Innovation Week 2020 is Here! Apply Now to host an Event

We are excited to invite you all to take part in the coming IW2020 with the theme ‘Innovate For Impact’. The call for events and exhibitions is now open and you do not want to miss this golden opportunity to showcase your innovations and share your experience and knowledge with other partners of the ecosystem. Applications […]

HDIF Adds a New Category For the EJAT 2019

This year HDIF has partnered with The Media Council of Tanzania (MCT) and other partners in organizing the 11th Edition of Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards Tanzania (EJAT) 2019. For the first time the EJAT will have a new category from HDIF titled `Innovations for Human Development Reporting’ in print, online and electronic media. These […]


This summary presents the key findings of research commissioned by HDIF, in partnership with DFID, to look into these prepaid water systems and analyse their effectiveness to date. The overall question for this study was: To what extent do the prepaid water systems contribute to the sustainable delivery of inclusive and safe water services in […]

HDIF Pitch Competition

HDIF’s Institutional Capacity Building activity provides support to local Tanzanian organisations to build their capacity to manage projects and develop their business models. On 10th September 2019, six selected organizations pitched to HDIF and other innovation stakeholders to refine their applications for the Institutional Capacity Support activity HDIF is running. The primary purpose of the […]

Finding Ways for Financing Innovation 

In August 2019 HDIF organised a Finance for Innovation workshop which brought together a cross sector of actors that are active or interested in financing innovations and innovation programs, including angel investors, development partners, impact investors, financial advisers and banks.The purpose of the workshop was to facilitate useful connections between various actors, create collective insight in […]

Over 9000 patients registered on the CliniPAK EMR system in Zanzibar

As our HDIF grantee VecnaCares closes its portable e-records project, a two-day workshop was conducted to disseminate the project results to stakeholders. Day one brought together the relevant hospital departments and users who took part in the project implementation period either as managers or end users in order to share their experiences, challenges and success […]

90 young ladies get employment through Gongali Nanofilter Project

Nanofilter is an invention from Tanzania, a low-cost water purification system that increases access to safe and clean water, removing waterborne diseases as well as harmful levels of minerals like fluoride which has been supported by the Human Development Innovation Fund and the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST). The filter has […]

HDIF wins British Expertise International (BEI) award

In April, Palladium had the great honour of being awarded the winner of best International Collaborative Project for HDIF by British Expertise International (BEI) at their annual awards. BEI supports UK-based companies serving the infrastructure and international development sectors. Their annual awards recognize outstanding British businesses that are delivering exceptional international work.  HDIF was selected […]

The Role of Media in Promoting Innovations

HDIF is keen to make sure that the outreach about the work of the programme and the development of innovation ecosystem in Tanzania is getting quality publicity. This was one of the objectives of holding a media workshop with editors and senior journalist in February 2019. The workshop, themed “The Role of Media in Promoting […]

Vacancy – Programme Manager

Palladium Group (Tanzania) Limited is looking to recruite enegetic and dedicated Tanzanian to work as part of the HDIF Tanzania programme delivery team. The Programme Manager will work under the guidance of the Country Director. Application window closed For more details click here.