Water Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy Futures (WISE – Futures) African centre of excellence is hosted by The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), Arusha, Tanzania. WISE – Futures is one of the East and Southern Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence phase two (ACE II) supported by the World Bank. WISE - Futures was declared effective by the World Bank in January 26, 2017. The center focuses on three priority areas:
Primarily the center functions by steering activities aimed at achieving excellence by uplifting the capacity (in terms of human resources and manufacturing industry) of Tanzania and African nations to solve pressing problems related to water, sanitation, and energy. The center works in close collaboration with local, regional, and international collaborators from both the private and public sectors.