Get a glimpse into the local data revolution in Tanzania.
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School of Data Summer Camp with Young Data Ambassadors
In October 2017, the School of Data’s annual “Summer Camp” was hosted at the dLab and was joined by dozens of young data ambassadors from across Tanzania, including Mandela Washington Fellows. Learn more here.
In October, Data Zetu and Temeke-based arts organization FASDO worked with dozens of artists to develop data-driven messages in khanga—garments worn by women in Tanzania that often bear social messages. Learn more about Data Zetu’s work with art and data here.
Data Zetu works with local and national community organizations to build tools and skills that address data challenges. These photos feature our collaboration with Sikika, a national health-focused CSO, to build data management and collection tools as well as build confidence in working with data to improve day-to-day activities.
Community mapping engages citizens to identify points of interest—underresourced health facilities, flooding hotspots that risk spreading disease, etc.—so that they and local leaders can a make better informed decisions about investments and priorities.
Kyela District Council is located near Tanzania’s border with Malawi. Leaders and community organizations work with data every day to inform activities and investments that affect challenges facing sexual health, economic growth, and gender equality. In May 2017, Data Zetu worked with dLab’s data scientists to build skills working with data at these organizations.
Watch a video of Kyela’s District Executive Director sharing the importance of working with data at his office.