Innovation Week 2019

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  • 1st Day Monday, March 25
  • 2nd Day Tuesday, March 26
  • 3rd Day Wednesday, March 27
  • 4th Day Thursday, March 28
  • 5th Day Friday, March 29

Gamifying The Future Cities Tanzania

We want to encourage young people in Tanzania to use game thinking as a tool to address everyday challenges and realize their own visions for Africa’s future. During the event,You will get a chance to be i

Goethe-Institut, Aly Khan Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The Southern Highlands Innovation Week

Rlabs, Kiota Hub and Mkwawa Arts Space are the key players in the Southern Highlands 
Innovation Ecosystem. The three hubs have come together in collaboration with other key 
stakeholders in

University Of Iringa (Formerly, Tumaini University - Iringa), Iringa, Tanzania

Innovation Week Opening Ceremony

The opening of Innovation Week, hosted by COSTECH and HDIF, is a moment to celebrate the work of innovators and those in the Innovation Ecosystem. This year we will be celebrating the fifth annual Innovation

COSTECH, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Blind Man's Alley

Robotech Labs Presents: " Blind Man's Alley"

In todays education system, we fall short on enhancing the practicality aspect of classroom content and curriculum as a result, we lack qua

Buni Innovation Hub, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Coding for Schools Program

Coding for schools is the program which focuses on providing foundation of programing skills to primary
and secondary schools students that will help them to design a technological solutions that will sol

Amcet Innovation Hub, Hekima Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

IS. EdTech Hackathon (ISETH)

The ISETH is the first ever Hackathon to be sponsored by Vodacom Tanzania under its foundation wing. Vodacom is a leading mobile telecommunication company rooted in empowering day to day lives of Tanzanians

Buni Innovation Hub, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Tanzanian Dream - The Future on Work

This session will be an immersive hands-on session that will allow participants to understand human-centered design (HCD). This is the process Ubongo uses to design a solution with its target users, whether

COSTECH, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Innovation Ecosystem Map of Tanzania

Innovation Ecosystem Map of Tanzania session during the Innovation week of 2019 will be done Open Map Development Tanzania (OMDTZ) in collaboration with Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF). The map grea

COSTECH, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

MPESA Innovation Forum

In this session, developers will get the oppotunity to explore and understand  the MPESA technology and APIs, we will also explain about the onboarding process which will allow entrepreneurs to understa

Buni Innovation Hub, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Invite only reception: Investing in the next 5 years of the innovation ecosystem

This invite-only cocktail reception is hosted by the Swiss Embassy in partnership with HDIF. It will be a chance for partners to meet and discuss what next for the innovation ecosystem, and look at how can a

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Zindi Data Hackathon: Build and test your machine learning model building skills on real world problems and datasets

Zindi will partner with the Unive

Tanzania Data Lab (dLab), Bagamoyo Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Gamifying The Future Cities Tanzania

WELCOME TO TANZANIA’S FUTURE

How to experience the future:

  • Transforming ideas and visions into game experience
  • Game Zone
Goethe-Institut, Aly Khan Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Digital Principles 101 Training

This event is a collaborative effort between HDIF, the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL), and local digital experts to launch a new digital curriculum that aims to support development practitioners’ awareness

Tanzania Data Lab (dLab), Bagamoyo Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Enablers and Barriers to Scaling and Sustaining ICT -Driven Solutions in the Health Sector

The session will be hosted by HDIF. It will engage 4 selected grantees who have previously or are currently implementing ICT solutions in the provision of health services within Tanzania with the support of

Buni Innovation Hub, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Her Innovation 2019

Ndoto Hub brings you ‘Her Innovation’ series of event; that is a platform for young women with innovative solutions to learn and network with their potential clients and

Ndoto Hub, Paaking Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Innovating for children - Dreaming big for Children

This event seeks to engage between 25-40 participants1 and will provide an overview of UNICEF's 
collaborative work with UDSM - CoICT on various innovation initiatives for children and women in 

UDSM College of Information and Communication Technologies, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The Southern highlands Innovation Week

Rlabs, Kiota Hub and Mkwawa Arts Space are the key players in the Southern Highlands 
Innovation Ecosystem. The three hubs have come together in collaboration with other key 
stakeholders in

University Of Iringa (Formerly, Tumaini University - Iringa), Iringa, Tanzania

Fab Foundation Workshop

The Fab Foundation Tanzania (FFT)  is  created as a non- profit organization dedicated to the
promotion and development of fabrication labs (fab lab) in Tanzania and network it with the
inter

COSTECH, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Silicon Dar Workshop

Silicon Dar is a movement to promote the new technology district of Dar es Salaam, from Bamaga bus stand to Morrocco junction the district is home o

Sahara Ventures, Morroco Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Side Hustle to the Real Deal. What’s driving entrepreneurs forward and what’s holding us back?

Do you get up in the morning to support entrepreneurs to grow their business to scale? Are you already a dynamic entrepreneur hustling hard to turn your business dream into a reality? Or, are you alr

New Safari Hotel, Boma Road, Arusha

Voices from the field – learning from girls and boys how they relate to menstrual hygiene and handwashing. Insights from Well Told Story work and expert discussion

Too often, programming is done without the “end user” in mind.  Well Told Story curator of Shujaaz will share insights from the field on how young people relate to menstrual hygiene and hand washing

Buni Innovation Hub, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Coding for Schools Program

Coding for schools is the program which focuses on providing foundation of programing skills to primary
and secondary schools students that will help them to design a technological solutions that will sol

Amcet Innovation Hub, Hekima Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Engaging Girls with Kuwa Mjanja

This two-part session is designed to showcase how Kuwa Mjanja brand is brought to life. Part one, an overview presentation of the process and tools that are used to scale in both the public and private secto

COSTECH, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Are we Ready for School?

 

Innovation week will accommodate EQUIP Tanzania together with other organisations /entities to showcase different innovations. This year the programme will showcase School Readiness Programme (S

Buni Innovation Hub, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

iLearn Challenge

Nelson Mandela once said that "education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world." At Obuntu Hub we believe the internet and digital innovations are

Buni Innovation Hub, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Invitation only event: Innovation & Gender Think-a-thon

Bringing together thought leaders, management-level officials, policymakers, officials from organizations and women in leadership working in innovation sector, community development, technology, education an

Safe Space Co., Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Invite only: Hub Managers Workshop

Full Day hubs only workshop. 

The objective of the workshop is to provide hub managers an opportunity to discuss current challenges in the ecosystem, share experience how they can tackle them, sha

Seedspace Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Youth-Led Data-Driven Accountability in action

Young People in Tanzania are constantly excluded or not given opportunities to meaningfully engage in decision making processes at a community and national level, both through government, civil society and t

Tanzania Data Lab (dLab), Bagamoyo Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Media for innovation growth

Media for Innovation Growth is a side event that brings together journalists, editors, the tech community such as innovators, hub managers, investors and other stakeholders to discuss challenges and opportun

COSTECH, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Scaling & Sustaining Innovative PPP Projects in the provision of sanitation services

This event will highlight several innovative public private partnership sanitation projects and research papers being implemented and undertaken by Brem

COSTECH, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The Path to Institutionalizing a National Digital Community Health Platform in Zanzibar

collaborative work with UDSM - CoICT on various innovation initiatives for children and women in 

UDSM College of Information and Communication Technologies, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Methods and techniques for promoting innovation through participatory technology design

Our session will involve a more theoretic but interactive part, where participants learn about models of innovation and sustainability from a design perspective, human-centered design process models in gener

Buni Innovation Hub, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Sensemaking Tool for African Innovation

 

The objective of the workshop is both to communicate the tools purpose to relevant stakeholders and to further develop the tool through participative co-creation during the event. The participan

Buni Innovation Hub, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Digitizing Teachers' Resources

The Roundtable workshop is about the “Role of Technology in Developing Teachers Resources”, where participants of different knowledge, skills and experience will meet and share knowledge. The workshop wi

Buni Innovation Hub, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Innovative Grant-Making for Big Impact Opportunities

In an ideal world, grant-makers and smaller private funders are capable of absorbing risks in supporting innovative work. They have the flexibility to fund pilots/ideas at the grassroots level, which allows

COSTECH, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Zanzibar, an Island of Innovation ZMI and TZ/AI Challenge

The sessi

Tanzania Data Lab (dLab), Bagamoyo Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The Future Ready Teacher's Designathon

During Innovation week 2019, The Jenga hub will run a teachers’ and aspiring educators’ training, that will take the form of a workshop, in which we will introduce the concept of applying design thinking

Buni Innovation Hub, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Juniors Tech Camp

Juniors Tech Camp teaches computer programming (coding and robots) to public primary school children. Students learn the building blocks of HTML and CSS to create and style a

Kijitonyama Primary School, Kajenge Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

How Augmented workforce affects workplaces

A panel discussion about the future of work following the disruption of technology and digital 
tools in workplaces. The discussion will be an open space for working professionals, students, 

Buni Innovation Hub, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Scaling & Sustaining Technological Innovations in WASH: Dissemination of Pre-Paid Water Solutions Research Paper by Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science & Technology

The session will be aimed at practitioners, Government (Ministries & Agencies), Development Partners in the Public Health & Innovation space, Private Sector, Local Government and programmes who can u

COSTECH, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Create with the user in mind

 

A lot of people are looking at technology as a way to solve their communities problem, however not everyone is tech savvy in most of our communities , so how do you create a solution that will h

COSTECH, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

BlogsHer Sphere

Bloggers, TCRA, TRA will be discussing blogging and the internet in general as a tool for business and information. How can you use this tool safely? for information, marketing and as an educational platform

Buni Innovation Hub, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Why We love Data

INNOVATE THROUGH YOUR DATA:

Design Thinking: Conceptualize your Ideas with an African user in mind

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The objective of this sess

Tanzania Data Lab (dLab), Bagamoyo Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Promoting STEM subjects using drones: Map My School

Our session intends to showcase mapping drone technology including geographic information systems which are used to create geospatial data products. We will highlight use-cases such as  Presentation

Tanzania Data Lab (dLab), Bagamoyo Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Smart IPC/WASH solutions for Healthcare Facilities

About Innovation Week 2019

Innovation Week 2019 is a week-long series of events in Dar es Salaam curated by the Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) and COSTECH with support from UKAid. This year we have partnered with DIAL, Vodacom Foundation, Dlab, 10 School of TECH, BUNI, SmartLab, Ndoto Hub, Digital Opportunities Trust, Sahara Ventures and St Joseph’s University. Other event partners have applied to host events and exhibitions which explore the theme “Scaling and Sustaining Innovation for human development”. Event partners are typically individuals and organizations from various sectors who volunteer to share insights on innovation in their field of expertise to audiences and collaborators from across sectors. The purpose of Innovation Week is to inspire the current and future leaders in Tanzania to take risks on new ideas, collaborate across sectors, and transform Tanzania through the scaling of innovation.
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Tanzania,

Mon 25 to Sat 30, March 2019

8:30am to 9:00pm

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HDIF

The Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) is catalysing the development of new models of service delivery, the use of new technologies, involvement of new providers and establishment of new partnerships, with a focus on the private sector and public-­?private partnerships. HDIF is organising Innovation Week with funding from UKAID and support from the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) and other partners.

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