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Innovation Week 2015 Inspire - Collaborate - Transform Innovation Week (23 - 28 March 2015) is a series of events in Dar es Salaam curated by the Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) exploring innovation in research, development, entrepreneurship, technology and the arts. Individuals and organizations from various sectors will share insights on innovation in their field of expertise for audiences and collaborators from across sectors. The purpose of Innovation Week is to inspire the current and future leaders in Tanzania to take risks on new ideas, collaborate across sectors, and transform Tanzania through the scaling of innovation. The following programs are currently scheduled for Innovation Week: Date

Focus Area




Monday 23 March 2015


BUNI Innovation Hub Location: COSTECH Ground Floor

PROPOSED: Tanzania innovation ecosystem from an entrepreneur’s perspective.

Open Public Event

Time : 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Wednesday 25 March 2015 Time: TBD

Panelists:  Dr. Donath Olomi, Owner, The Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Development (IMED), Partner, Tanzania Renewable Energy Business Incubator (TAREBI)  Sosthenes Sambua, Executive Director, Tanzania Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness Centre (TECC)  David McGinty, Team Leader, Human Development Innovation Fund  Jumanne Mtambalike, Community Manager, BUNI Innovation Hub


KINU Innovation and Co-Creation Space Location: Conservation House

Topic: Exploring the role of innovation in entrepreneurship in Tanzania. PROPOSED: Interactive discussion on how radical, technology-driven change and innovation can be intentionally developed in the unique Tanzanian context.

Open Public Event


Thursday 26 March 2015

Focus Area


Technology / Development

KINU Innovation and Co-Creation Space Location: Conservation House


DFID Tanzania

Time: TBD

Friday 27 March 2015


Time: TBD

Saturday 28 March 2015 Time: TBD


Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH)

Nafasi Art Space

Theme Facilitator: Johnpaul Barreto, CoFounder, KINU Innovation and CoCreation Space Design Thinking Workshop for Donor Partners: An innovation process that applies the creative tools of design, such as storytelling, prototyping, and experimenting, to develop innovative, user-oriented solutions. Facilitator: Deloitte Consulting Limited DFID Sector Advisors will share experiences in innovation across DFID’s portfolio to HDIF Round 1 winners. Facilitators:  DFID Tanzania  HDIF PROPOSED: Profiling and discussing innovations deriving from current research in Tanzania, and keys to unlocking the practical application and scaling of evidence-based solutions in Tanzania Facilitators:  Dr. Flora Tibazarwa, Director of Life Science, COSTECH  Dr. Honorati Masanja, Chief Research Officer, Ifakara Health Institute Chap Chap Innovation Day: NAFASI will coordinate an innovation-themed community art project and creative event that will enable the public to internalize and express how innovation can drive change.


Invitation Only – Donor Partners

Invitation Only – HDIF grantees and DFID invitees

Open Public Event

Open Public Event

Facilitators:  Nafasi Art Space  HDIF

Individuals and organizations are welcome to host events on the 5 themes of Innovation Week. HDIF can help provide ideas, partners, and promote the events. Simply email Hana Shine, HDIF’s Communications Specialist, at [email protected], and we will connect your event into Innovation Week promotions. For Innovation Week and other updates on innovation in Tanzania, connect with HDIF through social media and online: | Twitter (@HDIFtz) | Facebook ( | LinkedIn (

Innovation Week 2015 -

Mar 28, 2015 - Entrepreneurship Development. (IMED), Partner, Tanzania. Renewable Energy Business. Incubator (TAREBI). •. Sosthenes Sambua, Executive.

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