Wrap Up: Practicing the Principles of Digital Development in East Africa: Dar es Salaam 2017

On Oct. 12, 2017, a diverse group of over 100 digital development professionals gathered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to discuss how to put the Principles for Digital Development into practice within the context of East Africa’s rapid growth. This event was the first event in a three-part series of events organized by the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL), focused on sharing innovations directly from implementers and practical guidance on the Digital Principles. In Dar es Salaam, the discussion focused on three of the nine Principles – Be Collaborative, Design with the User and Understand the Ecosystem.

With a variety of representatives from the private sector, NGOs, Tanzanian government and more, participants all brought an array of perspectives and concrete examples of how the Principles for Digital Development—nine “living” guidelines designed to help digital development practitioners integrate established best practices into technology-enabled programs—had impacted their work. As a result, the day was full of thought-provoking presentations, open and honest conversations among peers and workshops with real-world applications.

Below are some of the highlights, and you can also check out the livestream archived on DIAL’s facebook page here.

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Following the events that have put focus on transitioning principle into behaviour practices.
Kingship Digital Inc has established up platforms to maximize collaborations and user centered designed processes these include;
Senga app: this empowers girls and women between 16 to 25 years about sexual health through digital experiences.
African Youth Alliance: an organisation timing at sensitizing the youths about the digital skills best practices in East Africa.
Send us a private email on info@kingshipdigital.com to discuss the latest methods in practice.