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Tanzanian students excelled at the UNESCO-India-Africa (UIA) Hackathon  organized at Gautam Buddha University, Uttar Pradesh, India from 22nd - 25th November 2022 by winning four team prizes in the Hackathon. Total 19 students from Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT) and Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science & Technology (NMAIST) participated.

The UNESCO-India-Africa hackathon was jointly organized by Ministry of Education, Ministry of External Affairs, UNESCO and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) . The Hackathon is an annual 36 hours event that brings together students, educators, teachers, and the research community of India and its African partners to tackle the common challenges faced by their countries and serves as a facilitator for cultural amalgamation. Apart from host India, this year 603 students from 22 African nations participated in the UIA hackathon.

A 3-member official delegation from Tanzania consisting of Minister of Education & Vocational Training of Zanzibar, Ms Lela Muhamed Mussa, Mr. Khamis Abdulla Said, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, Zanzibar and Prof. James Mdoe, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Tanzania attended the prize distribution ceremony of the hackathon on 25 November 2022. The delegation met with Minister of Education Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan,  Minister of External Affair Mr. S. Jaishankar and Vice President of India Mr. Jagdeep Dhankhar.