Wood Energy Catalogue

Sustainable Energy for All – Action Agenda and Investment Prospectus - Tanzania

Countries of implementation
United Republic of Tanzania

The SEforALL Rapid Assessment and Gap Analysis report for Tanzania was published in 2013. The Action Agenda and Investment Prospectus were released in 2015. The SEforALL Action Agenda explicitly mentioned the followings directly relevant to wood energy:

a) The unsustainability of the biomass sector is exacerbated by the fact that consumers do not pay the true cost of woodfuel. Market prices of charcoal and firewood only reflect the opportunity costs for harvesting, transformation and transport and do not reflect the costs for producing wood;

b) Develop woodfuels (firewood and charcoal) supply and demand master plan for the main supply and demand centers (including tree cover inventory, classification of harvesting zones, relevant data, analysis of woodfuels flows, development of conditions and technical specifications for woodfuels, production and use).

Tanzania, energy access, renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable energy, action plan, investment prospectus, woodfuel, charcoal
Type of initiatives
Strategy or Action Plan
Level of intervention
Responsible agencies
Ministry of Energy and Minerals; SEforALL; AfDB; UNDP