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News — 25 May, 2021

OMDTZ Launches Fellowship Program Focusing on Emerging Technology

OpenMap Development Tanzania announces the start of Open Skies Fellows: Africa Tech for African Data, implemented in partnership with HOT and Uhurulabs and supported by Fondation Botnar.

This post originally appeared on the Open Map Development Tanzania Website.

Lead Photo: Digna Mushi and Bornlove Ntikha at the African Drone Forum, 2020: Sala Lewis

OpenMap Development Tanzania (OMDTZ) has been awarded a two-year grant by Fondation Botnar to support youth by giving them the power and responsibility to gain technical and social skills to leverage the full potential of frontier technologies. The program — Open Skies Fellows: African Tech for African Data — is implemented through a strong partnership with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) and Uhurulabs. The partners will work together to bridge this skills gap between youth and the promise of new technologies, with the conviction that all they need are resources, time to develop, and mentorship.

To read the rest of the story, please visit the Open Map Development Tanzania Website.