Data Tamasha 2019

The Power of Data for Inclusive Sustainable Development

December, 4 - 6 | Dar-es-Salaam

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About Data Tamasha

The Data Tamasha is a unique 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 discussions, presentations, demonstrations, interactive sessions, exhibitions and public out-reach activities.

Data Tamasha aims to strengthen Global, Regional, National and Sub-national Data Ecosystem by:
- Creating awareness on existing data policies and regulations
- Bridging the gap between demand and supply of data
- Showcasing the emerging technology and data use
- Showcase successes in data use through data use stories
- Technology dissemination and transfer
- Creating business opportunities and networks in the innovation ecosystem
- Strengthening and sustaining community of practice

This year's Data Tamasha will include WiDS - Dar es Salaam. WiDS - Dar es Salaam is an independent event organized by Tanzania Data Lab to coincide with the annual Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference held at Stanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide. All genders are invited to attend WiDS regional events, which features outstanding women doing outstanding work.

The Power of Data for Inclusive Sustainable Development

Sub Theme 1
Women in Data Science

Sub Theme 2
Emerging Technologies on Data
Sub Theme 3
Optimizing use of citizen generated data
Sub Theme 4
Data Literacy


We have amazing sessions running for 3 full days.

Guests Arrival and Registration

Welcome Remarks

Plenary Panel

“The power of data & innovation for inclusive sustainable development”

Keynote Speaker

Introducing Women In Data Science (WIDS)

Group photo

Panel Discussion

"What is the role of Women in Data Science in the Industrial Era?"

Lunch break and Exhibitions

Case Study Presentations

Three products presented inform of case studies by outstanding women in data science

Panel Discussions

"Where we are and where we want to go in supporting women in data science"

Tea break

Networking Dinner (Invitees Only)


"Formalization of Citizen Generated Data"

Tea break

Break out sessions

Artificial Intelligence –contemporal applications,challenges and opportunities (Kilimanjaro Hall)

Data road map (Serengeti Hall)

Mobile Data for Social Good (CoICT Theatre)

Lunch break and Exhibitions

Break out sessions

Geo-spatial Data for Development (Kilimanjaro Hall)

Community Mapping (Serengeti Hall)

IoT/Big Data contemporal applications, challenges and opportunities (Mzizima Hall)

The role of Data in achieving SDGs & TDV 2025 - A GPSD presentation (CoICT Theatre)

Public outreach activities

Going to the communities to conduct dialogues


"Regulatory & Legal Environment on Data & Innovation"

Tea break

Break out sessions

Digital Financial Inclusion (Kilimanjaro Hall)

Data Journalism (Serengeti Hall)

Practical session (CoICT Theatre)

Lunch break and Exhibitions

Break out sessions

Data Driven Innovations (Kilimanjaro Hall)

Industrialization in the Data Age (Serengeti Hall)

Existing Data Skills Gap and Possible Solutions – Use Stories (Mzizima Hall)

Practical session (COICT Theatre)

Break out sessions

Blockchain (Kilimanjaro Hall)

Practical session (Serengeti Hall)

Data is cool (CoICT Theatre)

Closing remarks and way forward

Tea and networking

Data and Creativity

Works of Art that are a result of Data – Art, Video, Audio, Fashion Show (demonstration/performance)


Event venue location info and gallery

Tanzania Data Lab, Kijitonyama - DSM

The event will be held at Tanzania Data Lab which is situated within the College of Information and Communications Technology - University of Dar es Salaam Campus at Kijitonyama.

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