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African Tech For African Data

Develop

Develop

Develop the next generation of African experts on frontier technologies, emphasizing women as participants and leaders. Select and develop 40 Open Skies Fellows over two years

Support

Support

Support innovative and practical projects in local communities for social good using technology. Support community projects addressing local needs, honing practical skills

Cultivate

Cultivate

Cultivate existing hubs of open data, frontier technology and innovation at OMDTZ and throughout the region. Cultivate hubs of open data, frontier technology and innovation.

Fellows​

Open Skies Fellows have an opportunity to gain skills that will serve them not only in the drone industry, but in many other aspects of the modern tech economy.

Drones themselves can be powerful tools to improve lives (as well as bringing risks both ethical and practical). However, they also drive learning. To design, build, and operate a drone, and then to make use of the data and other outputs, touches on:

Factors to be selected as fellow
  • Passion for technology
  • A specific idea for how it will help a community
  • Past portfolio, projects, experiences 
About the Project

“Open Skies Fellows” is a fellowship program led by OpenMap Development Tanzania in collaboration with Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team and Uhurulabs designed to support youth and give them a chance and responsibility to gain social technological skills to leverage their potential to solve community challenges using technology. . The program will operate in 3 countries; Tanzania, Congo and Rwanda recruiting 40 fellows in 4 cohorts from all the countries. The first cohort will recruit fellows from tanzania and then scale up to other two countries. The fellowship program will focus much more on drone technology and other technologies will be considered, the fellows will have the opportunity to have access to tools, equipment and mentors who will guide them throughout the fellowship duration.

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