Dar Es Salaam Institute of Technology, Tanzania

Dar Es Salaam Institute of Technology was established in 1997. It replaced the Dar es Salaam Technical College, which had a long history of technical training in Tanzania (originally established in 1957). DIT offers a wide range of full-time, part-time and professional engineering qualifications and courses. Currently, it is undergoing both administrative and academic transformations to match its new structure and role.

DIT has 6 academic departments: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Science and Laboratory Technology. The key research projects are in areas such as: renewable energy, hydroelectric power, biogas technology, compressed natural gas, and social innovations projects such as traffic light systems, call center system, 3D technology and numeric control systems. DIT operates a New Electrical Laboratory in Renewable Energy Technology (funded by World Bank) and a New Mechatronics Laboratory and a Telecommunication Lab (both funded by the Italian Government).

Project team 


JOSEPH WAMBURA MATIKO obtained a BEng degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology, Tanzania, in 2007. He was then awarded European Union Erasmus Mundus Scholarship to pursue his MSc in Wireless Communications at Lund University, Sweden, from 2009 to 2011. He then joined the School of Electronics and Computer Science at University of Southampton, UK, in 2011 as a full time researcher and obtained his PhD in 2015. 

Joseph has a vast working experience as a lecturer, a researcher and a consultant. He is
currently working as lecturer with the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology, Tanzania. He is currently teaching both undergraduate (Embedded Programming) and masters (Advanced Computational Algorithms) students. He is also the Centre Leader of a Regional Flagship ICT Centre, which is being established under the support of the World Bank. His current research interests include blockchain technology, mobile computing, embedded electronics for IoT, energy harvesting for low power electronic devices, machine learning, and biomedical signal processing.

Joseph has been involved in a number of local and international projects including: WIMEA (Improving Weather Information Management in East Africa for effective service provision through the application of suitable ICTs) project. The project involves development of low cost weather stations powered by solar cells and it is funded by Norad’s Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development scheme, Low cost solar cooker for rural areas in collaboration with Oxford University (UK), SciGaIA (Energising Scientific Endeavour through Science Gateways and Infrastructures in Africa) funded by EU Horizon 2020, AHEAD (African Higher Education Leadership in Advancing
Inclusive Innovation for Development) funded by Erasmus+, Development of Tanzania National Broadband Strategy as a consultant for the Ministry of Works, Transport and Communications.

Joseph is currently managing the World Bank funded project for establishing a flagship ICT centre at the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology for digital skills development in East Africa. This is a five year project with value of 16.25 Million USD.

Joseph has published a number of manuscripts in international journals. He is an editor of the Book titled “Applications of Energy Harvesting Technologies in Buildings”.



OMBENI ELIFADHILI MNZAVA is the Master's Degree holder in Information Technology and Management pursued at the Institute of Finance and Management in collaboration with Avinashilingam University, India, 2009. He has more than sixteen years of experience in the field of Information and Communication Technology in the area of Network and System Administration on Linux, Windows and IP Networks based services, Networks, and modern Internet Technologies. Here are some of the activities and projects that Ombeni participated in.

Network Design, Management, and Control

  • Ombeni designed Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology network and currently, he is managing and monitoring the network infrastructure and ICT related services.
  • Also, he restructured the Institute of Rural Development Planning campus network and deployed various ICT services eg. VoIP, Mail server, captive portal, etc.
  • He participated in network design and implementation of Wami to Chalinze and Bunda to Mugumu ICT for Rural Development projects.

Weather Information Management in East Africa (WIMEA ICT) Project

  • The project aims to improve the accuracy of and access to weather information by the communities in the East African region through suitable Information and Communication Technologies where the beneficiaries receive the forecast, impact, advisory or alert SMS from the BulkSMS portal.

Tanzania Telemedicine Project

  • The telemedicine project aimed to design the network and medical software that will provide comprehensive telemedicine set up for hospitals to increase access to specialized healthcare in rural communities.



PAUL FAHAMUEL MMBAGA received his Ph.D. degree in digital communication (wireless communications) engineering from the University of Edinburgh U.K., in 2015. He is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering at Dar es salaam Institute of Technology, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. His main research interests include the areas of digital signal processing; optical wireless communications with a particular focus on channel modeling, optical orthogonal frequency division multiplexing and multiple antenna (MIMO) systems. Paul also serves as a reviewer of Lightwave Technology Journal.

Paul has been in volved in some projects including Development of Tanzania National Broadband strategy, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Framework for Regional Communication Infrastructure Programme; African Higher Education Leadership in Advancing Inclusive Innovation for Development (AHEAD) and Design, Installation and Maintenance of SCADA system in the water treatment plant for Kahama and Shinyanga Water Supply Authority (KASHWASA) Tanzania.



DAUDI MBOMA is a passionate innovator with more than 10 years’ experience in system design, system analysis, project management and ICT4D design and development. Daudi is a Health Technology expert. He has lead a number of digital health projects in Tanzania including the National Telemedicine Project, National Healthcare Portal with the Ministry of Health, Gender, Community Development Elderly and Children. He is currently a member of the Ministry of Health Gender Elderly and Children Telemedicine Taskforce team, and has specific skills in user friendliness and training aspects for the scale up of health technology systems.

Daudi is an experienced project manager particularly with emphasis in ICT innovation projects ranging from healthcare and climate. As an Assistant Lecturer at Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology, Daudi is involved in design and formulation of tailored made professional
programs to cater for needs of particular customers. Daudi has spoken in various conferences including the 2013 Euro Africa Cooperation Summit on ICT, Dec 23, 2013, Addis Ababa Ethiopia whereby he gave a Presentation on Telemedicine Initiatives in Tanzania, International Conference on Ecosystem and Resilience and Agricultural Productivity: Livelihood Pathways under Variable Changing Climate in Sub Saharan Africa, 22 23 November 2017.