Date and Time : 7th May , 2016 09:00 – 20:00
Venue : Google Campus in London, Buni in Dar es Salaam and Technarium in Vilnius
Crowd2Map Tanzania was one of 7 projects selected in the Open Seventeen challenge, which rallies the public to use open data as a means of achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as proposed but the UN in September 2015! Partners are Citizen Cyberlab, The GovLab, ONE and SciFabric! As part of the project we are organizing a triple mapping day in Dar+London+Vilnius.
This was a fun female-friendly competition-hackathon between the three “camps”, all compared the results at the end, and bridge techies in the 3 locations via video conference and chat throughout the event across locations. This was coupled with a “challenge” in Tanzania, e.g. three areas/schools/villages competed between themselves, i.e. who added the most resources.
Date : 10 November 2014
Speaker: Sarah Brennen
This seminar focussed on the proposals to build a huge modern development, predominantly for housing and recreation, on land in Kigamboni, “over the ferry”, in Dar es Salaam. The graphics here here show the scale and ambition of what is envisaged.
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Date : 29-30 May 2014
This was a conference promoted by the University of Bradford, England. Several members of the BTS played active parts. Andrew Coulson’s paper “From the Arusha Declaration to Big Results Now: The Political Economy of Tanzania” may be downloaded.
Continue reading “50 Years of Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Experience of Tanzania – May 2014”
Date : 18 April 2014
This was built around an illustrated presentation by Julian Marcus, Chairman of the Tanzania Development Trust, who had recently returned from a visit to many of the small projects supported by the Trust. Many in the audience were themselves involved with small development projects, and the discussion allowed a valuable exchange of experience and ideas, not least to ensure that, as far as possible, money gets spent where it is supposed to be spent.
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