TDECB

‘TDECB’ is short for Tanzania Dutch Energy Capacity Building Project. This project aims to strengthen the capacity of post-secondary education and vocational training institutes.

This way technical, international and domestic challenges related to renewable energy and the gas sector are easier to address. The TDECB supports the Dar es Salaam University, the Karume Institute of Science and Technology and the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology. The selected organisations will benefit from the support, know-how and expertise of Dutch service providers. The ITC (University Twente) leads the project in association with local, regional or international partners and experts.

By involving donor coordination and the private sector, the project reinforces cooperation between the Dutch and Tanzanian academic and private sector. There is special attention for enhancing equal opportunities for women and to the link between capacity development and labour market needs, promoting (self) employment of women and men. In 2017 the Tanzania Energy Platform has been established as a result of this initiative.

The project is initiated and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of Environment, Water, Climate and Energy (IGG), and follows the procedures and formats of the NICHE programme.

More information

For more information on the TDECB please contact us.

How foreign students in the Netherlands handle the lockdown

14 April 2020
The lockdown and travel restrictions due to the novel coronavirus forces students to stay indoors. This includes foreign students studying in the Netherlands with an Orange Knowledge scholarship. How do they endure far from home?

Knowledge diplomacy: the centrepiece of trade

17 February 2020
This March, cabinet members and business and education leaders will join the Dutch Royal Couple on a state visit to Indonesia. While this visit will attract due attention, it is the ongoing ‘quiet’ work of knowledge diplomacy that may have the most sustainable impact on a society.