The dLab training team is  capacity building pillar. The pillar focuses on organizing the Open Data community across several activities including training sessions face to face – on site as well as online.

To support local capacity building, the online learning modules will be made available in English and Kiswahili. Content is accessible through an online learning portal and will be made available through native IOS and Android apps.


13 interactive learning modules launched. Click here to access.

The first dLab online modules cover open data fundamentals; from benefits and case studies to open data licensing and publishing.

Want to help shape the modules that we create next? Take our short survey to let us know what your data training needs are; from data cleaning to analysis and visualisation.

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Want to learn about the benefits of open data for you and or your organisation?

dLab runs regular training workshops open for anyone to attend. Check the news items for the latest dates available.  Register your interest for an open data training course by emailing

Meet the training team

Women in Data Workshop on 6th - 8th March, 2017  

dLab is excited  to celebrate with you Women’s day through “Women in Data Workshop” from 6th to 8th March, 2017 that will bring together women from the media, ICT, M&E and data related fields. The goal of the workshop is to explore data needs to influence better decision making for promoting equal gender participation. The specific focus will be to explore the existing health datasets to gain insights on the health issues affecting women, potentially attributing to making the theme of 50/50 participation by 2030 not become a reality.

dLab is launching its first data publishing course for health sector on Monday 16th - 20th January, 2017

dLab is launching its first open data publishing training course on Monday 16th - 20th January, 2017 at the dLab space in Dar es Salaam. This course will enable participants in preparing their data or data set(s) for public use and make them available  for everyone to use.

When? Monday 16th - Friday 20th January 2017, 08.00am – 12:00pm.

Where? dLab, located at the University of Dar es Salaam(UDSM), College of Information and Communication Technologies (CoICT), Kijitonyama Postal Grounds, Dar es Salaam.

Who is this course for? This course is for anyone working under the health sector in NGOs, CSOs, government and individuals who want to learn how to use, publish and benefit from open data.

The Course details are:

Length: 3 day

Level: Intermediate

Audience: Data publishers, data managers, civil servants

Topics:What is open data, definitions, case studies, Tanzanian context, legal situation, how to licence, best practices, Preparing data, cleaning data, characteristics of formats, platform selection, data visualisations, sustainable publishing

 Course Registration for new applicants is closed