Livnus Manyanga, Lucy Morewa, Riz Khambata, Gussai Sheikheldin
As a social enterprise organization, we are creating a network of youth in rural villages across Tanzania, connecting youth-led organizations to the data they need to make strategic decisions in providing their products and services.
Develop and encourage linkages between young people and economic opportunities
Takwimu Vijijini unlocks market information at the village, ward and district level enabling businesses, NGOs and governments to make better decisions. We do this through a network of data collectors, smart tools, open-data principles and collaborative partnerships. The data collection, dashboard and open data is supportedby business, NGO and government stakeholders’ paid access to high resolution market data. For many youth entrepreneurs, there is a short window of time in which narrowing their solution, or choosing the right location for their operations, determines sustainability of their business. By partnering with youth networks, we are disseminating the market data to youth entrepreneurs to inform their decisions and increase their access to the market.