Safari dates: 29th January – 2nd February 2018
Application deadline: 5th January 2018
Applications are now being accepted from candidates from Tanzania for 2018 Energy ChangeLab Arusha’s First Energy Safari – Call for Application for Tanzanians. Interested candidates advised to apply without delay.
Tanzania’s energy sector is going through a rapid transition. There are promising developments in energy financing, policy, and entrepreneurship. But as we often see, change can be slow and fragmented. Why is this so? What can Tanzanian entrepreneurs and citizens do to accelerate change? How can we strengthen an ecosystem of innovation in Tanzania’s energy sector?
We believe in the power of youth to transform their energy system to power their lives and businesses. Young people, when working together in multidisciplinary teams, have the potential to come up with innovative solutions, and the unique drive to make this happen.
Therefore, the Energy Change Lab (a programme of Hivos and IIED) is inviting a mixed group of young students from varied backgrounds, entrepreneurs, artists and engineers (age 18-35) for an Energy Safari in Arusha and surrounding rural areas. An Energy Safari is an intense 5-day learning experience to explore and experience the main challenges around energy issues and rural productivity, and to work together on new potential solutions.
In Swahili, ‘safari’ means ‘journey’. Five days is not exactly a long journey, but it might feel like that when you see where you will start and where you end up at the end of the week. The Safari will take place from 29th January to 2nd February 2018, and we’re looking for adventurous participants to turn it into an electrifying experience!
- Greater awareness and knowledge of complex energy problems coupled with issues of rural development;
- Potential solutions or steps towards solutions;
- Increased problem-solving capabilities and skills;
- Understanding how to apply methods and solutions to your own work or study context;
- A growing community of social innovators; build new connections and relationships.
Social innovation is realized by bringing different minds and skills together: different sectors and disciplines, different cultures and different ages.
As energy challenges involve technical, political, economic and social aspects, we very explicitly focus on participants from a range of backgrounds, age 18-35.
When applying, we ask you to share your motivation of why you want to join, what you bring to the table, and what you expect from the program. Don’t hesitate to contact us before, when you have any questions!
Our problem cases will focus on rural areas around Arusha. We are collaborating with two energy companies, Rafiki Power and Power Corner, who have supplied us with problem cases in their villages around Arusha. We will be making regular field trips to these villages and will meet the two companies and other relevant organizations/companies, to gather information on your case. When not out in the field, we will be based in a venue in Arusha, where we will eat, sleep and work with a group of approximately 30 participants.
We start on Monday 29th January – Friday 2nd February 2018. The program is full-time, consisting of morning, afternoon and evening programs. You can therefore only apply for the program if you are 100% available to attend.
What you gain?
Participation in the Safari is free of charge: food, drinks, accommodation and local transport are covered. This means however that we expect full participation and full presence. A Safari is an intense learning journey that combines analytical case work with personal reflection and team building. For this reason, all of us will stay at the same hotel. So wait a second before you apply and ask yourself whether you can clear your agenda from 29th January – 2nd February 2018. We can provide a written statement for your university or employer, if necessary.
For any questions regarding practical/logistical matters of the programme, email Basil Malaki at email@example.com
For information or questions about the content of the Energy Safari, please contact Nuria Mshare at firstname.lastname@example.org
We ask you to answer a set of questions on this Google form. Out of all applications, we will select 25-30 participants. Apart from assessing your motivation, we will balance applications by gender and background.
Apply here: #EnergySafari 2018
Application deadline: 5th January 2018
For more info visit Homepage of 2018 Energy ChangeLab Arusha’s First Energy Safari