About Us


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:

  1. Water and Sanitation Security.
  2. Water Resources Security.
  3. Energy Security.

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.



  • To achieve excellence in teaching, learning, research, and outreach in water, sanitation and energy security.

  • Provide excellent learning environment for graduates to specialize in water and energy related fields.

  • Provide stimulating environment for early career researchers solving pressing problems related to water, sanitation and energy security .

  • Strengthening regional and international research collaboration in order to promote the development of cutting edge solutions to water, sanitation, and energy challenges.

  • To contribute to the transformation of Africa’s economies by assembling a critical mass of highly skilled Water, Sanitation, and energy professionals who are able to deliver cutting edge research and innovation in the sector.