Eng. Matthew Matimbwi
Executive Secretary of Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA)
Eng. Matthew Matimbwi is the graduate of University of Flensburg, M.Sc. ARTES of the year 2000. He is the Executive Secretary of Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA), the non-state non-profit making Tanzania umbrella renewable energy NGO.
Eng. Matimbwi is leading Tanzania private sector initiatives in enabling access to sustainable modern energy through the use of renewable energy technologies. He has been managing the activities of:
Advocacy and lobby of enabling policies, regulations and acts
Renewable energy stakeholders networking
Information collection and sharing
Protection of renewable energy sectors and end users
Research and innovation
Planning and development of renewable energy systems
Provision of advisory service
The current achievements are advocacy on the retention of Value Added Tax exemptions on solar energy and establishment of REFIT on mini hydro and biomass, and tendering of solar and wind energy.