Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA)

Member since: 04/2022

Active in: WG E-Waste


Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA)

Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA) is a non-profit member-based non-government organisation registered in Tanzania by the Ministry of Home Affairs with Reg. No. SA10900 on the 7th May 2001. The objective of the association is to promote the sustainable development of the renewable energy industry. TAREA realizes its objective through the following strategies: managing knowledge and information dissemination, networking public and private renewable energy and energy efficiency stakeholders, supporting the creation of an enabling environment and framework for a sustainable renewable energy and energy efficiency market, and promoting institutional capacity building.

To ensure that renewable energy technologies qualify to be termed “sustainable”, waste must be safely handled and deposited.

TAREA is promoting the uptake of renewable energy since 2001. The technologies that have been well developed in Tanzania off-grid are solar photovoltaic and mini-hydro. Solar Home Systems has contributed to the electrification of 30.4% of the households by 2020.

Tanzania does not have guidelines on collecting and recycling batteries. TAREA wants to work with the government and partners in developing the guidelines, setting the waste collection framework, reducing waste through product life elongation and raising awareness of the public about e-wastes.

TAREA understands the circular economy as a sustainable economic model, reducing waste to a minimum by reusing, repairing, refurbishing and recycling existing materials and products.

Practising a circular economy will help save resources, reduce costs and minimise the hazardous solid, liquid and gaseous materials deposited on the earth.

TAREA is working to encourage decision-makers in Tanzania to develop and implement economic-social activities that are environmentally safe through mainstreaming e-waste management.