The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) is assisting Tanzania in scaling-up sustainable wood fuel (charcoal and firewood) systems (together with Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology, Tanzania Renewable Energy Association and CTCN Consortium partner the World Agroforestry Centre).
As part of this assistance, the new publication presents results of a situation analysis of woodfuel (charcoal and firewood) in Mtwara, Lindi and Pwani regions in Tanzania all together referred to as the Coastal region. The situation analysis also involved planning aimed at making woodfuel sustainable from a systems perspective that considers production of wood, wood processing into charcoal, transport and trade/marketing and utilizations and cross cutting issues such as regulations and gender.
The process applied the Stakeholder Approach to Risk-informed and Evidence based Decisionmaking (SHARED) methodology. The priority interventions identified for sustainable woodfuel systems include awareness raising and capacity development, implementation of sound innovations, effective impacts monitoring systems and a sound coordinated policy framework. Strategies for awareness raising, communication and capacity building are also presented.