How can we tackle everyday challenges with better use of data?

On Open Data Day, our new Data Zetu team is excited to begin amplifying citizens’ voices through better use of data.

Today is Open Data Day, an opportunity to celebrate the role that better access to information can play in supporting communities and governance. It’s also a reminder that making data available is only part of the equation; it also needs to be made relevant and accessible in order to be meaningfully used by everyday citizens and leaders in Tanzania.

That’s what Data Zetu (“Our Data” in Swahili) strives to achieve. Our team aims to empower communities to make better, more evidence-based decisions to improve their lives. Through partnerships and collaborations with local communities, we’re helping to develop tools and support skills that make information accessible to everyone. We hope this will lead to improved quality of life, especially in health and gender equity.

Learn more at Data Zetu’s new website. And follow this blog, which we’ll use often to share our progress and stories of impact.

We’re excited to part of broader efforts to promote local data users. Our sister projects include the Tanzania Data Lab (dLab) and the Data for Local Impact Innovation Challenge (DLI). Together, we’re part of the Data Collaboratives for Local Impact (DCLI) program, administered by MCC with finding by PEPFAR.

Stay tuned for more!

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