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April Updates from Data Collaboratives for Local Impact
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The DCLI Tanzania team played an important role sharing best practices and insights about building data ecosystems, using mapping to improve development, and using local data to create solutions during the #Data4DevFest in Bristol.  Stephen Chacha tells us more>> 

Fashion designers learn how to use data to promote dialog on sexual health


Data Zetu challenged Tanzania’s creative community to design data-informed khangas — fabrics traditionally containing social messages — that promote reproductive health and gender equality. During November and December 2017, more than 75 young fashion designers participated in training where they learned about the concept and importance of data, how to search for data from credible sources, how to artistically visualize data and develop strategies for integrating data into their designs.
 
  • 92% of trained designers reported sharing their data access, sharing, or cleaning skills with an average of four other people.
  • One designer was later hired by a hotel in Arusha to develop uniforms - he elected to use a Maasai theme after finding data that 80% of tourists visit Maasai homes.
PICTURED:
1st winner Danford Marco:"If you keep quiet they will make you cry" The hearts represent the 1 out of 2 married women in Tanzania who have been emotionally, sexually or physically abused by their past or current husbands.
2nd winner Winfrida Touwa: "I’m not ripe don’t pick me" The three unripe oranges with one peeled represents the 1 out of 3 women aged 15–49 in Tanzania who have experienced sexual violence.
3rd winner Shahbaaz Sayeed: “Don’t judge me for what I’ve gone through” The repeating design of three pieces of shattered glass with one piece coated in red, represents the 1 out of 3 women in Tanzania who have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime.
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In celebration of @dLabTz 's two years of data services in #Tanzania, the next data analysis and visualization training will take place May 14-18. Sign up and share with your networks!
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GPSDD organized the #Data4DevFest to drive action and foster strong links that will lead to improved outcomes as the Global Partnership community looks ahead, in the short term to the 73rd UN General Assembly in September and the World Data Forum in October, and in the longer term to 2030.

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Read Data Zetu's latest media digest highlighting the disparity between men and women in CEO positions and gender-based violence. 

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Out of 365 submissions, 13 organizations and 44 individuals were selected to pitch their ideas as part of the Third Challenge Window which focused on youth employability and economic empowerment. 

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