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D-tree to empower Zanzibar Community Health Workers with digital health technology

Community health workers in Zanzibar will be empowered with digital technology by D-tree International to manage care for families, pregnant women and children, building on the Ministry of Health and D-tree International’s award-winning Safer Deliveries program. D-tree International has been awarded more than $6 million from Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) and the Fondation Botnar […]

Thank you for making #IW2018 a success

HDIF team is humbled by the support you have shown during our exciting and insightful Innovation Week 2018. It was such a success because of your participation and your contributions. It is our hope that we will keep working together and network in other innovation ecosystem events. To view pictures from all events click here […]

HDIF Awards Mawazo Challenge Winning Ideas

The Mawazo Challenge was launched on 21 April 2017 by a consortium including Tanzania Bora Initiative, Sahara Sparks and Tanzania Medical Students Association. This round of  Mawazo Challenge aimed to provide a platform for the Health and Allied Science Universities Students in Tanzania to foster ideas and solutions for problems in the health sector. In […]

HDIF’s celebrations of the International Day of the Girl

Young women from Thamani ya Binti hosted the show that brought together girls from Camfed, Fundacion Paraguaya, and DOT to share their stories about how HDIF supported innovations have impacted their lives. The event was part of a series of events hosted by SPRING Accelerator and HDIF taking place in London, San Francisco and Dar es […]

Practicing the Principles for Digital Development

HDIF partnered with The Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) for the ‘Practicing the Principles for Digital Development’ event on 12 October, 2017 in Dar es Salaam. The event focused on sharing experiences directly from implementers and giving practical guidance on three of the Digital Principles: Be Collaborative, Design with the User, and Understand the Ecosystem. At the event, HDIF also […]

Sproxil Launches Mobile Product Authentication Service

HDIF grantee Sproxil, a global leader in mobile-based brand protection and consumer engagement technology, recently presented its award-winning suite of solutions to corporate entities, regulatory bodies, and the government, as well as facilitate discussions on collaborative approach to fighting counterfeiting. HDIF is also pleased to inform you that Sproxil has opened a country office in […]

Newsletter – Volume 9

Newsletter Volume 9 is out, click here to read it online. Do not forget to subscribe to get the next volume in your email.

Going Beyond Funding Startups

In part two of an exclusive three part guest post series written for Disrupt Africa reflecting on a year of reviewing innovation pitches, David B. McGinty, Team Leader of the Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) in Tanzania, looks at four aspects of enterprise development required to scale innovations. In the past year at HDIF we have invested in 24 […]

Entrepreneurs, Know Thyself

In an exclusive three part guest post series written for Disrupt Africa, David B. McGinty, team leader of the Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) in Tanzania, looks at the value of impact of funder language and the push to innovate on entrepreneurs. In the past year, I’ve had a cool job that includes being a judge and […]