University of Turku (UTU) has been working in Tanzania since 2003 with Tanzanian and international partners. Our collaborative research topics are broadly related to the analysis of human-nature dynamics with landscape and geospatial approaches and GIS/ICT technologies, education and business.
Together with our Tanzanian and international partners we have several ongoing research, education and development cooperation projects. These deal broadly with geospatial and ICT applications and address practical needs in the society.
We have science-practice expertise ranging from land change and participatory landscape planning to geospatial and ICT education, business and innovation development.
Our participatory, co-creative ways of working and long-term partnerships in Tanzania will ensure mutual learning and development of geospatial and ICT applications based on the needs in the society and in the institutions.
- Our research on participatory mapping yields tools for official land use planning in Tanzania April 30, 2018Throughout 2017 UTU Tanzania team co-developed a practitioners’ manual on participatory mapping tools for official village land use planning in Tanzania. Finally early this April the manual was presented and refined in a three-day stakeholder workshop. The workshop gathered together over 40 Tanzanian land use
- New project GEO-ICT started February 14, 2018We have received funding from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (HEI-ICI programme) for a project “Geospatial and ICT capacities in Tanzanian Higher Education Institutions (Geo-ICT)”. The project is about improving the quality of higher education and research environment
- Geospatial Collaboration Supports Business Development in Tanzania February 14, 2018 Tanzania offers Finnish geospatial companies a possibility to become international and to create new services. At the same time, the companies take sustainable business to Tanzania and support the development of local business culture. The University of Turku is
- Geospatial Business Ecosystem project has started with three Finnish companies February 14, 2018Geospatial business ecosystem in Tanzania (GESEC) is a project consortium of University of Turku (UTU) and three Finnish geospatial companies: Arbonaut Oy, Dimenteq O and Vionice Oy and their business and academic partners in Tanzania. The project is implemented through
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- Geo-ICT activities 2017As the wrap-up of last year’s project activities is topical right now, it is time to look back and see what we have achieved during the first year of our Geo-ICT project. Since the beginning of the project, we have organized several workshops and trainings for the project staff and stakeholders. In the project kick-off […]
- GIS day Tanzania 2017Several geospatial organizations, businesses and education institutions gathered to celebrate the GIS day Tanzania and present their activities to the public at Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam on November 15th. The Geo-ICT project team participated in GIS day Tanzania this year as both organizers and exhibitors. In addition to the GIS exposition, the afternoon programme […]