HDIF awards young innovators at YST 2020 Tenth Anniversary

The ultimate aim of FUNGUO is to increase the number of successfully scaled innovation ventures/ startups to contribute to the national development goals and the SDGs in Tanzania.

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HDIF supported and cocurated this year’s YST online awards ceremony and online exhibition which took place on the 1st of August 2020. HDIF got a chance to present an award to winners of the Biological Science category which was presented by the Country Director through a recorded video due to the pandemic.

This year, 604 projects applications were submitted for screening and selection. Of these, a total of 140 projects were selected to participate in the competition. The selected applicants were offered mentorship remotely via WhatsApp, email, mobile and Skype by YST advisors and HDIF made sure that the children are safe from the pandemic by asking YST to submit the safety policy and measures they will take to make sure the students are not exposed to danger of getting infected.

The event was a success and was aired on the National TV (TBC) also in other social media platforms were the public was watching the livestreaming.