Program Director – Data Zetu, International Research and Exchange Board – IREX
He is a Harvard Alumna on Innovation for Economic Development, World Bank Institute on Innovation Policy for Developing Countries and MBA graduate with more than 16 years working experience to work locally and internationally.
He is the Program Director of Data Driven Community Program (DATA ZETU- www.datazetu.or.tz) funded by US government through joint partnership between PEPFAR and Millennium Challenge Cooperation.
As one of the champions on Data Revolution and founder of Tanzania Data lab (www.dlab.or.tz), he promotes data use for evidence-based decision, Interoperability of Data Management System and Community engagement. He was also one of the champion in the establishment of Tanzania innovation hubs including Dar- Teknohama Business Incubation (www.teknohama.or.tz)which is currently running Data Collaborative for Local Impact Innovation program – http://dliinnovationchallenge.or.tz/
In 2013, he was appointed by Ex- President of the United Republic of Tanzania His Excellency Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete to be Director General for Small Industries Development Organization (www.sido.or.tz). Before that he was working at the Directorate of Competitiveness, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (www.costech.or.tz).
He has participated in several technical meetings organized by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, East African Community, World Bank, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNCTAD, ECOSOC, EAC and other local and international organizations at individual capacity or representing the country. He has also been a board member of different organizations and National Steering Committees that support Country development plan.
He has huge experience to engage and work with different stakeholders including government leaders, business owners, technical experts and researchers in different sectors and the community members particularly youth and women.
He continues support strengthening the Data Ecosystem at National, Regional and District level to support achievement of Five Year Development plan and Sustainable Development Goals. He has interest to promote effective and efficient use of ICT for data generation, accessibility and use to save the life of people through proper planning, allocation of resources, decision-making.