At this Exchange, we will launch our Energy Safari programme, which is taking place in the last week of August 2015 in Dar es Salaam. Furthermore, we will open the space for discussion on pressing energy issues, for which your input is highly regarded.
The Energy Safari is part of the Energy Change Lab, a collaboration of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and Hivos. The Energy Change Lab wants to strengthen the energy transition towards a system that improves people’s livelihoods, supports social services and spurs economic development.
To this aim, it looks to support social and technical innovators in Tanzania’s energy realm. As a first milestone in this process, the Lab has entered into partnership with Buni to organise an Energy Safari at the end of August 2015.
This intense 4-day programme is meant to accelerate innovation potential of Tanzanians around energy issues. We ask entrepreneurs, government and NGO employees, social, technical and economic graduates and other stakeholders to apply to this learning journey, where we will work on real-life cases, guided by different learning and innovation formats.
The Safari will both function to spark interest in energy issues, as well as be a first step to discover possible solutions to wicked problems, and to unlock a network of innovators. Implicitly, we see the Safari as a starting point of a longer learning journey around energy issues and possible innovative solutions that will come up during the week.
At next week’s Energy Exchange, we would like to give you the floor to give us input on our approach and on pressing issues in Tanzania’s energy realm. The Exchange is meant to be a meeting point for thoughts leaders representing government, academia, private business, entrepreneurs, civil society, and the international development community.
The two-hour session will consist of an introduction of Hivos’ and IIED’s Energy Change Lab initiative, will give an overview of the Energy Safari programme, and will feature a panel discussion of local energy experts from different backgrounds.
Lastly, our Hivos representative will present a recently launched global research paper on the role of citizens in energy systems. Afterwards, food and drinks will be served and space is reserved for questions and networking.
Please RSVP by responding directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your perspective and expertise are valuable as are those of the institution you will represent—if you are unable to attend please extend this invitation to a colleague who can.
We look forward to receiving your response.
Please feel free to contact us directly with any questions.