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Monday, March 09 · 9:00am - 12:30pm

Innovation Week 2020 Opening Ceremony

The ceremony will take place at 9am on Monday the 9th of March at the Kisenga Hall LAPF Conference Centre, Dar es Salaam. The ceremony will be officiated by Hon. William Tate Ole Nasha (MP), Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Technology.

Time Item 
15:30Video of the week’s highlights 
15:35Welcome, highlights of the week and thanks by HDIF Country Director
15:50 Remarks by Vodacom on what they have learned during IW2020 & award the Impact Hub prizes 
16:00Remarks by UNDP on what they have learned in IW2020 and award the Ifakara Hub Hackathon prizes
16:10Inspirational Talk: How to Harness your Innovation Superpowers by Nicholas Haan, Chair for Global Grand Challenges at Singularity University 
16:40Wrap up remarks by Natalie Smith, Deputy Head of Human Investment at DFID and award certificates to volunteers
16:55Wrap up remarks by Dr Amos Nungu Director General for COSTECH
17:00Entertainment: Poem by Tumaini John George and a Performance by Grace Matata and the Jipange Girls
 Stay on for the Checka Tu comedy night! 

Kisenga Hall , LAPF Millenium Tower 2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Financing for sustainable development

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Alexa du Plessis

Partnerships Advisor

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Miranda Naiman

Empower and Inspire Centre & Café
Founder & Managing Director

Miranda is an ‘Accidental Entrepreneur’ with an academic background in Theatre for Development w Read more

Hisham Hendi

Vodacom Tanzania
Managing Director

As the Managing Director of Vodacom Tanzania Plc, Hisham Hendi is responsible for running all facets Read more

Christine Musisi

United Nations Development Program
Resident Representative

Ms. Christine Musisi brings 23 years of leadership and experience from the development arena. She ha Read more

Amos Nungu

Director General

Dr. Amos Muhunda Nungu is the Director General of the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technolog Read more

Joseph Manirakiza

Country Director

He have had the opportunity to work across a range of areas that have expanded his scope and enhance Read more

Prof. Maulilio Kipanyula

Director for Science, Technology and Innovation

Hon. William Tate Ole Nasha

Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
Deputy Minister for Education, Science and Technology

Austin Makani

Trinity Media Co. Ltd

Austin Makwaia Makani is a seasoned entrepreneur, inspirational speaker and independent consultant i Read more

Catherinerose Barretto

Ten School of Tech

Catherinerose works across East Africa in the areas of human capital and skills development, gender Read more

Beth Arthy

UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Head of UK DFID

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