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Developing a national framework for deploying and scaling up E-Mobility in Tanzania

Tanzania EM
This technical assistance advances the following Sustainable Development Goals:

Affordable and clean energy

Affordable and clean energy

Climate action

Climate action


Tanzania is largely dependent on imported fossil and unrefined biomass fuels for economic and transport activities. The country’s primary mode of transport is motor vehicles, which create emissions. Due to its rapid urbanization and increasing individual motorization, traffic congestion and air pollution have increased alongside GHG emissions. Dar es Salaam is ranked as the third fastest growing city in Africa, where public transport depends on a large fleet of privately-owned minibuses that are often not well maintained to keep on the road. Electric mobility has been recognized as a viable and attractive option that can create jobs, reduce energy imports, and spur green growth. In line with its National Transport Policy, which envisions improving the transport sector’s efficiency, cost-effectiveness, accessibility and environmental degradation, Tanzania is seeking technical assistance for the development of an e-mobility program and implementation framework. The country has implemented policies and strategies to promote renewable energy technologies in various sectors of the economy. However, there has been no specific initiative or effort directly targeting e-mobility, nor any accompanying standards, guidelines, or regulations.

CTCN Support

The overall objective is to develop a national e-mobility program and implementation framework. Activities include a benchmark analysis of international policy, national market readiness and cost assessment for uptake of e-mobility. The policy and the implementation framework will include the development of a technology roadmap, suitable investment plans, a detailed feasibility study for the selected interventions, and capacity development activities for relevant stakeholders. Financing models will also be identified and a GCF concept note will be prepared to seek financing for the purpose of technology development, piloting, and transfer.

Expected Impact

Transportation networks are a fundamental element of infrastructure and will improve access to essential resources for rural and vulnerable populations. Women are highly under-represented in the transport sector, which is largely managed and operated by men. The transition to more efficient transport technologies presents an opportunity to increase women’s participation and to provide them with socioeconomic opportunities in new business models. The transition will also reduce the detrimental public health implications of using motorized transport equipment. The technical assistance is aligned with Tanzania’s Nationally Determined Contribution, which aims at promoting the use of renewable energy in transportation systems.

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