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.
- UTU Tanzania team and four Tanzanian universities developing geospatial expertise to control risks posed by floods and climate change. June 3, 2019In the Resilience Academy project (web page under construction) UTU Tanzania Team together with four Tanzanian universities is tackling the challenges faced by cities in Tanzania by developing three components: Climate Risk Database using Geonode service Open-access education materials regarding
- The report on the participatory mapping tools in official VLUP process in Tanzania is out now! December 17, 2018A report on the participatory mapping tools in official village land use planning process in Tanzania is out now! The report is published together by UTU Tanzania team and Private Forestry Programme and it lays out step by step The
- 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
Visit our ongoing Geo-ICT project webpage
- Geo-ICT Entrepreneurship and Innovation workshop week in Dar es SalaamAuthor: Emma Nkonoki / Geo-ICT team An inspiring workshop week related to entrepreneurship and innovation was held as a collaborative effort of the Geo-ICT team in March 2019 in Dar es Salaam. The aim of the workshop week was to foster a close working connection and partnership between higher education institutions and the innovation ecosystem. […]
- Trainings held so farIn the Geo-ICT project, the staff of partnering universities has been trained in the following topics: Introduction to geoinformatics (November 2017) Pedagogy for teaching staff (March 2018) Remote sensing with open source tools (March 2018) Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Education (October 2018) Pedagogy, Research skills, GIS, remote sensing (several short courses, September-November 2018) Innovation lead education […]