Data Tamasha is a biennial event that showcases the role of data in development and how data can make a difference in our community. It brings together data enthusiasts, leaders and practitioners across industries, private and public sector,  academia, and civil society organizations. It involves dialogues, panel discussions, presentations, fireside chats, showcases,  interactive sessions, exhibitions and public outreach activities. 

Data Tamasha was held for the first time in 2017 with the theme “Data in Action” and it was attended by over 300 participants from all over the world. The second Data Tamasha was held in 2019 with the theme “The Power of Data for Inclusive Sustainable Development” and was attended by over 800 participants from all over the world. With the theme “Unboxing Data for the Digital Economy”  Data Tamasha 2021 is the third Data Tamasha event that will be held on 2-3 (virtually), and 6-8 December 2021 in a hybrid format, virtually on digital platforms and physically at the dLab offices within the College of Information and Communication Technology (CoICT), University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Kijitonyama Campus, Old Bagamoyo Road, Dar es Salaam. Data Tamasha 2021 is expected to bring together over 1,000 participants from all over the world.