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Announcing the Second Challenge Winners
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Announcing the Second Challenge Winners

Nine individual innovators from across Tanzania and one Tanzanian not-for-profit social enterprise, Ubongo Kids, have been awarded grants to implement data-focused health solutions through the Data for Local Impact Innovation Challenge (DLIIC) funded by the U.S. Government’s President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) under the Data Collaborative for Local Impact (DCLI) partnership overseen by...

October 13, 2017October 30, 2017by
DLI Third Challenge Window to Focus on Economic Growth
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DLI Third Challenge Window to Focus on Economic Growth

After two successful Challenges, the Data for Local Impact (DLI) Innovation Challenge is planning a third Challenge Window. DLI held its second Challenge Window in May 2017 after the first one in October 2016. While the first Challenge focused on improving health and the second Challenge focused on protecting adolescent girls and young women against...

August 27, 2017August 25, 2017by
18 Finalists Pitched for the DLI “DREAMS” Challenge Window
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18 Finalists Pitched for the DLI “DREAMS” Challenge Window

  The Data for Local Impact (DLI) Innovation Challenge congratulates all 20 finalists of the Second Challenge Window for having reached the pitch session stage. Out of 20 finalists, 18 were able to participate in the pitching event, sharing their different ideas on how to protect Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) against the risks...

August 25, 2017August 25, 2017by
The Innovation Funds Supporting #data4SDGs
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The Innovation Funds Supporting #data4SDGs

Around the world, funders and investors are recognizing the powerful potential of “innovation funds” and “innovation challenges” to identify entrepreneurs with creative, high-impact ideas to tackle society’s most pressing problems, including health, water and sanitation, education, social justice, and gender equality.

August 17, 2017August 25, 2017by
Do you know how to pitch?
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Do you know how to pitch?

You have a creative, innovative idea that will change an industry and help many people. Great! Now how do you convince a stranger to invest in your idea? It is likely that at some point, you will have to “pitch” your idea to investors. The standard meaning of “pitch” is to throw something, like a...

August 4, 2017August 4, 2017by
Empowering local innovators in Tanzania to leverage open data
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Empowering local innovators in Tanzania to leverage open data

The Data for Local Impact Innovation Challenge (DLIIC) recently selected 12 winning innovators to tackle health challenges in Tanzania. DLIIC is funded by the U.S. Government’s President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to engage and support Tanzania’s growing data community and strengthen health outcomes. The Dar es Salaam Teknohama Business Incubator (DTBi) is collaborating...

April 19, 2017September 7, 2017by
Announcing the First Challenge Winners
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Announcing the First Challenge Winners

Data for Local Impact Innovation Challenge selects winning innovators to tackle health challenges in Tanzania Over the past decade, the Tanzanian Government has made good progress in opening up data to provide greater transparency and to enable programmatic effectiveness, but there is an opportunity to more meaningfully involve and build the capacity of the technical...

March 2, 2017May 10, 2017by
First Challenge Pitch Session
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First Challenge Pitch Session

The very first Data for Local Impact Innovation Challenge Pitch Event was conducted on 3rd of December, 2016 at the University of Dar es Salaam College of ICT – Dar  es Salaam, where 26 Tanzanian innovators and entrepreneurs presented their ideas to our panel of expert judges. The esteemed Selection Committee evaluated the pitches

January 13, 2017May 9, 2017by
First Challenge Window Update
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First Challenge Window Update

The first DLI Innovation Challenge Window targeted both organisations and individuals/startups from all over Tanzania. The call for applications started on October 25th, and the window closed on November 20th, 2016 at 2400 hrs midnight. The very first Challenge Window attracted a total of 723 applicants: 190 from registered organisations and 533 from startups and...

January 2, 2017May 9, 2017by

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