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2018 Call For Proposals on Opportunities for Fostering Innovation

The Commission for Science & Technology (COSTECH) and The Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) invite applications for the 2018 call on “Opportunities for Fostering Innovation”. COSTECH and HDIF are in collaboration to fund creativity and innovation generated from innovative ideas of citizens and institutions of Tanzania through a competitive call. The initiative is jointly funded […]

Expression of Interest to manage the Innovation Ecosystem map

HDIF initiated a process in 2016 to run a study of the Tanzanian innovation ecosystem and to document the ecosystem players on an online map platform (http://innovate.co.tz). The goal was to increase HDIF and innovation stakeholder’s understanding of the key players and actors in the innovation ecosystem, with the aim of improving connections and collaboration […]

CRS handover to village supply water companies for Karatu and Endabash villages

HDIF in collaboration with CRS officiated the CRS project assets handover to village supply water companies for Karatu and Endabash villages. CRS was implementing a Remittance Recovery in Water Project were CRS and its local partner pioneer water technology Grundfos Life link that regulates and monitors when water is distributed to support technical and financial […]

ICS project handed over to the Local Government in Shinyanga

HDIF in collaboration with ICS officiated the ICS project assets handover early July, 2018 to the Local Government in Shinyanga.ICS was implementing a Prepaid Solutions for Sustainable Water Services project were with the help of the Susteq revenue collection system enable ICS to supply water to licensed water credit sales point (water kiosks) in Maganzo […]

HDIF Welcomes Round 3 Grantees!

HDIF has signed and on boarding seven additional grantees  focusing mostly on Early Childhood Development (ECD) and Menstrual hygiene and Sanitation, bringing the total number of funded grantees to 43. Below is the list of the new grantees; D-tree International Maisha Salama: Expanding a digital health platform delivering a continuum of care to support ECD […]

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 […]