Tanzania National Gender and Sustainable Energy Network (NGSEN)
National Focal Point:
Tanzania Traditional Energy Development and Environment Organisation (TaTEDO)
Ms Gisela Ngoo
The National Gender and Sustainable Energy Network (NGSEN) is a unique organization in Tanzania. It has emerged to point out the gaps and challenges entrenched in the gender and energy relationships hence seek for joint action. This relationship and its consequences on development are inadequately understood by many, including policy and decision makers. Through networking and collaboration with other institutions with similar vision on energy and gender at national and international levels NGSEN believes will bring the issues to light for appropriate action to guarantee sustainable energy for sustainable development of both men and women. The NGSEN developed its constitution to form the basis for its registration as a legal entity under the Tanzania law.
Network Goal and Objectives
To empower both women and men in order to actively participate in engendering energy for sustainable development.
- To help women contribute to and participate more effectively in energy policy and planning processes by a variety of means.
- Increase the awareness of all professionals in the energy and related sector on benefits accrued from and the need to mainstream the gender approach, so that it becomes integral and inherent in every energy planning decision.
- Consciously seek advice both from women and men in planning energy, and to identify, explain and respond to the differences in their advices and needs.
- Increase the participation of both gender and improve their status in the energy sector at all levels, and in particular to support and encourage the sustainable modern energy development.
- To promote the creation, maintenance and use of an environmentally-friendly energy technologies to reduce intensives of labour to women in the community.
- Gender mainstreaming of the TaTEDO MFP/PUC Programme, funded by HIVOS, which aims to install multifunctional platforms and productive use containers in 120 villages by 2012. More
Planned Activities 2010
- Strengthening of network structure and the capacity of network members.
- The network will conduct a gender and energy demand and supply analysis. Through this activity NGSEN will be able identify distinct energy issues around cultural, social and economical defined roles and tasks that women and men assume both within the family and household system and in the community. This will lead to identify gender gaps, which will set foundation for NGSEN lobbying and advocacy. Undertake gender and energy supply and demand analysis study.
- Prepare NGSEN awareness raising brochures and leaflets.