The Energy Charter Secretariat, in collaboration with the European Commission, DG Development and Cooperation, has developed a capacity building programme with African countries to introduce them to the universal market-based principles enshrined in the International Energy Charter and the Energy Charter Treaty, and to assess their energy sectors against these universal principles. The objective is to promote an investment friendly regulatory environment that is necessary to address the huge energy challenges facing the African continent.
The report "Tanzanian energy sector under the universal principles of the Energy Charter" has been funded under the EU Technical Assistance Facility for the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative – Western and Central Africa and is the result of the capacity building programme that for three months brings secondees from African governments to the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels. The secondment of a civil servant designated by the Ministry Energy of Tanzania and the elaboration of this report are part of a broader strategy aiming to engage the country in further energy policy reform in line with international standards. Therefore, the secondment and report have been developed in parallel with meetings in the capital with national authorities and continuous follow-up for the development of the principles provided for in the International Energy Charter is planned. The latter paves the way to embrace the market-based rules of the Energy Charter Treaty when the country is ready to do so.