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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.

 

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...

VECNA CARES: Portable patient eRecords

In Zanzibar, as elsewhere, providing adequate and quality health-care services is often hampered by...

Ubongo Kids: Akili and Me interactive educartoons for school readiness

Early childhood education is an urgent developmental issue to be solved in Tanzania, where...

SIMGAS: Bio-Sanitation Systems for Schools

Hygienic sanitation facilities are crucial for public health. Inadequate sanitation is a major cause...

Shule Direct: Makini SMS

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

Shirati KMT Council Designated Hospital: Saving Mothers Project

From the lack of life-saving medications and access to skilled birth attendants to the...

Sense International: Inclusive education for children with deafblindness in Tanzania

Despite the adoption of the Global Campaign for Education for All and the advancement...

Nelson Mandela University: Low-cost sustainable water filter (NANOFILTER)

Groundwater is Tanzania’s major source of drinking water; however, it is not always clean....

MUHAS: Newborn screening for sickle cell disease

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a genetic disease that affects the red blood cells....

MSABI: Pump4Life

In a country like Tanzania where up to 50 per cent of water points...

AMREF: mVacciNation-Boresha Chanjo

Project description mVacciNation complements VIMS by capturing information and delivering immunisations more consistently at...

APOPO: Towards a TB-Free Dar es Salaam with T3: Test, Treat, and Track

Tanzania is one of 30 countries to be recognised by the World Health Organization...