Community Engagement

Our approach towards community engagement seeks to empower community members to engage effectively and efficiently in data and innovation ecosystems and as a result strengthen the ecosystems. We seek to increase the generation, sharing and usage of data to make evidence-based decisions aiming at improving the lives of the people, tackling of the challenges that exist through innovation and contribute meaningfully in the social and economic development processes.


A recap of the Previous
Data Tamasha Events

Community Events

Data Tamasha

Data Tamasha is a unique bi-annual event that showcases and shares ‘how data can make a difference in our community’. It brings together data enthusiasts, leaders and practitioners across industries, the public sector and academia.
It involves dialogues, panel discussion, presentations, demonstrations, interactive sessions, exhibitions and public out-reach activities.

The theme of the 2019 Data Tamasha was “The Power of Data for Inclusive Sustainable Development”


Subnational Data Roadmap

Data roadmaps help enable the use of real-time, dynamic, disaggregated data to achieve and monitor the Sustainable Development Goals, bridge data gaps, and improve capacities to generate, share, and use data.

The subnational data roadmap for Kyela District was developed in 2018, in collaboration with Kyela District Council and through the Data Zetu project, funded by the Data Collaboratives for Local Impact (DCLI) partnership between the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Guideline of Health
Facilities Data Use

The health facility data guide developed is for ensuring high-quality data is collected, analysed, and disseminated to stakeholders. The guideline also emphasizes the importance of coordinating information systems effectively and demonstrating best practices in data sharing, data ownership, data use and confidentiality. The guidelines provide clear guidance on standards for routine data collection and data quality; analysis and use of health data for decision-making; data confidentiality and security, and data ownership, sharing and dissemination.


Tanga City Digitization

dLab has partnered with Ardhi University and Tanga City Council to create a “smart city”. Urbanisation has caused a ripple effect of socio-economic issues. They manifest systemically through: economic marginalization contributed by low and inappropriate skills; inadequacy of services and poor provision of special needs for vulnerable groups; and fragmentation of functional units between levels, across departments, leading to the duplication of efforts and poor data flow.
In recognising these challenges, dLab, ARU and TCC, have agreed to use Tanga City as a living-lab. We will engage, empower and implement the use of frontier technologies through human centered design and co-production of knowledge.

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