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Tanzania Receives £30m Boost for Rural Energy
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Tanzania Receives £30m Boost for Rural Energy

http://l.caast-net-plus.org/fV

The east African nation’s rural energy sector has received £30m from the Swedish International Development Agency and the UK’s Department for International Development, a press release says. “The main objective of the financing programme is to increase access to modern energy services in rural areas of mainland Tanzania for sustainable social economic development and poverty alleviation,” according to the release. The programme will be managed by the country’s Rural Energy Board and will run for five years. [Image credit: Flickr, DFID]

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Tanzanian Innovator: Perspectives from the Gongali Model
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Tanzanian Innovator: Perspectives from the Gongali Model

Presentation by Askwar Hilonga of the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Tanzania, at the CAAST-Net Plus Climate Change Stakeholder Meeting (Bergen, Norway: 7-8 September). [Image credit: A. Hilonga]

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Tri-regional Water, Renewable Energy Innovation Conference
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Tri-regional Water, Renewable Energy Innovation Conference

Tanzania is already preparing to host the Bridging Africa, Latin America and Europe on Water and Renewable Energies Applications (BALEWARE) conference in December 2016. The conference will include training sessions for early career researchers, presentations, policy discussions, field visits, and an innovation exhibition. Representatives from government, research institutions, and the private sectors are being encouraged to attend. [Image credit: Flickr, Global Marine Photos]

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African Grantmakers Network Assembly 2015
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African Grantmakers Network Assembly 2015

Philanthropists and development practitioners are expected to gather at the third African Grantmakers Network (AGN) assembly in Arusha, Tanzania, next month. The theme is Philanthropy in Africa 2015: People, Policy and Practice. “The program will foreground contributions to philanthropy in Africa by critical constituencies such as women, youth and other marginalised groups,” the event website says. AGN Assembly 2015 is co-organised by Tanzania’s Foundation for Civil Society and the African Women's Development Fund. [Image credit: African Grantmakers Network]

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UK Food Security, Climate Change Exchanges On Offer
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UK Food Security, Climate Change Exchanges On Offer

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The United Kingdom’s Royal Society and SABMiller have joined forces for an exchange programme between the UK and Africa. Most countries in sub-Saharan Africa are eligible although the organisers say special emphasis will be given to applicants from Ghana and Tanzania. The programme aims to award 5 grants over three years worth €28,500. Areas of interest for CAAST-Net Plus partners are agriculture, crop science and renewable energy. Applicants need to have a relevant PhD degree, a well matched collaborative partner applicant in the UK or Africa and certain other requirements outlined in the call. The deadline for applications is 30 April. [Image credit: Flickr/Iker Merodio]

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Funding Available for Sweden-Tanzania Research Capacity Building Partnerships
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Funding Available for Sweden-Tanzania Research Capacity Building Partnerships

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The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) is seeking joint proposals from Tanzanian and Swedish research institutions for its Research Training Partnership Programme. Five-year partnerships, covering areas such as research management, uptake and communication, will be aimed at “supporting the strengthening of institutional research capacity at universities and research institutions/organizations in Sweden’s target countries,” SIDA’s website says. The deadline for proposals to SIDA is 31 October 2014. [Image credit: Flickr, ILRI]

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Climate Data in Tanzania
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Climate Data in Tanzania

Presentation by Sarah Emerald Osima from the Tanzania Meteorological Agency at the CAAST-Net Plus Regional Workshop on Climate Change in East Africa (Kigali, Rwanda: from 28-30 May 2014). [Image credit: S.E. Osima]

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Overview of Climate Change Studies in Tanzania
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Overview of Climate Change Studies in Tanzania

Presentation by Prof. JHY Katima from the University of Dar es Salaam at the CAAST-Net Plus Regional Workshop on Climate Change in East Africa (Kigali, Rwanda: 28-30 May 2014). [Image credit: J. H. Y. Katima]

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