Innovation Week 2020 - Dar Edition

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  • 1st Day Sunday, March 08
  • 2nd Day Monday, March 09
  • 3rd Day Tuesday, March 10
  • 4th Day Wednesday, March 11
  • 5th Day Thursday, March 12
  • 6th Day Friday, March 13

Exhibition and The Gathering Performance

Makumbusho/ Village Museum, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Startup Grind

Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community with more than 600 chapters worldwide with the aim of actively inspiring, educating and connecting entrepreneurs. Startup Grind'S main corner stone

Seedspace Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Registration and Opening Plenary

Please come and fetch your badge for the week ahead of joining the opening session. Badges will let you into all your events.

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Innovation Week 2020 Opening Ceremony

The ceremony will take place at 9am on Monday the 9th of March at the Kisenga Hall LAPF Conference Centre, Dar es Salaam. The ceremony will be officiated by Hon. William Tate Ole Nas

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Exhibition and The Gathering Performance

Makumbusho/ Village Museum, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Flooding savers

Buni Innovation Hub, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Innovation Towards Savings & Investments (Atrader) - Presentation

A series of short presentations from selected industry experts and innovators regarding Innovative approaches to financial inclusion, the state of the financial industry, the current available opportunities,

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

House of the Future (Dutch Embassy) - Networking

You are welcome to visit the 'House of the Future' presented by the Embassy of the Netherlands. In the House of the Future, we are co-creating innovative solutions to global challenges. You will find differe

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

How Geographic Information System (GIS) can improve Urban Water Access

This will involve two presentations: 
1. The Potential of Geographic Information System (GIS) in improving cost estimates for Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authorities by Tobias B. Wolff – GIS

Speakers: Maisory Chacha
LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Innovation for the Future of Exams

Technological advancement has come a long way in Sub-Sahara African countries, including Tanzania. With technology so much can be done to improve school systems and the development of education. In the innov

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

HeroRATs and digital tools

In this session, the APOPO (www.apopo.org) and Mukikute (http://www.mukikute.org/) teams present the results of our HDIF-funded study on "Towards a tuberculosis free Dar es Salaam with T3: Test, Treat, and T

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Annual Joint meeting between Government and the Development Partners Group Science, Technology and Innovation

This is the annual meeting for development partners and government to plan for the coming year and report back on achievements over the past year. 

COSTECH, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Inclusive Innovation in a North-South Collaboration

Buni Hub & SiiLi Solutions Workshop

The workshop aims to build capacity through Design Sprint Workshop and also, to identify potential areas for North - South Coll

Buni Innovation Hub, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Open Arts Night

The Return of the Queens is the themes carried by Open Arts Night | RiseUp edition.

We invite you to an experience of a lifetime.

The Open Arts Night (OAN) is an interactive thea

Little Theatre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Cocktail Reception in Honor of the Opening of Innovation Week 2020

Invite only cocktail reception hosted by the Swiss Embassy to celebrate the start of the week. 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Registration and Opening Plenary

8:00 - 8:30: Please pick up your badge and join us in the main hall

8:30: Welcome remarks, an overview of the day and a recap of the day before

8:40: 10 minute keynote talk by Exim Bank COO, Davi

Speakers: David Lusala
LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Scaling Social Innovation in Tanzania (UNDP) - Panel Discussion and Fire Side Chat

The panel discussion will bring together key stakeholders i.e. entrepreneurs, changemakers, innovators, policy makers, investors and funders to exchange ideas, best practices, lessons  learned and find

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Exhibition

Makumbusho/ Village Museum, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Dual-Frequency Satellite Receivers for Land Rights

There are nearly a billion people around the world without a legal title to their land. The latest technological advancements have led to the production of low-cost, high-accuracy, GNSS receivers. OpenMap De

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

House of the Future (Dutch Embassy) - Networking

You are welcome to visit the 'House of the Future' presented by the Embassy of the Netherlands. In the House of the Future, we are co-creating innovative solutions to global challenges. You will find differe

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Corporate-startup collaboration through accelerators

An event that brings together top startups, corporates, and development partners to explore the corporate accelerator model and listen to startups on how they ideally see the corporate world working with the

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

WFPx : Re-imagining urban food systems for 2030 megacities

The workshop is a session with innovators, scholars, public and private sector to explore challenges related to food security in a growing city like Dar-es-Salaam. WFP innovation team and experts will lead p

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Digital Principles 101 Workshop (DIAL & DFID) - Open Workshop

Digital Principles 101 is a highly interactive training that introduces the digital principles as a route to peerlearning around good practices when designing, buying or implementing digital solutions.  

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FUNDI 101

Fundi 101 is a workshop designed to build capacity for different types of Fundis such as plumbers,electricians, auto mechanics, AC and dish installers etc on how to use latest mobile technologies to provide

Buni Innovation Hub, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Inclusive Innovation in a North-South Collaboration

Buni Innovation Hub, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The Future of Storytelling and Impact Communications

Ona uses the power of immersive storytelling to inspire viewers towards increased empathy, action and positive social change.We believe VR provides a deeper understanding for those living in the most complex

Speakers: Tulanana Bohela
LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Making the right to education for adults a reality

Karibu Tanzania Organization (KTO) plan to do a PowerPoint presentation, mainly with pictures as to give the audience the context that KTO work in together with the FDCs. The powerpoint presentation will be

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Shaper Talks - Building 2030 in 2020

Makuti Dar, Haile Selasie Rd, Oyster Bay, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

TEDxOysterbay Salon

TEDxOysterbay Salon will host 6 speakers on topics concerning innovation in a TED talk style and allow the attendees to have informal discussions of the talks delivered. We shall explore the topic of Innovat

Makuti Dar, Haile Selasie Rd, Oyster Bay, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Registration and Opening Plenary

Please pick up your badge, and come and meet us in the main hall for an overview of the day, and the opening keynote. 

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Digitizing the Agriculture Value Chain in Tanzania (Vodacom)

An event that brings together key players in the agriculture sector to discuss digitizing the value chain for impact. We will be showcasing how Vodacom as a leading national network and a global brand is pro

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Ndoto Program

Ndoto is a platform that focuses on discovering great potentials in young generation (Form IV graduates) and mentoring them with soft skills that will help them to identify their purposes, their contribution

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

Blockchain For Development in Tanzania

In the two-hour session, Deloitte will present insights from the 2019 market survey highlighting the overall attitudes, investments, opinions and perceptions towards blockchain as a technology with overall t

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

From idea to solution: designing digital media solutions for the Tanzanian media landscape

Conducted under the European Journalism Centre’s No news is bad news project the 2019 Tanzania Media Foundation (TMF) Media Solutions Challenge (read more here -

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Teachers for the Future Workshop

For Innovation week 2020, The Jenga hub will run a session for teachers, school administrators and aspiring educators that will take the form of a workshop, in which we will introduce the concept of applying

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Building Urban Resilience: The Ramani Huria Project

The Ramani Huria Project is a community-based mapping project in Tanzania that began in 2015, training university students and community members to create accurate maps of the most flood-prone areas of Dar e

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Innovating for SDGs

Ndoto Hub, Paaking Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Disrupting the Tanzanian Financial and Banking Sector through Innovation: Exim Bank’s Perspectives - Presentation and panel discussion

The event will start with a presentation that showcase Exim Bank’s innovation journey through the years whilst highlighting valuable lessons and then offer our perspective on what are the top 10 prior

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Effective Referrals from community to facility with Biometrically Enhanced OpenSRP

In this event we will present our approach in which OpenSRP platform integrated with biometrics is used to link CHV programs, drug shops and health facilities through a referral system. This referral system

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Do’s and Don’ts of Innovation Programming: Lessons from Tanzanian Approaches (HDIF & UNDP) - presentation, panel and workshop

In this event we zoom into a range of innovation support mechanisms and programs available in Tanzania. With the help of an experienced panel we address a number of key questions: how to best resource differ

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

How Startups can partner with Corporates in Scaling Up

We believe there is a need for strong partnerships between Corporates and Startups for their innovations to be scaled or sustained. As there are more and more disruptive innovations coming up, its vital to c

Smart Lab, Senga Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Leveraging e-Learning to address Mental Health in Tanzania

Safe Space Founder, Araika Mkulo, introduces the concept and purpose of the whole event. We then kick-off with a short presentation that shows statistics of mental health in Tanzania, what resources and serv

Safe Space Co., Haile Selassie Rd, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Registration and Opening Plenary

Please pick up your badge from registration, and join us in the main hall for opening remarks and an overview of the day. 

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Role of innovation in the Education Sector (UNICEF) - presentation and panel discussion

UNICEF Tanzania is partnering with the University of Dar es Salaam – College of ICT and the LaunchPad Tanzania to host an event which will include: 

  • A panel discussion on the role of that i
LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Training of DIY Toolkit 2.0 to Hub Managers

DIY 2. 0 Is the session organised by Sahara Ventures. DIY 2.0 Is the toolkit for running and managing innovation spaces and technology hubs. The aim of DIY 2.0 Toolkit is to support and help and create the a

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Idea Marathon

The event comprises of 3 sessions; First session being a Sprint activity, where invited startups will go into small groups to brainstorm about key challenges that startups are facing in Tanzania on 11th of M

Tanzanite Park,Victoria, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Innovation in Health Financing (The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Tanzania)

This session aims at bringing together key stakeholders from Development Finance and Health sectors to discuss and agree on the way forward for structuring a demonstration project for Maternal and Newborn He

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The Magic of Story Telling

This event aims at creating awareness about the challenges that affects people with disability so as to decrease negative attitudes and stigma towards them through the use of storytelling and technology (3D

Speakers: Ian Tarimo
LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Future of Digital Innovation (LaunchPad)

The 2 hour exhibition will involve a display and demonstration of innovative EdTech ideas. Showup, showcase and show tell. This platform will bring together EdTech start-ups from our 3 Sprint week programs t

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Inclusivity Bootcamp; Hakuna Chetu Bila Sisi Program

Impact Hub Dar es Salaam, will conduct a boot camp during innovation week. The bootcamp is part of an Acceleration program known as Hakuna Chetu Bila Sisi. The Acceleration program aims at supporting inspiri

Buni Innovation Hub, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Partnerships or Joint Ventures? A deep dive into collaborative models that drive innovations to scale (HDIF) - workshop

The session will include presentations of innovations rolled out by NGOs and social enterprises who are implementing partnership models with the support of HDIF funding and collaborate with private sect

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Catalyzing the Tanzanian Innovation Hubs Ecosystem

Facilitated by the Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF), this workshop will explore the potential of creating a community of practice of ecosystem enablers (hubs, labs, and innovation spaces) in Tanzania

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Design Thinking Workshop for Inclusive Education

Despite the considerable progress on education access and participation over the past years, 262 million children and youth aged 6 to 17 were still out of school in 2017, and more than half of children and a

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Synergies for impact: Entrepreneurship and Skills learning labs & digital hotspots

The purpose of the workshop is to engage stakeholders in discussions about how to use technology to teach entrepreneurship and develop skills for youth, and how to establish synergies to co-create and scale

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Ifakara hackathon for public health, nutrition and food security

The Ifakara Hackathon has a focus on creating solutions on Public Health, Nutrition and Food security. The second thought, cases could be developed by participants themselves based on current challenges acro

Seedspace Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Registration and Opening Plenary

8:00 - 8:30: Please pick up your badge and join us in the main hall

8:30: Welcome remarks, an overview of the day and a recap of the day before

8:40: 10 minute keynote talk by  Matthijs van

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Smart Circular Economy (UNDP) - Panel Discussion, Showcase & Pitching

This workshop will bring together private sector, government, innovators, researchers as well as development partners to share and exchange their experiences, discuss challenges, and report state-of-the-art

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Ensuring Ecosystem Synergy (Dlab) - Workshop

Fueling of translation of new ideas from Small to Medium Enterprises/Innovation Spaces in Tanzania into workable innovative solutions that have strong commercial potential is a very exciting challenge requir

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Inclusivity Bootcamp; Hakuna Chetu Bila Sisi Program

Impact Hub Dar es Salaam, will conduct a boot camp during innovation week. The bootcamp is part of an Acceleration program known as Hakuna Chetu Bila Sisi. The Acceleration program aims at supporting inspiri

Buni Innovation Hub, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Urban Greening with Treetracker (OMDTZ)

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The Future of Financial Sector Innovation in Tanzania (UNCDF) - panel discussion and workshop

Tanzania’s innovation ecosystem has been growing in leaps and bounds and the financial services sector has been one of the most agile in embracing and adopting innovation and change. Despite the fledgling

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Building Success & a Pipeline of Women Innovators (UN WOMEN & DOT) - panel and interactive power workshop

Diversity is critical to the success of innovation, and research shows that there is still a significant disparity in the numbers of women entrepreneurs and innovators. The gender and Innovation sessions see

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Wrap Up Celebration for IW2020 Dar es Salaam Edition

We are excited to have great wrap up session planned with an inspirational talk by Nicholas Haan, Chair at the Singularity University, focusing on the future of Africa. Grace Matata will give a brief perform

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

ChekaTu - Startup Mindset

CHEKA TU START UP MINDSET shall feature live performances from at least seven (7) top stand up comedians in the country; the likes of which are Coy Mzungu, Deo Gratius, Mc Madevu, Max the Great, Jol Master,

LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

About Innovation Week 2020 - Dar Edition

Innovation Week 2020 is a series of events in Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Iringa, Mbeya and Zanzibar curated by the Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) and COSTECH with support from UKAid and other partners and sponsors. The purpose of Innovation Week is to inspire current and future leaders in the country to take risks on new ideas, collaborate across sectors and transform Tanzania through the impact of innovation.

The main theme this year is INNOVATE FOR IMPACT. The sub-themes are as follows:

  1. Financing for sustainable development
  2. Leveraging emerging technologies for development impact
  3. Smart partnerships for Impact
  4. Leaving no one behind through innovation
  5. Green innovations for industrial development
When & where

Dar es Salaam,

Sun 08 to Fri 13, March 2020

9:00am to 10:00pm

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HDIF

HDIF aims to identify and support innovations that have the potential to create social impact in education, health and, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) across Tanzania. With a focus on market driven solutions, HDIF catalyses the development, testing and scaling of innovative models of service delivery, information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D), and product solutions in health, education and WASH.

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