DIT Design Studio: Innovation for COVID-19 Preparedness in Tanzania

By Julia Jenjezwa and John Msumba, PhD Tanzania is home to over 60 million people. Its largest city, Dar es Salaam, is home to five million people—a densely populated and vibrant port city. Located within this city, inside one of its many universities, is our country’s premier invention education design studio—the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT) Design Studio—a space dedicated to student innovation that has become a hub for COVID-19 preparedness and response within our communities. I am Julia Jenjezwa, and it is my job to oversee the work of the DIT Design Studio. I work with my colleague and co-blogger, Dr. John Msumba, DIT Lecturer and Head of the Industrial Liaison and Career Guidance Department, to guide...