Eng. Estomih N. Sawe works for TaTEDO, a Centre for Sustainable Energy Services in Tanzania, as its Executive Director. He has over 25 years’ experience in renewable energy and related policies, strategies, regulatory framework, programmes implementation, monitoring and evaluation. He also has experience in undertaking sustainable energy studies, projects planning, development and field implementation in particular: market systems (market chain, support services and enabling environment), community mobilisation and participatory planning and implementation methods, local energy enterprise and related institutional development, energy policy analysis and management systems development.
At TaTEDO, he has conducted, developed and implemented renewable energy programmes and projects including establishment of more than 15 mini grids. He has lead different teams of experts who have successfully undertaken different energy related studies and reporting; including a recent, assessment and reporting, including webinar presentation of Tanzania mini grids development experience, challenges and lessons with support from the World Resources Institute (WRI)
Prior to establishment of TaTEDO, Eng. Sawe worked with the Government of Tanzania, Energy Department for more than 15 years, heading the Renewable Energy Section. He was involved in feasibility studies, planning, implementation and coordination of several projects. He was a member of the team formed by the government charged with the formulation of the 1992 energy policy and its review of 2003. He worked for the University of Dar es Salaam (Institute of Resources Assessments) as a bio-energy options researcher and project coordinator resulting into a publication of the project results He developed the bioenergy project research proposal while based at the Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden for several months.
Moreover, Eng. Sawe holds a BSc. (University of Roorkee, India) and MSc. (University of Utah, USA) in Engineering and several specialised certificates and diploma trainings in sustainable energy technologies, management and policy related issues.