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3 Types of Mentors Support DLIIC Winners
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3 Types of Mentors Support DLIIC Winners

In addition to funding and technical support, DLIIC provides its sub-grantees with access to a mentor or mentoring services. The men and women who serve as DLIIC mentors have vast experience in a variety of fields, from electrical engineering to sexual and reproductive health to communications to computer science. Each mentor brings a unique perspective...

March 7, 2018March 7, 2018by
How Mentorship Makes Innovation Possible
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How Mentorship Makes Innovation Possible

Data for Local Impact Innovation Challenge (DLIIC) is a national project, supported by several partners, that helps young people learn how to innovate. DLIIC provides support for innovative solutions that use data to positively impact lives, often adolescent girls and young women. However, just as with business undertakings, innovation projects face real challenges to survive...

February 27, 2018February 27, 2018by
DLIIC second window winners are set to fight HIV among girls and women in Tanzania
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DLIIC second window winners are set to fight HIV among girls and women in Tanzania

DLIIC awarded grants to nine Tanzanian innovators and one Tanzanian not-for-profit social enterprise, Ubongo Kids. The grants support data-focused solutions that aim to reduce the risks of contracting HIV/AIDS among Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW). These entrepreneurs will receive awards ranging from 10,000 to 25,000 USD (individuals) and 100,000 USD (organization) as well as...

December 22, 2017December 22, 2017by
Announcing the Second Challenge Winners
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Announcing the Second Challenge Winners

Nine individual innovators from across Tanzania and one Tanzanian not-for-profit social enterprise, Ubongo Kids, have been awarded grants to implement data-focused health solutions through the Data for Local Impact Innovation Challenge (DLIIC) funded by the U.S. Government’s President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) under the Data Collaborative for Local Impact (DCLI) partnership overseen by...

October 13, 2017October 30, 2017by
DLI Third Challenge Window to Focus on Economic Growth
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DLI Third Challenge Window to Focus on Economic Growth

After two successful Challenges, the Data for Local Impact (DLI) Innovation Challenge is planning a third Challenge Window. DLI held its second Challenge Window in May 2017 after the first one in October 2016. While the first Challenge focused on improving health and the second Challenge focused on protecting adolescent girls and young women against...

August 27, 2017August 25, 2017by
18 Finalists Pitched for the DLI “DREAMS” Challenge Window
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18 Finalists Pitched for the DLI “DREAMS” Challenge Window

  The Data for Local Impact (DLI) Innovation Challenge congratulates all 20 finalists of the Second Challenge Window for having reached the pitch session stage. Out of 20 finalists, 18 were able to participate in the pitching event, sharing their different ideas on how to protect Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) against the risks...

August 25, 2017August 25, 2017by
The Innovation Funds Supporting #data4SDGs
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The Innovation Funds Supporting #data4SDGs

Around the world, funders and investors are recognizing the powerful potential of “innovation funds” and “innovation challenges” to identify entrepreneurs with creative, high-impact ideas to tackle society’s most pressing problems, including health, water and sanitation, education, social justice, and gender equality.

August 17, 2017August 25, 2017by
Do you know how to pitch?
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Do you know how to pitch?

You have a creative, innovative idea that will change an industry and help many people. Great! Now how do you convince a stranger to invest in your idea? It is likely that at some point, you will have to “pitch” your idea to investors. The standard meaning of “pitch” is to throw something, like a...

August 4, 2017August 4, 2017by