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Rising awareness on Clean Energy for Cooking to Local Food Vendors – Asha’s Journey towards Clean Energy for Cooking Introduction Asha, a seasoned local food vendor, Specializing in a variety of Swahili dishes, she caters to both dine-in customers and supplying to industrial workers in Mwenge industrial area. However, Mama Asha faces challenges associated with traditional cooking practices fueled by firewood and charcoal. Asha’s journey towards adopting clean energy for cooking practices took a transformative turn after her participation in the Mpishi Hodari training event. Asha at her Mgahawa in Mwenge area, Dar es Salaam February 2024 Background With over five years working in culinary business, Asha like many food vendor relies on non-clean energy sources, particularly firewood and charcoal, which not only poses health risks but also contributes to environmental degradation. The open kitchen setup fueled by firewood exposes her to respiratory and cardiovascular hazards, while also contributing to…

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INTERFINi attended IKI SOARING Workshop on ‘Financing Productive Use of Renewable Energies’ which was conducted from 19-20th May 2022 at Protea Courtyard, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The SOARING (Southern African Renewable Energy Investment and Growth)      programme was launched in June 2019, it designs and implements a prototype approach to prepare, bundle, and structure investments into small and medium-sized clean energy projects in Zambia and Tanzania. SOARING aims at launching a sustainable climate finance catalyst program for SMEs and supporting countries in mobilizing and channeling climate and private finance to achieve their NDCs and SDG (7) goals. The project assesses supply, demand, and framework conditions for several SME-level clean energy alternatives in agricultural value chains, as well as off-grid power provision for rural and peri-urban areas. The implementation partners for SOARING are RENAC and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP). SOARING is funded and commissioned by the International Climate…

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A large number of women and girls menstruate in unhygienic and unhealthy ways due to a lack of access to proper information/education, toilets, menstrual hygiene products, and inadequate sanitation. In the celebration of INTERFINi's 12th year of service in the year 2018 among other activities, INTERFINi staff visited Handeni District in Tanga Region and donated boxes of sanitary pads for girls to a selected Secondary School. INTERFINi was warmly welcomed by Handeni District Commissioner Hon Godwin Gondwe and was invited to his office for a short introductory meeting and greetings. The boxes of pads were then given to the Handeni District Education Officer, who appreciated INTERFINi for remembering such a gift to the girls as there is a high need for more awareness to be raised among women, men, boys, and girls on menstrual health and hygiene.

This year 2018 INTERFINi celebrates 12 years of service since its inception working on a wide range of assignments for Finance Investment, and Development Projects. With 10 years of Energy Consulting experience as Trust Agent for REA (Rural Energy Agency). INTERFINi has experience challenges that Rural Health Services are facing in providing services during the night without a power supply. Therefore one of the milestones that INTERFINi planned in the giving out was providing Solar Lanterns to un-electrified Msomera Dispensary in Handeni District Tanga Region. Slide Show Here.. Hon. DC Godwin Gondwe, Handeni District staff together with INTERFINi started the journey to Msomera Dispensary, about 45km from Handeni, the teams arrived at the Msomera village around 4 pm. The team was very well received by the Maasai villagers and Msomera Dispensary staff. DC Godwin Gondwe introduced both teams and proceeded to invite INTERFINi MD to give a short speech before handing the solar lanterns to the dispensary staff and Msomero…

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Tanzania Rural Electrification Expansion Program (TREEP) is a World Bank funded project under Government of Tanzania through its Rural Electrification Agency (REA) which comes in to gear further implementation of the Program (NREP) 2013-2022. The program development objectives are to: TREEP is a contribution to the country’s NREP, which seeks to complete 1.3 million electricity connections in Tanzanian rural areas by 2022. TREEP supports electrification through both grid and off-grid approaches, including support to small private power producers (SPPs) and other distributed renewable energy sources such as solar home systems (SHS). The program’s approach draws upon the experience of Tanzania under a predecessor project, Tanzania Energy Development and Access Expansion Project (TEDAP). From 2016, INTERFINi Consultants part of the CRDB-INTERFINi Consortium is the third-party verification Agency under the Program. On annual basis INTERFINi carries out the customer connections verification exercise and report the achievements to the Rural Energy Project. In particular activities entails;

INTERFINi has delivered Energy Consulting and Management Services to Energy Projects over Ten Years, working with a wide range for clients, including Government agencies, the Private sectors and international organizations. Some of INTERFINi’s most recent undertaking includes:

It was a beautiful morning in Dar es Salaam, on the Friday of 28th August 2020, when the in-house staff from INTERFINI Consultants ltd (INTERFINi) took a break from their usual 4-walls office setting and checked in at the scenic RAMADA Hotel in Kunduchi Beach areas. This was not a normal working day for INTERFINi staff as they dived into a whole day of training in Self-Effectiveness, jointly organized by INTERFINi Consultants Administration department and the trainer Mrs. Luphurise Mawere from Dignitas Solutions. Mrs Luphurise Mawere explored the many angles of Self Effectiveness in a highly interactive yet professional manner. The training attendees were very engaged whenever required and responded positively. All the attendees agreed that the whole training was an eye opener to a number of things and promised to apply the lessons taken into practice for better results. ‘I wish I had learned about Emotional Intelligence earlier, I’m positive…

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In the year 2017 INTERFINi coordinated and provided support to the The East Africa Green Building Forum (EAGBF) organized by the USAID and facilitated by ICF in collaboration with the Tanzania Green Building Council, themed “Greening the Next Decade”. The first ever East Africa Green Building Conference was conducted in the year 2015, which was opened by then Vice President of Tanzania, Hon. Dr. Mohamed Gharib Bilal, which combined regional forces to address the issue of green buildings within a broad sustainability framework. Since then, green building knowledge and practice has grown substantially within the region. In this Forum, Tanzania Green Building Council at its stakeholders are back to discuss these gains, and future needs, with an even stronger line-up of speakers. The Forum engaged the attendees in an open and constructive dialogue on real-world challenges as well as solutions that speakers faced or devised as part of actual project efforts. These leaders…

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INTERFINi is working as a subcontractor to National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in a USAID funded project to coordinate the Support for Tanzania Grid Integration and Resilience Project. This project aims at providing technical support and capacity building through workshops to the Ministry of Energy, TANESCO, ZECO, EWURA, ZURA and other key Energy Stakeholders. In realizing the implementation of the project, INTERFINi organised and conducted the first activity of the training on knowledge sharing with NREL at the Kick-Off Workshop on “Greening the Grid Tanzania” at Nashera Hotel in Morogoro from 11-13th October 2021. A total of 33 participants took part in the workshop of which 29 were Male and 4 Female from TANESCO, ZECO, EWURA, ZURA, TAREA, REA and Energy Private Sector representative. Due to the precautions that were associated with the COVID-19 global pandemic NREL team was not physically present in Morogoro, the workshop was then conducted virtually…

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