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.      

Harnessing the Value of the Digital Principles for Inclusive Development

By Claudine Lim Last week, the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL), the Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) and the Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) together presented on inclusive digital development at the Bond Conference in London– Europe’s largest annual international development event. Eliguard Dawson describes how the DOT FUSION program was guided by Design With User and Understand […]

Mawazo Challenge: Implementing a targeted innovation challenge in Tanzania

The Mawazo Challenge (Mawazo translates to ‘ideas’) was initiated to stimulate ideas, inspire new innovators, and increase support to potential entrepreneurs – such as funding and skills development – that could contribute to building a stronger innovation pipeline to help solve problems at the community level in Tanzania. Individuals, groups, and organisations were invited to […]

Check out our holiday newsletter

Our holiday newsletter is out. Read to learn more about our new reports, opportunities and updates on the coming Innovation Week. In the past year HDIF has passed several key milestones–including surpassing our 5 year anniversary for accelerating innovation and technology in Tanzania and another year-on-year increase in Tanzania’s ranking in the Global Innovation Index. In […]

New report: Mapping of Tanzanian hubs and innovation spaces

Hubs are key actors in the evolving innovation ecosystem. COSTECH hosts within its premises one of Tanzania’s major hubs – Buni Hub. COSTECH’s vision is to transform Buni into a model ‘Hub of Hubs’, creating a central node that can offer support to other hubs, labs, and innovation spaces nationally. To aid COSTECH in achieving this […]

New report: Investing in Social Innovation and Technology in Tanzania 

The innovation ecosystem in Tanzania has developed rapidly over the past five years with increasing numbers of individuals and institutions stepping up, becoming more active, visible and connected than ever before. During this time, the country’s ranking in the Global Innovation Index has climbed 27 positions – a remarkable achievement. A key goal of HDIF’s programme […]