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Climate Action Network Tanzania (CAN TZ) is an environmental non-governmental organization (NGO) under the international Climate Action Network. It was founded in 2011 with headquarters in Dar es Salaam.

The network has more than 50 Civil Society Organizations members all over Tanzania striving to build community resilience and policies that embrace sustainable development and poverty reduction, while using natural resources sustainably. All these organizations together are working with around 10 million people.[1]

Climate Action Network Tanzania is currently a registered observer organization for the Green Climate Fund.[2]

Areas of work[edit]

With its mission to “bring together and support the Tanzanian community to influence and advocate for the development and implementation of effective national policies, strategies and actions which respond to, and prevent further climate change impacts whilst reducing poverty and ensuring long term sustainable development"[3] it is trying to fulfil the vision of “ensuring and realizing a socio-economic and climate resilient community that is capable to adapt and mitigate climate change impacts whilst using natural resources sustainably".[4]

The Areas of Work are reaching from the local to the international level and are in specific:[5]

  • Renewable Energy
  • Low carbon development
  • Poverty& livelihood
  • Capacity building
  • Agenda 2030
  • Climate Finance
  • Adaptation
  • Water Resources


Climate Action Network Tanzania has been part numerous publications on Low Carbon development [6], 100% Renewable Energy and Poverty Reduction in the Tanzanian context.[7] [8]


Climate Action Network Tanzania has been working together with Bread for the World and World Future Council for years as well as with other partners such as UNDP, Germanwatch and the Government of Tanzania.[9] [10]


  1. ^ http://climatenetwork.org/profile/member/climate-action-network-tanzania
  2. ^ https://www.greenclimate.fund/how-we-work/tools/observer-directory/civil-society
  3. ^ "Who we are". CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK TANZANIA. Retrieved 2019-06-18.
  4. ^ "Who we are". CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK TANZANIA. Retrieved 2019-06-18.
  5. ^ http://www.inforse.org/africa/pdfs/PIPA_Tanzania_Baseline_Report_%20May_8_2017.pdf
  6. ^ http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/iez/11242.pdf
  7. ^ https://www.uts.edu.au/research-and-teaching/our-research/institute-sustainable-futures/our-research/energy-and-climate-17
  8. ^ https://www.worldfuturecouncil.org/100-renewable-energy-poverty-reduction-tanzania/
  9. ^ https://allafrica.com/stories/201708300220.html
  10. ^ https://germanwatch.org/en/ecl