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Women Economic Empowerment through Business Incubation and Entrepreneurship

The project aims at increasing access to sustainable energy and energy services by women in urban Tanzania. The project will select and test a mobile biogas digested capable of utilizing food waste produced by food venders in the streets of Dar es Salaam who depend solely on charcoal which result into forest depletion. During the project life at least 20 entrepreneurial women groups in urban and suburban areas of Car es Salaam will be formally established with sustainable businesses based on renewable energy by February 2017. This will go in tandem with supporting these women groups through supporting the Tanzania renewable energy business incubator in initiating the development and testing of a business model to utilize of biogas digestion as a pilot. A total of 200-300 women will receive direct pre-incubation support via the incubator, with opportunities to become eligible for full incubation support as a next step.

Project code: TAN7068

Project Type: Pilot

Sector: Biogas

Location of Implementation: Tanzania

Duration (months): 24

Organization: The Royal Norwegian Society for Development (Norges Vel)

Type of Organization: NGO

Project Office: P.O. Box 115, 2026 Skjetten, Norway, Local partner: Plot 1018, Hamza Aziz Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Country of lead applicant: Norway

Website: http://www.norgesvel.no/?cat=303435

Status: ongoing