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Data + Music Inspires Hope for a Tanzania without Drugs

As part of the Data Zetu project, KINASA, a hip-hop group from Temeke District, one of Tanzania’s most populous areas and a PEPFAR DREAMS district with some of the region’s highest prevalence of HIV, launched a song that incorporates data about drug abuse in Tanzania. Check out and share this inspirational, heartfelt and catchy music video.  
On September 25, 2018, 250 ambitious changemakers and entrepreneurs from all sectors (banking, insurance, industry, telecoms, energy, etc.) gathered in Abidjan for Les Heroines, an exceptional day of training, conferences, debates and networking, dedicated to women's leadership. Lona Stoll, the Deputy Vice President for Sector Operations at MCC participated in a panel about digital transformation and how data can empower women to grow professionally and increase social impact. 
Four PEPFAR Scholars were competitively selected to receive scholarships to attend the Masters in Science in Data Science program at the University of Dar es Salaam in partnership with the dLab. The scholars will use data to improve health, empower women and contribute to economic growth.  
The dLab played a key role contributing to the data ecosystem in Tanzania and partnered with Afrilabs and Sahara Sparks to unveil Africa's first urban technology district known as @SiliconDar.
 34 data fellows embarked on a data journey in Côte d'Ivôire to learn data science skills taught by SEJEN and implemented by the Des Chiffress et des Jeunes project. Their energy was contagious!   

On Friday August 31st, 34 young & energetic Ivorians started their journey as data fellows with DCDJ and Sejen. These 34 fellows were competitively selected from 2,000 applicants to receive training on data use to more efficiently work and find innovative solutions to help their communities prosper.  

SEJEN delivered a workshop at the Les Heroines event on September 25th to empower women with data skills to help prepare them for the future.

We Robotics/Flying Labs organized a drone for agriculture knowledge sharing day at the dLab. The dLab welcomed participants attending the AfriLabs and Sahara Sparks conference on Oct. 11-13. 

The finalists of the Zero Hunger ZeroA IDS challenge window pitched their ideas to help increase smallholder farmers productivity and fight against threats like health risks.

Data Zetu borrowed data from citizens and now they are giving it backbreaking the cycle of extractive data collection to amplify the voices of communities:

The full programme for the UN World Data Forum in Dubai (22-24 October) is now available. Over 1,500 data experts from more than 100 countries will participate.

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