Data for Local Impact (DLI) Innovation Challenge 2018 for Creative Tanzanians

Data for Local Impact (DLI) Innovation Challenge 2018 for Creative Tanzanians

Deadline: September 7, 2018

Applications are invited for the Data for Local Impact Innovation Challenge 2018. The DLI Innovation Challenge aims to engage, support, and connect Tanzanian innovators, developers, and solution providers to each other and to opportunities to make a difference in people’s lives.

In this Challenge Window, DLIIC is partnering with the World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s leading humanitarian agency fighting hunger and malnutrition around the world. This Challenge Window, called the “Zero Hunger, Zero AIDS” Challenge, will focus on ensuring that the next generation of Tanzanians is the healthiest generation through access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food and improved agricultural productivity; while also helping food-insecure populations increase their resilience to health risks, including HIV/AIDS.

Challenge Themes

  • Nutritious, accessible, affordable and desirable diets: How can we make nutritious diets more accessible, affordable and desirable to Tanzanians, including women, children and those at risk of or living with HIV/AIDS?
  • Support smallholder farmer resilience: How can we support farmers to increase their productivity and fight against threats, such as environmental shocks and health risks?


  • Winners of the DLI Innovation Challenge will receive grants to enable them to develop the proposed solution over a period of 3-6 months;
  • In addition to receiving financial assistance, winners will be paired with a mentor who will help them develop their innovative ideas into a final product;
  • Winners will also receive training and grant management support from the DLI Innovation Challenge team.


  • Open to individuals who are Tanzanian citizens or legally registered in Tanzania;
  • Applicants must be 18 years or older;
  • Applicants may be individuals and informal teams, mid-size or large organisations


Click here to apply

For more information, visit DLI Innovation Challenge.