Community participation (CP) is emphasized in the planning and implementation of various
projects and sectors. The Renewable energy (RE) sector just like other sector requires community
participation for its effectiveness and efficiency. This review aims at exploring the community
participation in the renewable sector in Tanzania. A seven-step model was used to review various
kinds of literature and five identified themes were analyzed: (i) access to information on RE
resources; (ii) Community awareness of RE technologies and related regulatory and institutional
framework; (iii) Employment opportunities in RE sector; and (iv) Contribution of RE in quality
of life improvements. The study revealed that despite different efforts taken by the government
and other energy stakeholders, the community still lacks awareness about RE technologies,
institutional and regulatory framework. However, the RE sector plays an important role in
providing employment opportunities to the local communities and in alleviating poverty. For
instance, hydropower has increased electricity supply, solar energy has improved the local
households’ standard of living, education and health services. It is recommended that the
government and other energy stakeholders cooperate in providing more information and
awareness of RE technologies to the community. This should be accompanied by the introduction
of a national policy and law which is specifically for renewable energy to enable its development.
Bishoge, O , Kombe, G & Mvile, B (2021). Community Participation in the Renewable Energy Sector in Tanzania. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/community-participation-in-the-renewable-energy-sector-in-tanzania
Bishoge, Obadia et. al. "Community Participation in the Renewable Energy Sector in Tanzania" Afribary. Afribary, 29 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/community-participation-in-the-renewable-energy-sector-in-tanzania. Accessed 07 Dec. 2021.
Bishoge, Obadia, Godlisten Kombe and Benatus Mvile . "Community Participation in the Renewable Energy Sector in Tanzania". Afribary, Afribary, 29 Apr. 2021. Web. 07 Dec. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/community-participation-in-the-renewable-energy-sector-in-tanzania >.
Bishoge, Obadia , Kombe, Godlisten and Mvile, Benatus . "Community Participation in the Renewable Energy Sector in Tanzania" Afribary (2021). Accessed December 07, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/community-participation-in-the-renewable-energy-sector-in-tanzania