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A key goal of HDIF is to contribute knowledge and understanding about the complex practice of social innovation in Tanzania that can be used by others. We invite you to learn from the journey we have taken together with our grantees and partners. Our two learning themes focus on the cross-cutting topics of ‘gender’ and ‘ICT for Development’, through the application of the Principles for Digital Development.

 

Identifying, Developing and Retaining Top Teacher Talent in Tanzania

Silverleaf Academy is a social enterprise or education operator that launched the first chain...

Improving Healthcare Management through an Integrated Management System

Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) is the largest provider of disability and...

Sickle cell disease in Africa

This article was originally published in the British Journal of Haematology by Furahini Tluway...

Save Time Opening a Private School in Tanzania

The Toolkit and following Case Study on Silverleaf Academy were published by Silverleaf to...

Young people are making the connection between education and economic opportunity

With support from HDIF, World Vision Tanzania (WVT) designed the Cycle of Transformation (COT)...

Feature phones provide learners with secondary education beyond the school gates

Shule Direct is a not-for-profit social enterprise that provides local, relevant, digital study platforms...

Technology is playing a critical role in the fight against maternal and neonatal mortality

Dimagi is an award-winning social enterprise that delivers an open-source software technology, CommCare, aimed...

Inspiring next generation of female coders: Abella

HDIF is working to address this issue by challenging innovators to design with greater...

Innovation for Women Economic Empowerment and Beyond: Ruth

Innovations that expand opportunities for women to start a business can improve their access...

DESIGN WITH THE USER: THE CASE OF UBONGO

Ubongo is a Tanzanian social enterprise that creates interactive edutainment for learners in Africa,...

DOT: FUSION-Technology and Innovation in Formal and Informal Learning

Youth unemployment is a nationwide problem in Tanzania. Although available government statistics show unemployment...

Christianity Social Services Commission: E-Learning in Secondary Schools

Education has the power to transform lives. Equipped with skills, knowledge and confidence, it...

Celebrating Women’s Participation in Innovation: Maryam

Innovations that place women and girls at the centre of their design have the...

Transforming Access to Education Through Innovation and Technology: Iku

Education has the power to transform lives. Equipped with skills, knowledge and confidence, educated...

Karibu Tanzania Organisation: Expanding Access to Early Childhood Development

Early Childhood Development (ECD) and pre-primary education both lay the foundations for acquiring literacy...

Pharm Access: Business of Quality in Health

In recognition of strong quality improvement systems being essential for achieving priority health outcomes,...

DAGENO Girls Center : Akiba Community Collaboratory in Karatu District of Tanzania

In Tanzania, girls and young women face disproportionately worse outcomes in education and health....

Investing in Children and their Societies (ICS) Africa: Pre-Paid Water Solutions for Sustainability

In spite of massive investments in Tanzania, the demand for adequate and safe water...

Ifakara Health Institute: Eave Tubes for Malaria Elimination in Peri-urban Tanzania

Malaria remains one of the major threats to public health and economic development in...

Fundación Paraguaya: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Education

In education, peer and group learning activities that integrate entrepreneurship and problem-solving skills can...

Jhpiego: Uterine Balloon Tamponade Scale-Up in Tanzania

Tanzania has made significant progress in reducing maternal mortality, the number of women dying...

HIMSO: Innovative PPP to Improve Health Emergency Transport

From cost of treatment to lack of medicines, the barriers to accessing life-saving health...

D-Tree International: Maisha Salama

In Zanzibar, maternal, newborn and child mortality remain high, often due to a lack...

Dorcas Relief and Development: Menstrual Hygiene Management for Her (MHM4her)

For many young women the world over, menstruation is an unwelcome addition to the...

Supporting Tanzania Women Healthcare Entrepreneurs

Innovation that promote access to financing and skills can empower women to expand and...

CAMFED: Technology Supported Learning in Tanzania

In mainland primary schools in Tanzania, children learn all subjects in Kiswahili; when they...

Children Edutainment as a Driver for Gender Equality: Doreen

Education innovations not only have a role in building children’s literacy and numeracy skills,...

Understanding the Ecosystem: The case of DOT

The Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) is a non-governmental organisation that promotes empowerment and provides...

mLabour: Mobile Technology for Improving Intrapartum Care

In spite of significant strides made by the global health community, maternal and neonatal...

HakiElimu: Mwanzo Mzuri

Early childhood development (ECD), in particular pre-primary education, lays the foundations for acquiring literacy...

DEWATS for Dar’: A pioneering community latrine emptying and Decentralized Wastewater Treatment

In Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – one of the fastest growing cities in Africa...

Mawazo Challenge: Implementing a targeted innovation challenge in Tanzania

The Mawazo Challenge’ (Mawazo translates to ‘ideas’) was initiated to stimulate ideas, inspire new...

Edtech Innovations in Tanzania: Investigating Student and Teacher Perception

Secondary school teachers’ and students’ perceptions of applying Information and Communication technologies (ICTs) in...

Investing in Social Innovation and Technology in Tanzania: HDIF’s Reflections and Recommendations

A key goal of the Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) programme is to act...

Making Innovation Work for Girls and Women in Tanzania

Women and girls typically experience the most extreme poverty because they face greater burdens...

Design for Scale: The Case of Pre-Paid Water System in Karatu, Tanzania

In a country like Tanzania where up to 50 per cent of the population...

Design for Scale: The Case of VSO

VSO’s health innovation in Tanzania has packaged a select set of low-tech, relatively low-cost...

Reuse and Improve: The Case of TotoHealth Tanzania

TotoHealth Tanzania Ltd is a social enterprise that has developed and rolled out a...

Build for Sustainability: The Case of CSSC

Christian Social Services Commission (CSSC) is a non-governmental organisation with an outstanding record of...

Design for Scale: The Case of Apopo

In 2002, APOPO, a non-profit organisation, began researching the ability of African giant pouched...

Performance of Prepaid Water System in Rural Tanzania

Poor access to drinking water is a major problem in rural Tanzania. New water...

Digital Principles into Practice

In recent decades the global growth of digital technologies has transformed the lives of...

Mapping of Tanzanian Hubs and Innovation Spaces

HDIF and the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) work together to realize...

SNV: Revolutionising the Information Infrastructure of Public Water Services in Tanzania

In Tanzania, nearly half of rural water points do not work and about 20...

HDIF Profile

The Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) is a £40m UKAID innovation fund managed by...

Catalysing and Scaling Innovation in Tanzania: A Review of Approaches

As the HDIF programme enters the final phase of its work, we want to...

CRS: Public-private partnership project for small-scale youth-led sanitation business development

In a country like Tanzania where up to 50 per cent of the population...

World Vision Tanzania: Cycle of Transformation

Tanzania is a rising star in Africa, having made significant social and economic progress...

Well Told Story: #Jipende: Using shujaaz brand love to transform wash behaviors

Efforts to encourage positive attitudes and behaviours towards sanitation and hygiene are in vain...

VSO: Accelerated care and treatment for mothers and neonates in Tanzania (ACT!)

Although Tanzania has made significant progress in reducing maternal, neonatal and child mortality, the...