Innovation week 2019

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Innovation Week 2019 is a week-long series of events in Dar es Salaam curated by the Event


Innovation Week 2019 was sponsored by HDIF, COSTECH, Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL), Vodacom Foundation, Tanzania Data Lab (DLab), Embassy of Switzerland and FastHub. Headed by HDIF, the Organising Committee was comprised of individuals from reputable organizations and they played a central role in the curation of content, finances and logistics. Committee members included Buni, Sahara Ventures, Ndoto Hub, DLab, SmartLab, 10 School of TECH, and Digital Opportunities Trust (DOT).
The 2019 theme was “Scaling and Sustaining Innovations for Human Development” and it focused on identifying ways through which human development innovations, piloted and tested in Tanzania, can be scaled up and sustained. 80% of this year’s audience were innovators, academia, NGO’s, entrepreneurs and private sector while the rest of the audience were funders, government, media and creatives. The opening was officiated by the COSTECH Director General, Dr. Amos Nungu; Deputy Head of DFID, Jane Miller. The Guest of Honor, the Deputy Minister of Education, Science, and Technology, Hon. William Tate Ole Nasha officially launched the event.


These series of events are put on by various event partners who work closely with HDIF to align content, collaborations, audiences and logistics. Like HDIF, COSTECH and UKAid (main sponsors), previous partners and sponsors of this platform share a common vision of a Tanzania that embraces and effectively promotes, supports and utilizes innovation. The Innovation Week 2020 schedule of activities will be guided by the following subthemes