|Timeline||From February 2016 to 1 February 2020|
|Theme||New & renewable energy|
|Funded by||Ministry of Economic Affairs|
In Tanzania there is shortage of well-educated people in the energy sector. Whereas the country has recently discovered large reserves in oil and gas, there is also a huge potential for geothermal energy and other alternative sources of renewable energy. However, the development of the energy sector is slowed down because there is not enough skilled labor available.
The Tanzanian – Dutch Energy Capacity Building project (TDECB) works with training institutions in mainland Tanzania as well as on Zanzibar to train staff, develop education and research programs and invest in equipment. The project is also setting up the Tanzanian Energy Platform, that will enhance the collaboration between education, research and the private sector.
The University of Twente works together with Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, Delft University of Technology and Utrecht University to support the three Tanzanian institutes of higher education with knowledge development in education. The three Tanzanian institutes are: the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT) and the Karume Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) in Zanzibar