Over 55 water, energy, and sanitation experts working and studying in different universities in Africa have undergone training on the WISE-Futures Fellowship programme. The two weeks short course was organized by the Center for Water Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy Futures (WISE-Futures) and hosted at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) from 17th -30th October 2022.

The fellowship aimed to promote and strengthen inclusive education and research in sustainable water and sanitation in Tanzania, other regional higher learning institutions, and research centres. The fellowship provides an avenue for professional networking and exposure to different themes under the WISE-Futures focus areas of water, energy and sanitation.

Participants were trained in science entrepreneurship and mindset transformation, Energy sector research challenges, water and sanitation research challenges, data analysis and visualization (including emerging analysis tools), wastewater treatment and technologies constructed wetlands, innovation commercialization and intellectual property and Research Communication.

                                                  The facilitator Dr. Emmanuel Mpolya in one of his session, on data analysis and visualization for  research 

Through lectures, exercises, group discussions, and industrial visits, participants were also able to visit the different fields at Kikuletwa hydropower in Hai district, Kilimanjaro, to explore the challenges and possible solutions also to learn about renewable energy.  

Through lectures, exercises, group discussions, and industrial visits, participants were also able to visit the different fields at Kikuletwa hydropower in Hai district, Kilimanjaro, to explore the challenges and possible solutions also to learn about renewable energy.  

The course was attended by 55 participants from different parts of Africa regional such as Ethiopia, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania.