Data Tamasha

You are cordially invited to join us for a Data “Tamasha” or Data “Festival” day of sharing, learning and celebrating! Learn how data is having an impact in Tanzania and be part of a growing community of “data for local impact” enthusiasts. Individuals, communities and organizations will share specific examples (use stories) where data has enabled them to improve decisions, strengthen plans and better align budgets with priorities in Tanzania. Use stories will focus on:


The Data Tamasha will take place at the Tanzania Data Lab (dLab) and will be co-hosted by other Data Collaboratives for Local Impact (DCLI) partners: Data for Local Impact Innovation Challenge, Data Zetu, and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. The event will bring together the DCLI partners and other data stakeholders including Government, Donors, CSOs and private sectors.  It will provide a platform to:

  • Showcase tangible examples of how  data is making a difference in program strategy, impact, budget and measuring development progress.
  • Share the overall DCLI program model, its contribution to the data ecosystem by linking its  services to Government, CSOs  and Donors, and plans for sustainability.
  • Promote greater networking, sharing of experience and collaboration amongst those interested in making data useful to people, communities and organizations.

The Data Tamasha will provide you with the opportunity to navigate sessions and listen to inspiring data use story presentations on youth, governance & decision-making, health, and outreach & advocacy and pertinent exhibitions. At the end of the day participants will converge into a closing plenary session highlighting current and future data use opportunities for Tanzania.  The day will end with engaging networking and a barbeque.

We hope you will join us for this unique event.  Kindly register before December 1, 2017  using this link. Space is limited!  

Thank you for your continued engagement.


The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) have partnered to support innovative and country-led approaches that promote evidence-based decision-making for programs and policies that address HIV/AIDS, global health, gender equality, and economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa. The Data Collaboratives for Local Impact (DCLI) program was launched in April 2016 with funding from PEPFAR and oversight by MCC.

Three DCLI projects are underway in Tanzania; Tanzania data Lab (dLab), Data for Local Impact Innovation Challenge (DLI) and Data Zetu. The DCLI projects are strengthening the availability and use of data to improve lives and empower citizens to hold governments and donors more accountable for results. The DCLI program aligns with broader U.S. government efforts to maximize the effectiveness of U.S. foreign assistance and with the Global Data Partnership’s efforts to promote data collaboration to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).





Use stories are listed on the next page.   Final line-up (order) will be provided ahead of the event.

The Data Use Stories will be presented in parallel morning and afternoon sessions.

Morning Sessions


  • Seeding Data Use Among Hospital Staff: Evangelical Lutheran Church Hospitals are Strengthening their Capacity for Data-Driven Decision-Making
  • Real-time Medicine Tracker to Improve Health in Tanzania: OKOA is a Cloud-Based System for Information Sharing between Health Sector Stakeholders
  • Connecting Users in Zanzibar with Hospitals and Pharmacies: HealthLoc Platform to Locate Nearby Health Facilities
  • afyaBox to Connect Tanzanians to Health Services: Improve Access to Health Services by Integrating a User Friendly Mobile Application with the Health Facility Registry Database
  • Health Service Rating System: Empowering Tanzanians to Rate the Quality of Health Services
  • Our Voice, Our Health: A Community Feedback System to Improve Health Services

Outreach and Advocacy

  • Using Data to Improve Child Protection Hotline Operations
  • Data Converges with Fashion for Social Change: Temeke-Based FASDO Brings Sexual and Reproductive Health Issues Center Stage through Khanga Design Competition
  • Making Data Accessible through Storytelling in the News
  • Magnifying Citizens’ Voices to Advance Practical Local Government-Supported Solutions
  • Ramani Huria: Humanitarian OpenStreetMap and Open Mapping for Development

Afternoon Sessions

Governance and Decision-Making

  • The Advanced Data Planning Tool: Putting Data to Work for Tanzania
  • Putting Data to Work for Zanzibar: Using ADAPT to Track SDGs and MKUZA-III Indicators
  • Building Data Confidence and Tools to Improve Decision Making in Kyela
  • Informing Parliamentary Decision-Making and Enhancing Citizen Participation
  • Discussions on Data Drive Improved Community Services


  • Apps and Girls: Empowering Young Women through Technology and Data Skills
  • Connecting Students to Textbooks: Young Entrepreneur Uses Data to Connect Students to Affordable Textbooks
  • Fighting School Dropouts among Girls: An Innovative Predictive Tool that Empowers Citizens, Communities, and Local Governments with Information
  • Tausi Jukwaa: A Data-Driven Platform for Menstrual Hygiene Management
  • UsichanaWangu Kwanza: Educating Communities and Breaking Taboos about Menstruation to Reduce School Dropouts among Adolescent Women and Young Girls
  • Harmonizing Data to Support Orphans and Most Vulnerable Children: Mango Tree is Harmonizing its Data Supply Chain to Improve Services


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