Geo-ICT pilot courses running in Tanzania

The Tanzanian partner universities have reviewed and developed several curricula and courses as part of the Geo-ICT project. We aim to collect feedback from the students of each partner university regarding at least one course during 2019, to be able to measure the success of the curriculum development work done. At one of the partner […]

Geo-ICT Entrepreneurship and Innovation workshop week in Dar es Salaam

Results of a workshop.

Author: Emma Nkonoki / Geo-ICT team An inspiring workshop week related to entrepreneurship and innovation was held as a collaborative effort of the Geo-ICT team in March 2019 in Dar es Salaam. The aim of the workshop week was to foster a close working connection and partnership between higher education institutions and the innovation ecosystem. […]

Trainings held so far

Tanzanians having a discussion around a table.

In the Geo-ICT project, the staff of partnering universities has been trained in the following topics: Introduction to geoinformatics (November 2017) Pedagogy for teaching staff (March 2018) Remote sensing with open source tools (March 2018) Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Education (October 2018) Pedagogy, Research skills, GIS, remote sensing (several short courses, September-November 2018) Innovation lead education […]

Tanzania’s preparedness for climate challenges is supported by cooperation between the Geo-ICT partners


Photo credits: Ramani Huria,   The World Bank has granted funding for the five Geo-ICT partners, University of Turku, Ardhi University, Sokoine University of Agriculture, State University of Zanzibar, and University of Dar es Salaam in developing geospatial expertise to control risks posed by floods and climate change. Cities in Tanzania are especially vulnerable […]

Tanzanian young experts’ visit to Finland

During September – November 2018, we had the pleasure to host a group of seven young project experts at the University of Turku (UTU) in Finland, Departments of Geography and Geology, and Future Technologies. The experts came from the project’s four Tanzanian partner universities, and different scientific backgrounds. They all work as teaching staff at […]

Geo-ICT activities 2017

As the wrap-up of last year’s project activities is topical right now, it is time to look back and see what we have achieved during the first year of our Geo-ICT project. Since the beginning of the project, we have organized several workshops and trainings for the project staff and stakeholders. In the project kick-off […]

GIS day Tanzania

GIS day poster.

Several geospatial organizations, businesses and education institutions gathered to celebrate the GIS day Tanzania and present their activities to the public at Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam on November 15th.  The Geo-ICT project team participated in GIS day Tanzania this year as both organizers and exhibitors. In addition to the GIS exposition, the afternoon programme […]

Geospatial Technology in Tanzania

Geospatial technology is used in many ways in Tanzania, and it enables people to make smart decisions in the society. The GIS day Tanzania day is coming up Wednesday 15th November – meet our project team there and learn more!

Tanzania GIS Day on November 15th

Two happy looking people GIS Day

Geo-ICT project will be visible at the Tanzania GIS Day event in November at the University of Dar es Salaam! On November 15th, GIS Day events are organized all around the globe. GIS Day Tanzania is held at the University of Dar es Salaam, Department of Geography, in collaboration with the University’s stakeholders. GIS Day […]

New HEI-ICI project has started

The whole team of GeoICT

We have received funding from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (HEI-ICI programme) for a project “Geospatial and ICT capacities in Tanzanian Higher Education Institutions (Geo-ICT)”. The project is about improving the quality of higher education and research environment in geospatial and ICT capacities, and strengthening the role and relevance of these sectors in […]