Early 2011 all activities implemented by TaTEDO for EASE under the MFS Energy Access programme have been finalised.
The largest contract (009) focussed on building the capacity of TaTEDO staff and TaTEDO partners on:
- Information sharing and dissemination, as well as;
- Business development support and private sector cooperation
The second component has been implemented with coaching support by [...]
Kisangani Blacksmith and Renewable Technology Company Ltd (KIBARTCo)
The Kisangani Blacksmith Group is based in Njombe, Tanzania. KSG trains and employs disadvantaged young people, enabling them to make and sell tools in three workshops. Existing sales show growth of market potential for KSG’s products and tools. Late 2009 / early 2010 Triodos Facet has provided business skills coaching to KSG during two coaching visits. A business plan, marketing strategy and a draft franchisee agreement are concrete outputs of these sessions. Before, KSG combined business activities with charity work. To create more transparency, management decided to create a new company: Kisangani Blacksmith and Renewable Technology Company Limited, to house the commercial activities. A key challenge for KSG is to develop its markets in order to be profitable. This project aims to support KSG in its efforts to upscale the markets for two popular new technologies: sawdust stoves and rope pumps. In addition, continued coaching support will be needed to strengthen the financial management of the company and the creation of a network of sales agents.Read more...
Yet another newsflash from EASE partner TaTEDO in Tanzania. You can find an interesting article on the capacity that TaTEDO has built on gender mainstreaming in energy projects! If you wish to read earlier newsflashes, you can find them here.
TaTEDO Newsflash May 2011
Hereby an update on the activities in Tanzania, conducted by EASE partner TaTEDO. ETC mainly works on building capacity within TaTEDO in the field of Business Development Services and the Energy Sector.
Taarifa – Energy Information january 2011