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A total of 19 students from the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), Arusha and the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT) represented Tanzania in UNESCO INDIA AFRICA HACKATHON 2022 organized during 20-27 November 2022 at Gautam Buddha University, Noida, India.

Ghaniya Rashid Hamad, and Eunice Silas from the Centre of Excellence in IT(CEIT), NM-AIST were among the winners each receiving rewards ( a cash of 1.6 M TZS and a gold medal).

The UNESCO INDIA AFRICA Hackathon organized by Ministry of Education, Government of India is an annual nonstop 36 hours event that brings together students, educators, teachers, and the research community of India and its African partners to tackle the common challenges faced by their countries and serves as a facilitator for cultural amalgamation.

According to a statement issued by the High commission of India Tanzania, this year 22 African countries participated, including Botswana, Cameroon, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Sierra Leone, Togo, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.

Congratulations to the participants from NM-AIST!!

NM-AIST  yashinda Mashindano ya Taifa ya afya na Usafi wa Mazingira kundi la Vyuo Vikuu

Taasisi ya Afrika ya Sayansi na Teknolojia ya Nelson Mandela (NM-AIST), imeibuka kidedea kwa kuwa Mshindi wa Kwanza katika Mashindano ya Taifa ya afya na Usafi wa Mazingira kundi la Vyuo Vikuu, Tanzania Bara kwa Mwaka 2022.

Mashindano hayo yaliratibiwa na ofisi ya Katibu Mkuu Wizara ya Afya.

Pichani: Makamu Mkuu wa Taasisi ya NM-AIST Prof. Emmanuel Luoga na Manaibu Makamu wakuu wa Chuo wakiwa katika picha ya pamoja na baadhi ya Viongozi wa Taasisi ya NM-AIST wakati wakisherehekea ushindi uliohusisha kupokea Kombe, Cheti na Hundi ya Tshs Milioni NNE.

The Kiswahili Beginners Course to NM-AIST International Students

The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) had beginner’s Swahili language Course to its International students. Under the instructor Dr. Ahmad Kipacha who was assisted by Mr. Msafiri Mziray40 students were registered and attended a two month course which started on Wednesday 15th June to Wednesday 17th August, 2022with the aim of enabling them to communicate well within and outside the campus.

On Monday 7th November 2022,20 out of 40 registered students were handed over certificates of completion by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic, Research and Innovation) Prof. Anthony Mshandete, who was the guest of honor to the ceremony which was held at the NM-AIST Amphitheatre.

Prof. Mshandete highlighted to students that, during its 41st Session, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)General Conference declared the 7th July of every year as the World Kiswahili Language Day, the mission being to promote the use of Kiswahili language as a beacon for peace, and enhanced multiculturalism.

He urged students to frequently use the Swahili language as it is now being used as a tool of communication to more than 14 countries with its origin in East Africa such as Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), South Sudan, Somalia, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Comoros, and as far as Oman and Yemen in the Middle East

Young researchers in East Africa Community are urged to provide solutions to society's challenges through research.

This was said by the Director of Social Sectors East African Community (EAC), Dr. Irene Isaka, during the opening of a two-day conference on Technology Development through various studies organized at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in collaboration with GIZ.

Dr. Irene added that if young researchers provide solutions to society's challenges, the governments of each EAC country will take measures to change the country's behavior.

“When government and society face challenges, young researchers should be ready to solve that societal problem,” she said.

The Vice Chancellor of The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Prof. Emmanuel Luoga said that CENIT@EA is a Center of Competence that revives itself with Computer and information technology issues and involves all East African countries to provide a solution in society and generates employment through research activities.

Prof. Luoga thanked the government of Tanzania for collaborating with the country of Germany in developing education and research issues for scientists and trainers for seven years since 2017.

The Secretary General of the Federation of East African Universities, Prof.Gaspard Banyankimbona, asked the governments of those countries to invest more money in research to provide societal solutions.

The conference was attended by more than 200 experts from around the world as its the first International ICTA- EMOS conference to be held in Arusha Tanzania under the coordination of The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology in collaboration with GIZ.


Representatives from the Regional Scholarship for Innovation Fund (RSIF) made a two-day visit to NM-AIST on November 3rd and 4th 2022, to monitor the progress of RSIF-funded projects at NM-AIST. The visitors were Ms. Cynthia Orang'o and Ms. Elizabeth Murimi (Seen in the photos with the NM-AIST Deputy Vice Chancellor Prof. Anthony Mshandete and the NM-AIST Coordinator Dr. Rwiza Mwemezi).

The visitors paid a courtesy call to the Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellor's offices. They also had time to interact with all RSIF-funded students at NM-AIST.

The Ag. Vice Chancellor, Professor Anthony Mshandete thanked The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) and RSIF for supporting the vision and mission of the NM-AIST and promised a continued and sustained collaboration between the NM-AIST and ICIPE.

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