Conferences and Joint Workshops
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4.2nd 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.
Within WISE-Futures exchange program/Internship enable student to acquire knowledge, experience, and exposure on their related field. WISE-Futures support student to attend short course internship, joint research to our partner in different sectors or basis of inter-university exchange agreements. Here is a list of students,
NAME : Jean Gildas Tapsoba
Studying: MSc in Water Resources, Environmental Science and Engineering (WESE).
Location: A to Z ltd (Arusha)
Duration: August 27th – 10th September 10, 2018
Description of the dyeing procedure
Description of the Treatment Plant (STP) and Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP)
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.
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.
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.
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.