Outreach & Internship

Outreach and Exchange programs

1. Collaboration with PWC

Joint collaboration between WISE-Futures and Pastoral Women Council (PWC)  on 15th -16th September 2021  seek a sustainable solution on water and energy sector to marginalize community – Maasai community in Ololosolwani village in Ngorongoro district. The collaboration aimed to improve and strengthen the community managed school called Emanyata Secondary School.

2. ICEAS 2019

International Conference on Energy, Aquatech and Sustainability from August 9 (Fri)-13 (Tue) 2019, location: The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Arusha, Tanzania.This conference will provide a forum for the presentation of the state-of-the-art technology in energy, aquatech, sustainability, appropriate technology and related fields. We aim to provide opportunities for researchers to exchange knowledge and promote international and multi-disciplinary collaborations.

3. 2nd International Conference

From 12th to 13th September 2018, WISE-Futures African Center of Excellence conducted the 2nd International Conference on Water Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy Futures organized by WISE-Futures were conducted at NM-AIST, Arusha. The conference attracted delegates from Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana and China. The conference theme was “Water Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy Futures in a Changing Environment.” This conference serves as a platform for discussions towards achieving water infrastructure and sustainable energy security futures in a shifting environment, which are the key global challenges today.

4. Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) Exhibition

NM-AIST team participated at the TCU exhibition in Dar Es Salaam in July 2017. WISE-Futures participated in this exhibition event in Dar Es Salaam. This was the 12th Exhibitions on Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation held from 26th to 29th July 2017. Both local and foreign Institutions participated in the exhibition. WISE-futures took this opportunity to create awareness to the community on who we are and what we offer in terms of scholarships to students interested to study Masters and PhD level in courses related to Water and Sustainable Energy at Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology and also how we collaborate with other local, regional and international partners to provide technical support to address developmental challenges in the areas of Water Resources Security, Energy security, water & Sanitation security.

5. Mandela week 2018

WISE-Futures participated in the 6th Nelson Mandela “SETI” week from 16-20 July 2018 hosted by Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST). The theme of SETI is “Contribution of science and technology in industrial growth in Tanzania.” WISE-Futures take this opportunity to create awareness to student and all participants about what we offer and also to attract different sectors to collaborate within Water, Energy and Sanitation area.

6. Mandela week 2017

WISE-Futures participated in the Mandela week exhibition which took place at NM-AIST in July 2017. It’s an annual event hosted by NM-AIST to show what NM-AIST and the related projects offer. WISE-Futures takes this as a strategic opportunity for future applicants of Master’s and Doctoral and also to attract private sectors to collaborate with the centre’s focus areas.



Within WISE-Futures exchange program/Internship enable student to acquire knowledge, experience, and exposure to their related field. WISE-Futures support student to attend short course internship, joint research with our partner in different sectors or the basis of inter-university exchange agreements. Here is  a list of student


Name :            Zuhura Msisi

Studying:       Pursuing Master of Science in Embedded and Mobile Systems (EMoS), Specializing in Embedded Systems engineering.

Purpose:        development of an IoT system for improving customer-water meter reading system at Arusha City

Location:        Arusha AUWSA

Duration:       Six Months (Started from June – December)

ROLES:        to solve some of the problems that AUWSA and water consumers face due to the cost, time consumption, inconsistency of billing and well a non-participatory environment.



Name :            Adol Dominic Majak Deng

Studying:       Pursuing Master of Science in Embedded and Mobile Systems (EMoS), Specializing in Embedded Systems.

Purpose:         The purpose of the practical industrial attachment at the Ngaramtoni water supply scheme is to provide an opportunity to enhance practical skills in both hard and soft skills, industrial exposure, work ethics, contribution to local industry and society in general.

Location:        Ngaramtoni Water Supply Scheme, Arusha, Tanzania; Under Arusha Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (AUWSA), through Water Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy Futures (WISE – Futures)

Duration:       Six Months (Started from June – December)

ROLES:         To comprehend the scheme’s operation, beginning with the systems, how operators operate, the design plan, power consumption, system power ratings, as well as data collect on present performance and to suggest, design, and execute an efficient solution for the water supply scheme’s optimization.




NAME : Jean Gildas Tapsoba

Studying:  MSc in Water Resources, Environmental Science and Engineering (WESE).

Purpose: Internship

Location: A to Z ltd (Arusha)

Duration: August 27th – 10th September 10, 2018 


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The staff exchange program enables staff to gain new skills, motivation, perspectives and an expanded network. The Center had several faculty visits from outside NM-AIST to offer lectures/short courses/other activities, which are important for WISE-Futures.

  1.  Prof. Chary Rangacharyulu from Canada (University Saskatchewan) was involved in delivering a short course on “Nuclear Technology for Water and Food Security” from July 23rd to 3rd August 2018.

  2. Jean Wilhelm from IHE Delft, Netherlands visited NM-AIST in July 2018 and provided lecturer sessions on Applied Surface and Ground Water Modelling. The costs for his visits were covered by NM-ASIT through WISE-Futures.

  3. Isaac LARBI from  West African Science service centre on climate change and adapted land use (WASCAL)  a PhD student in   Climate Change and Water Resources visited NM-AIST from 2nd September 2018 to 31st October 2018. During his visit, he participated in various activities such as Participation in the 2nd International Conference on Water Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy Futures in a Changing Environment, 12th to 13th September 2018 and presented a paper entitled: Projected Climate Change Impact on Water Balance Components in the Vea Catchment, West Africa.

  • Writing of PhD Thesis, Publication and Participation of weekly graduate seminar organized by the school of Materials, Energy, Water and Environmental Science (MEWES).

  • Assisting WISE-Futures masters students under hydrology and water resources engineering in thesis proposal development.

  • Preparing lecture notes in (i) Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System and (ii) Surface water hydrology for the 2018/2019 academic year.