Dar es Salaam
19th July 2019
ARE YOU A YOUNG SOCIAL INNOVATOR?
Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) Tanzania is a leading international youth-led development organization with offices in Mikocheni Dar es Salaam (www.tanzania.dotrust.org). Since 2012 DOT Tanzania has implemented projects to empower youth to become leaders of change in their communities through community work, entrepreneurship and application of technology. DOT Tanzania is currently implementing the Digital Livelihoods project that seeks to empower youth-led initiatives that have been developed from application of human-centered design, social innovation and are powered by technology. DOT has impacted the lives of over 20,000 youths in the last 5 years, supporting a youth-led movement of daring social innovators, community leaders and digital champions who have the tools, knowledge, and networks to create opportunities and transform their own communities.
Dare to Change Tanzania is a collaborative project that is implemented by DOT Tanzania, and the University of Dar es Salaam Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre (UDIEC). Dare to Change Tanzania is composed of two main components, “Dare to Change Tanzania – Social Entrepreneurs Incubation” a 4 weeks intensive training to social entrepreneurs and a “Dare to Change Tanzania – Social Innovation Conference” where social entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas. Dare to Change Tanzania encourages young graduate, individuals and groups committed in supporting Tanzania’s development initiatives through innovative social business models. Businesses formed during the programme have the opportunity to pitch to audiences of several hundred people, with a chance to receive seed capital for their ventures as well.
DOT Tanzania invites applications from daring young social innovators from all corners of Tanzania for its Dare To Change Tanzania, Innovation Incubator. We are seeking eligible ideas that bring affordable, diverse and sustainable products and services that will contribute to the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals. The one month incubator provides support inform of soft and technical assistance or financial seed funding to selected viable, businesses.
About the Program
DOT Tanzania defines “innovation” as a new or significantly improved product, service or business model, or an existing product, service of business model being introduced into a new market. Your product or service should directly relate to one of the following tracks; Health, WASH, Education, Gender, Agriculture. Further requirements and commitments;
Both training venue and accommodation for innovators outside Dar es Salaam will be provided by our partner, the University of Dar es Salaam Innovation Entrepreneurship Center, throughout the program.
Qualified candidates should apply for this program by filling in the application form below
Deadline for applying is 19th July 2019. The start date for Dare to Change Tanzania Program 2019 is 5th August, 2019. Only successful applicants will be contacted.
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