacity building and knowledge exchange for sustainable development. It has a network of members in more than 80 countries and more than 20 years’ experience. With sustainable development as a mission and business idea, it trains and support decision makers in companies, public agencies and organizations all over the world. It has performed a great number of ITP programs (International Training Programs sponsored by Sida) in different areas. 

    In the period of 2019-2022, LIFE Academy implements the training on Capacity Development Program-Renewable Energy to which TAREA participates.

  • National Gender and Sustainable energy network


    ​TAREA is the member of National Gender and Sustainable energy network (NGSEN) is a network advocating for women empowerment and increased access to modern energy technologies and services in Tanzania. 

  • Norwegian African Business Association (NABA)

    The Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA) seeks to promote business opportunities on the African continent, adding value to companies doing business in African markets. 

    TAREA and NABA have partnered to promote renewable energy collaboration between Norway and Tanzania through:

    (1) Exchange of information related to renewable energy projects and developments in Tanzania and Norway;

    (2) Providing each other with information about investment and cooperation opportunities in the renewable energy sector;

    (3) Exchanges of visits and research by delegations in both countries and by providing essential assistance to such delegations, especially in arranging appointments and business discussions for the relevant companies and organizations;

    (4) Organizing training, seminars/webinars on matters about investment, trade development and technology with a focus on Tanzania and the renewable energy sector; and

    (5) Provision of information about related companies and the introduction of legal and consulting services to each other.

  • Power for All

    Power for All advances renewable, decentralized electrification solutions as the fastest, most cost-effective and sustainable approach to universal energy access. 

    Power for All:

    Unifies the voice of the “beyond the grid” companies and organizations to advocate for specific supportive financial and policy enablers.

    Mobilizes the broader sector—manufacturers, distributors, consumers—to de-position fossil-fuel-centric “business as usual” approaches to addressing energy access.

    Proactively positions renewable, decentralized energy as premium-quality, climate- resilient products and services that enable a wide-range of productive uses for the global community.

    TAREA is one of the Power for All members who support the advocacy on various subjects that aim at promoting renewable energy.

  • Power4Africa

    Power4Africa is an established German NGO registered in 2006. It addresses inter alia renewable energy needs of countries in East and Central Africa. The organization has implemented several projects in Africa, among others are micro solar-power plants for a dispensary at the village of Tanganyika Masagati in Morogoro Region, Tanzania and a solar-power plant for an orphanage in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. Power4Africa works closely with the Federal Government of Germany and IRENA. It holds the annual energy forum at the end of every year at the Technology Centre Dresden. TAREA is the active participant to the annual forum through its Executive Secretary Dr.-Ing. Matthew Matimbwi presenting opportunities in Tanzania.

    Power4Africa has impressed the Government of Saxony to consider the region of East Africa (Tanzania and Ethiopia) as the regional partner.

  • PREVENT Waste Alliance

    PREVENT Waste Alliance was initiated by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The PREVENT Waste Alliance was launched in May 2019. It serves as a platform for exchange and international cooperation. Organizations from the private sector, academia, civil society and public institutions jointly engage in a circular economy.

    TAREA joined the alliance in April 2022.


    REEEP is an international multilateral partnership that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries.

    REEEP invests in clean energy markets in developing countries to reduce CO2 emissions and build prosperity. Based on a strategic portfolio of high impact projects, REEEP works to generate energy access, improve lives and economic opportunities, build sustainable markets, and combat climate change.

  • Sida

    Swedish International Development Agency is one of great supporters of renewable energy in Tanzania. It is the partner that has supported the breakthrough of solar photovoltaic market through Sida/MEM Solar PV to which TAREA was one of the beneficiaries. It was Sida that extended its supported through Ministry of Energy that strengthened TAREA.

  • SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

    TAREA has partnered with SNV since early 2011, with an aim to support renewable energy market development in Tanzania, focusing particularly on Efficient Biomass Cooking Technologies, Biogas and Briquettes. Since 2014, the partnership expanded to include Opportunities for Youth Employment (OYE) and engagement in the pico-solar space. TAREA is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Result-Based Financing (RBF) Fund for pico-solar market development, which is part of the Energising Development (EnDev) programme in Tanzania as managed by SNV.

    In the year 2020, SNV Netherlands Development Organization has requested TAREA to implement a part of the activities of the    Energizing Development (EnDev) program. The aim of the assignment is to promote enabling environment for the biomass cooking technologies sub-sector in  Tanzania. The activity will be concluded in December 2021.

  • Spix e.V Netzkraft Movement

    It is International network of organizations and groups who commit themselves for a better world. 

  • The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tanzania

    The Kingdom of the Netherlands through its Embassy in Tanzania is supporting activities that aim in adopting the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. The first support to TAREA was the event of the National Renewable Energy Day 2019.

    The Kingdom of the Netherlands is supporting the advocacy activity of recognizing smallholder farmer solar irrigation pump to be one of the tools of realizing Irrigation Master Plan and recognized as an agricultural implement. The activity runs from March 2020 to July 2021.

  • URBIS Foundation

    Urbis Foundation

    Urbis Foundation is the German NGO that promotes the sustainability of natural resources and mitigation of poverty.
    It has been supporting TAREA in the activities of advocacy, awareness-raising and youth renewable energy capacity building.

  • Wind Empowerement

    TAREA is the member of WindEmpowerment (WE) which is an association for the development of locally manufactured small wind turbines for sustainable rural electrification. WE represents over 50 member organisations, consisting of wind turbine manufacturers, non-governmental organisations, universities, social enterprises, co-operatives, training centers, as well as individual participants across the world. It also serves as a knowledge sharing platform that links together these members and participants to share their experiences of what works and what doesn’t in the contexts in which they are working, technical advances and other resources so that small wind can become a more viable solution for rural electrification. 

  • World Resources Institute

    World Resources Institute (WRI) is a non-profit organization organized under the laws of Delaware, US.  WRI is a global organization that works with leaders in government, business and civil society to research, design, and carry out practical solutions that simultaneously improve people’s lives and ensure nature can thrive.

    WRI has partnered with TAREA  for co-development and use of the Energy Access Explorer (EAE) for providing market intelligence to the renewable energy stakeholders, identifying new potential markets for renewable energy products and services and engaging the Ministry of Energy in Tanzania around policy goals that are key to the effective functioning of Tanzania’s renewable energy markets. 

    A combined effort between WRI and TAREA, with each bringing its strengths, would ensure that renewable energy stakeholders in Tanzania are equipped with the geospatial data and analysis they need to make robust market decisions and support enabling environments for renewable energy markets in the country.