From Rhapta City to Silicon Dar, The Diary of Dr. Mshinda, and Pres. Magufuli Speech, What Next For The Tanzania Innovation Ecosystem?

Rhapta (Ancient Greek: Ῥάπτα) was a marketplace said to be on the coast of Southeast Africa — Wikipedia. It is also the name of one of the earliest projects to develop a technology city in Dar es Salaam. This was the same time Kenya started to talk about Konza City and the smart cities movement was booming in Africa. I got a chance to talk with Dr. Mshinda former Director-General of The Commission for Science and Technology Tanzania, known for his amazing work at both the Commission and Ifakara Health Institute — fighting against Malaria. He is retired now — spending most of his time doing consulting works and mentoring youths. He gave us the story of the Rhapta Project and the efforts to build the Tanzanian innovation ecosystem during the early days of the ecosystem.

Dr. Mshinda sharing his Journey of building Tanzania Science, Technology, and Innovation Ecosystem.

The Chimwaga Valley

Buni Hub, DTBI, and The Unicorns

Silicon Dar

Silicon Dar — Dar es Salaam Natural Formed Technology District — Photo Courtesy — K15 Photos.

What Next, Pres. Magufuli Speech

I remain Optimistic

Entrepreneur, TZ Patriot, Loves Tech, Founder saharaventures.com, Project Management Consulting firm, Co-Founded saharasparks.com and Sahara Accelerator.

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