Tanzania Recyclers Association-TARA seeks to understand and identify the challenges that Tanzanian Waste Management & Recycling Organisations are facing due to the COVID19 Outbreak

Tanzania Recyclers Association-TARA seeks to understand and identify the challenges that Tanzanian Waste Management & Recycling Organisations are facing due to the COVID19 Outbreak. The outcomes will be shared with the relevant partners analysis and recommendations. For English Click Here to participate , Kwa Kiswahili Bonyeza Hapa kushiriki.

$20000 Green Challenge Fund to be awarded to Green Startups plus three month of Business Development Services (BDS)

Green Challenge Fund 2019

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

The Green Challenge is part of the ILO Tanzania Green jobs project to promote job creation for youth and women in an environmentally sound manner, supported by the Government of Sweden.

The Tanzania Green Challenge competition will be implemented in collaboration with local business development service (BDS) providers to offer financial and non-financial services to innovative green and growth oriented small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to grow their businesses.

The Green Challenge will create a platform for green enterprise innovation and development of sustainable enterprises, particularly women and youth, to drive the creation of green and decent jobs. Targeted emerging and established SMEs will increase their provision of green products and services by accessing a tailored business development programme, supported by selected BDS providers. It aims to tap the potential of a green economy in Tanzania by:

i. addressing high levels of youth unemployment;
ii. increasing the numbers of formal and growth-oriented enterprises; and
iii. improving the sustainability of production processes in SMEs.

TIMELINE:

1.Official Launch Ceremony -18 November, 2019
2.Deadline for submission of applications- Thursday, 5 December 2019, midnight EAT.
3.Judging process – 6-9 December 2019
4.Notification of shortlisted finalists – 9 December 2019
5.Award ceremony- 11-12 December 2019
6.Follow up of winners and documentation of the business models

AWARDS:

Categories:

• Best Green Business (Technology based, Manufacturing and Service)
• Best Green Agribusiness
• Best Renewable Energy Business
• Best Waste Management and Recycling Business

There will be one winner for each category, making a total of four (4) awards.
Each Category winner will receive US$ 5,000 as financial support in cash and 3 months of Business Development Services (BDS).

Business Development Services may include business management training services tailored to the needs of the company, green entrepreneurship training, coaching, consulting services, and technological support to boost innovation.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

The Green Challenge is open to:

• Young women and men entrepreneurs 18-35 years of age and above, who run a small or medium-sized business in Tanzania with potential for growth in a green economy.

• Applications from women, youth, and business leaders and entrepreneurs living with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

To participate in Green Business Competition 2019 please click here for Registration: Deadline for submission is Thursday, 5 December 2019, midnight EAT.


Contact the following for more information:

1.Hyuk Hwang,

Project Support Specialist,

UN Environment-Africa Office.

Mobile: +255 752 450 112

E-mail: hyuk.hwang@un.org

2.Allen M Kimambo,

Chairperson-TARA,

Mobile: +255 682 851 064

E-mail: wasterecyclerstz@gmail.com /secretary@tara.co.tz

3.Henry Kazula,

Project Coordinator,

Mobile: +255 754 572 143 or

Email:henry.kazula@gmail.com__________________________________________

TARA Coordinator – Dar es Salaam

Job Summary

The TARA Coordinator role offers an opportunity to be part of an exciting association at the forefront of positive environmental change.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

The roles responsibilities include, but not limited to:

•Government lobbying to promote TARA agenda;

•Media focal point: disseminating association news, updates, photos, etc., as well as other important updates for the TARA to maintain positive association reputation;

•Act as a primary point of contact for members and prospective members (including communication focal point for sending meeting invites, reminders, follow-ups etc.);

•Database administration (including membership database, startup directory of waste management and recyclers in Tanzania, etc.);

•Event coordination;

•Support the board with its board activities; and

•General project coordination.

Qualifications & experience

• Undergraduate degree in economics/ business/ law, or a relevant subject;

•Postgraduate degree in relevant subject preferred;

•Proven government liaison experience;

•Proven experience in delivering top results with limited supervision;

•Fluency in both Swahili and English;

•Good interpersonal skills; and

•Team player.

Application process

To apply send your CV and cover letter by 20th November 2019. Please email wasterecyclers@gmail.com, secretary@tara.co.tz, for any further clarification and full job description.

Tanzania Green Business Expo & Green Challenge Fund-2019

Tanzania Green Business Expo and Green Challenge Fund

ABOUT THE GREEN EXPO

Tanzania Recyclers Association (TARA) in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Global Compact Network (UNGC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have organized the first ever Tanzania Green Business Expo (TGBE) on 11th and 12th December 2019 at National Museum of Tanzania, Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania. The annual platform is set to showcase the work of innovative environmental entrepreneurs, linking them to potential markets in Tanzania and beyond. In the long term, this will increase the viability of the individual businesses and demonstrate the potential for greening to other enterprises across all economic sectors. The event is expected to strengthen and promote innovative environmental solutions and the circular economy business models, creating decent jobs and generating income to the youth and women across Tanzania.

The expo is intended to achieve the following objectives:

i. Providing an opportunity for innovative environmental entrepreneurs/SME to showcase their innovative solutions that address environmental challenges
ii. Strengthening a network of producers and suppliers of raw materials used in innovative environmental products and services
iii. Making a link for potential market opportunities of green products and services from innovative environmental solutions such as recycled and upcycled products.
iv. Motivating efforts and initiatives of environmental innovators through giving awards to the best innovations addressing environmental challenges in Tanzania.

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

The Tanzania Green Challenge competition will be being implemented in collaboration with local business development service (BDS) providers to offer financial and non-financial services to innovative green and growth oriented small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to grow their businesses.
The Green Challenge will create a platform for green enterprise innovation and development of sustainable enterprises, particularly women and youth, to drive the creation of green and decent jobs. Targeted emerging and established SMEs will increase their provision of green products and services by accessing a tailored business development programme, supported by selected BDS providers. It aims to tap the potential of a green economy in Tanzania by:

i. addressing high levels of youth unemployment;
ii. increasing the numbers of formal and growth-oriented enterprises; and
iii. improving the sustainability of production processes in SMEs.

The Green Challenge is part of the ILO Tanzania Green jobs project to promote job creation for youth and women in an environmentally sound manner, supported by the Government of Sweden.

To participate in Green Business Competition 2019 please click here for Registration: Deadline for submission is Thursday, 5 December 2019, midnight EAT.

To participate as an exhibitor, kindly click here. Deadline for submission is Saturday, 30 November 2019, midnight EAT.

Contact the following for more information:

1. Hyuk Hwang,

Project Support Specialist,

UN Environment-Africa Office.

Mobile: +255 752 450 112

E-mail: hyuk.hwang@un.org

2.Allen M Kimambo,

Chairperson-TARA,

Mobile: +255 682 851 064

E-mail: wasterecyclerstz@gmail.com /secretary@tara.co.tz

3.Henry Kazula,

Project Coordinator,

Mobile: +255 754 572 143 or

E-mail:henry.kazula@gmail.com