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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Feb - Sep 2019


Sexual Reproductive Health Innovations For People With Disability

ABOUT AMUA Acceleration II

Innovate For Disability

Amua Accelerator II focuses on identifying, accelerating and scaling innovative inclusive solutions that aim to address challenges related to sexual reproductive health focusing on people with disability.

The project is implemented with United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA) in collaboration with Sahara Ventures.


Amua II Challenge Statements

  • How might we ensure availability of correct sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) information and education for parents and community at large on persons with disabilities?

  • How might we ensure the service providers are empowered with the right knowledge and skills to better serve persons with disabilities?

  • How might we bridge the communication gap between persons with disabilities and the rest of the community in relation to sexual reproductive health?

  • How might we ensure access to friendly SRHr services for persons with disabilities?

  • How might we enhance the understanding and implementation of policies, Laws and guidelines that affect service provision to persons with disabilities?

Trainers, Mentors and Judges


A diverse team of experts in Ideation, User Centered Design, Team Building, Managing Finances and Administration, Research and Development, Products and Services Development, Business Model Development, Legal, IP and Company Registrations, Communication Pitching and Soft Skills plays the role of working with the entrepreneurs in training, judging and mentoring the ideas comming from the hackathons and individual applications as per project specifications.

The team includes Successful Entrepreneurs, Government Personnel, Innovation & ICT Expert consultants, Sexual and reproductive Health Experts and Youth and Gender Experts



Musa Kamata



Adam Mbyallu



Dr. Elizabeth Mapela



Usaje Mwambene

The Acceleration Program Timeline


Challenge definition day

March, 2019

Stakeholders from the Sexual Reproductive Health, Representatives from community with people living with disability convene with an expert facilitator to identify problems and generate specific challenge statements that will be used as the basis for the competition. The participants will include a cohort of public and private sector representatives, e.g. government officials, academics, business owners, universities, etc. The general topic will be on Sexual Reproductive Health. Ideally, we are expecting representatives from the UNFPA team come up with a shortlist of challenge statements and share this shortlist with stakeholders attending the challenge definition day. The stakeholders then validate the challenges and may help settle on 1-3 thematic areas.

Challenge launching ceremony

March, 2019

The challenge launching ceremony is the official launching ceremony of the project where by all the key stakeholders of the project convene in one area. The event will be structured in a form of an information session to introduce the project to the general public. The event will be covered by both digital and traditional media houses ensuring maximum reach to the general public.

Community Engagement

March - June, 2019

Community Engagement will involve the 6 Regional zone in Tanzania: Central Zone, Southern Highland Zone, Nothern Zone, Eastern & Coastal, Lakezone, Isles Zone
The Amua 2.0 is determined to reach every part of the country to some areas, the engagement will take initiative ultimately.


4th - 13th Nov, 2019

The best 6 team from the hackathons will be selected and 4 best teams from the application window will be selected. Therefore having 10 teams for intensive trainings for 10 days.

Call for idea

March, 2019

The registration is open for the submission of ideas. The ideas can be submitted by individuals and teams but individuals are divided to form teams.

Hack wekeend 1

March - June, 2019

In every zone there will be specific regions that will host the hackathons. The hackathons will commence in Dodoma, Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Arusha, Iringa and Unguja.


2nd Dec - 20th Feb, 2020

8 of the very best teams will be selected to go through intense training and mentorship for 60 days, covering business research, business management, business communications and sexual reproductive health for the purpose of creating a viable product.

Demo Day

March, 2020

Teams present their ideas and the best 1-3 teams are then identified.


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    Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    Al Dua Tower, 6th Floor
    New Bagamoyo Road,
    Dar es salaam, Tanzania

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