Event Program

Sneak peak of what's to come


Wednesday, 29th November

07:30 - 08:30


Pick up your name badge and goodie bag

08:30 - 09:00

Opening Remark

Opening Remarks: Mr. Sotheness Sambua - Board Chairperson of dLab

09:00 - 09:30

Opening Ceremony

Speaker: Eng. Kundo A mathew - Deputy Minister, Ministry of ICT

Speaker: Robert Raines - Deputy Chief of Mission,US Embassy Dar es Salaam

Moderator: Mahadia Tunga - Executive Director, dLab

09:30 - 10:30

Data and Digital: Increasing use of data and digital technologies in Tanzania

Panelist: Dr.Mahadia Tunga - Executive Director, dLab

Panelist: Morice Cyprian Sarara - Senior Legal Officer, General Personal Data Protection Commission

Panelist: Eric Masinda - Chief Executive Director, Financial Sector Deepening Trust

Panelist: Amani Grewal - SBC4D

Moderator: Jumanne Mtambalike - Co-Founder and CEO, Sahara Venture

10:30 - 10:40

Group Photo

10:40 -11:00


11:00 - 12:00

Data and Governace: The rules of the game: how the regulatory environment enables or hinders data-driven digital futures

Showcase: Twaweza

Panelist: Mariam Kitembe- Senior Statistician,Tanzania National Bureau of Stastics

Panelist: James Muwonge- Director of Methodology and Statistics,Uganda National Bureau of Stastics

Panelist: James Nganga- Senior Manager - sampling, Methods and Standard,Kenya National Bureau of Stastics

Panelist: Rachel Magege- Data Governance Lead,Policy

Moderator: Sammy Awami - Journalist

12:00 - 13:00

Data and Policy: Evidence Driven Solution and Policy/Regulation Design

Speaker: Emmanuel Mwamakula - MEL Manager, FSDT

Speaker: Nicelyne Nicholaus - Research and MEL Intern, FSDT

Facilitators: Julia Seifert - Consultant, FSDT

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:00

Data and Security: Protecting Data in the Digital Era

Panelist: Ramadhani Ramadhani - Head of Network Engineering, Vodacom

Panelist:Eliud Canicius - Founder of YITEISM and National Chairman

Panelist: Morice Cyprian - Legal Officer, Personal Data Protection Commission

Panellist: Dr Patricia Boshe - Data Protection Expert, JamiiForums

Panellist: Esther Mengi - Founder and CEO Serensic Africa

Moderator: Carol Ndosi - Co-Founder and Director, The Launch Pad

15:00 - 16:00

Data and Journalisim: Seeding a forest of data users: supply, demand, skills and interests

Panelist: Francis Nyonzo - Program Officer,JamiiForums

Panelist: Nukta Afrika

Panelist: Code4Africa

Moderator: Sammy Awami - Journalist

16:00 - 17:00

Data and Inclusion:Empowering Women-Owned Small Businesses through Data and Digital skills

Keynote Speaker:Aretha Mane - Unit Manager for the Data and Security Infrastructure and Governance Unit,Smart Africa

Panelist:Agnieszka Rawa - Managing Director - Department of Compact Operations,MCC

Panelist:Ramadhani Hangwa - Program Analyst - Data and Development,UNFPA

Panelist: Dr.Mahadia Tunga - Executive Director, dLab

Panelist: Hawa BERETE - Country Coordinator - Côte d'Ivoire,DigiFemmes/MCC

Moderator: Catherinerose Barretto - CO-Founder and Consultant, Binary Labs

Thursday, 30th November

07:30 - 08:30


08:30 - 09:30

Data and Education: Building Capacity of Data Scientists in Africa

Panelist: Samson Kiware - Principal Research Scientist,IHI

Panelist: Celina Lee - CO-Founder and CEOZindi

Presentation: Davis David - Data Scientist, dLab

Panelist: Mark Herringer - Director, healthsites.io

Panelist: Dr.Mahadia Tunga - Executive Director, dLab

Moderator: Janice Stephen Maige Research Data Scientist,IHI

09:30 - 10:30

Data and Youth:Enhancing skills development through youth involvement in innovations, data creation, and usage for sustainable development.

Presentation: Asha Mustapher -Associate Project Manager, OMDTZ

Speaker: Gibson Kawago - Founder and CTO,WAGA

Speaker: Ibrahim Ramadhani - Research Scientist,IHI

Speaker: Joyce Gerold Mbilinyi - CO-Founder,YITEISM

Speaker: Somoe Mkwachu - Program Manager, dLab

Speaker: Hawa BERETE - Country Coordinator - Côte d'Ivoire, DigiFemme/MCC

Moderator: Tayamika Mattao - Innovation Advisor,WFP

10:30 - 11:00

Health Break

11:00 - 12:00

Data and AI: Implementing AI in Tanzania

Panelist: Dr.Ally Nyamawe - Principal Investigator, AI4D Lab

Panelist: Dr.Jabhera Matogoro - Coordinator of Infrastructure and Data Ecosystems, AI4D Lab

Panelist: Davis David - Data Scientist, dLab

Panelist: Suna Salum - Data Science Scholar, dLab

Moderator: Dr.Salim Diwani- Coordinator - Healthcare,AI4D Lab

12:00 - 13:00

Data and Art: Data, Information and the Creative industry

panelist:Ayeta Wangusa - Executive Director, CDEA

Panelist: Murtaza Ebrahim - CEO,Imperial Marketing

Presentation : Unleashed Academy

Moderator: Khalila Mbowe- Director,Unleashed Africa

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:00

Data and Agriculture: Data-driven Digital Agriculture

Panelist: Mponda Malozo -Agriculture and Digital Transformation Expert, FAO

Panelist: Yvone Bayona - Head of Agriculture, Vodacom

Panelist: Rashid Ligiliko - Head of ICT, Ministry of Agriculture

Panelist: Albert Richard - Director Operation, UCSAF

Panelist: Naeem Mawji - Consultant, Mackenzie

Panelist: Morice Cyprian - Legal Officer, Personal Data Protection Commission

Moderator: Omari Bakar - Co-Founder, dLab

15:00 - 15:30

Declaration of Data Tamasha 2025

Speaker: Dr.Mahadia Tunga - Executive Director, dLab

15:00 - 15:30

Closing Ceremony and Declaration of Data Tamasha 2025 Theme

Guest of Honor: Dr. Amos Nungu - Director General, COSTECH

Friday, 1st December

10:00 - 11:00

World AIDS Day Mapathon: Open remarks and Hot Tasking Manger and ID editor training

Venue : Kilimanjaro room(dLab)

11:00 - 12:00

Mapping for HIV/AIDS interventions

Venue : Kilimanjaro room(dLab)

12:00 - 13:00

Accessing OpenStreetMap data and Mapathon Feedback

Venue :Kilimanjaro room(dLab)