Avanti Communications is the project lead for iKnowledge. Avanti is a leading global satellite operator based in London (U.K.) specialising in the provision of broadband Internet services for end-users and backhaul services to sites located in rural areas.  Avanti owns radio spectrum assets and operates a fleet of satellites (HYLAS 1, HYLAS 2, and ARTEMIS) with ground network assets to deliver high speed data communications services in Europe, Middle East and Africa. The company has consistently demonstrated its ability to exploit the results of R&D projects by leveraging R&D grants with funding from the financial markets to commercialise new concepts.

UK Space Agency is the funding body for the project and is an executive agency of the UK Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills, based in Swindon, London and the UK Space Gateway in Oxfordshire. The Agency’s responsibilities include leading the UK civil space policy, building a strong national space capability, including scientific and industrial centres of excellence, working on national and international space projects in co-operation with industry and academia while coordinating strategic investments.

Altech Limited is Tanzanian Based company incorporated in 2011 and is one of the leading Satellite Internet Services providers in Tanzania, with specialized expertise in supply, installation and support of the VSAT technology. Altech is also diversified in IT support and provisioning of wide range of IT products and services to Small Medium Enterprises (SMES) across Tanzania. Altech believe in quality, dedication and most importantly customer satisfaction.

Camara Education Ltd. is a registered organisation in Tanzania with the skill set to undertake ICT training for school teachers in Tanzania. Camara is an international organisation dedicated to using technology to improve education and livelihood skills in disadvantaged communities around the world. With better education Camara expects these communities to break the cycle of poverty they find themselves in. Founded nine years ago in Dublin, Ireland the organisation has built a proven model of ‘education delivery’ that is both sustainable and highly scalable. 700,000 children in poor communities have been made digitally literate by Camara over this period.

Discovery Learning Alliance (DLA) uses the power of media to transform education and improve lives in marginalised communities around the world. DLA has opened new doors to learning in 16 countries. DLA’s school-based interventions increase student retention, enrolment, attendance and learning, and critically – student motivation. By building the capacity of teachers, DLA’s approach transforms schools into centres of learning for students and communities. Through mass media, DLA is able to address critical education, development, and public health issues for tens of millions of people in the developing world. Through innovation and partnership, DLA empowers children to achieve their full potential, because education changes everything.

Tanzanian Government Partners

The Tanzania Universal Communications Service Access Fund (UCSAF) has been established by Universal Communications Service Access Act, 2006 with the key objective to foster social and economic development in rural and urban areas through ICT intervention. The mission of the fund is to facilitate and coordinate communication services access to rural and urban underdeveloped areas through partnership with sector players so as to achieve social economic development in line with Tanzania development Vision 2025 goals.

President’s Office, Regional Administration & Local Government (TAMISEMI) established under Presidential Instrument, The Ministers (Assignment of Ministerial Functions) Notice, 2016 GN No.144 of 22/04/2016. TAMISEMI mandate include Regional and Local Government Administration, Coordination of Urban Services such as Transports, Water and Sanitation, Teachers Service Commission, Primary and Secondary Education Administration. TAMISEMI have been involved in project coordination alongside UCSAF and TEA.

Tanzanian Education Authority (TEA) is a corporate body established to manage the Education Fund in Tanzania. TEA is committed to ensuring quality, equity and access to education. The monies collected are used to facilitate the improvement of quality in education provision, increasing access and promoting equity in education provision at all levels.

Monitoring & Evaluation Partners

Ace Africa, a registered non-profit company in Tanzania, is the iKnowledge M&E partner. With effective M&E systems at the core, Ace Africa has reached over 1 million beneficiaries since 2003 and received a number of international development awards. Operational research partners include Universities of Washington, Duke and Tulane. Ace Africa undertakes internal and external baseline researches and evaluations apart from developing digital-based M&E systems for short and long term projects.


Jigsaw Consult is a social enterprise working in the international development sector, helping organisations to enhance development outcomes through evaluation, research, and learning. Established in 2010, Jigsaw Consult has delivered engagements for over 50 clients in more than 30 countries. The team provides monitoring and evaluation advice to iKnowledge, drawing on extensive experience in assessing the effectiveness of using technology in education in low-resource environments.