The PASET Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) is an Africa-fled fund that aims to help create a critical mass of highly skilled scientists, professionals and innovators in the Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (ASET) fields. It is an initiative of PASET. The coordination of PASET-RSIF is done by the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) on behalf of the African governments and other donors.

Scholarships are for 3-4 years in PASET RSIF priority thematic areas: ICTs including big data and artificial intelligence; food security and agribusiness; minerals, mining and materials engineering; energy includes renewables; and climate change. The goal is to provide up to 10,000 high-quality PhD training scholarships to African students in the next 10 years. After this year’s selection, by the PASET Regional Coordination Unit, a number of students will join the NM-AIST for their doctoral studies in Materials Science and Engineering (MaSE). Process of selection and scholarships allocation are underway.

PASET-RSIF offers a unique and historic opportunity for African countries to train new doctoral students in high quality PhD programmes in applied sciences, engineering and technology at an affordable cost in competitively selected African universities partnered with international universities. Beyond doctoral training, RSIF systematically nurtures research capacity by fostering partnerships between universities, domestic and international firms to find solutions to local challenges.

The Deputy Minister of Livestock and Fisheries of Tanzania, Hon. Abdalah Hamis Ulega and the Regional Commissioner of Arusha, Hon. Mrisho Gambo, exchanging some words with the Vice Chancellor of the NM-AIST, Prof. Emmanuel J. Luoga awarding him a trophy and certificate as recognition of the NM-AIST as overall winner in the category of Higher Learning Institutions which participated in the 26 Nanenane Exhibitions for Northern Zone 2019.

Our PhD candidate, Mr. Hudson Laizer was announced among the 7Winners of the WFP and  Data for Local, Impact Challenge (DLi) 5th window (Zero Hunger Zero AIDS), on 28th March 2019, for his MobileApp called “Lishe Yetu” which will help mothers/lactating, children and those living with HIV/AIDS to get nutritional advices based on locally available foods and the seasons of the year (Dry and Rain seasons). He was pronounced to receive 25000USD for implementing the project in Dar Es Salaam on 28 March 2019.

Our Graduate, Dr. Never Zekeya and Faculty Member, Dr. Askwar Hilonga were declared winners of “Mashindano ya Sayansi, Teknolojia na Ubunifu (MAKISATU)" in the categories of Higher learning Institutions and Research and Development for a biopestside for pest control (Kanitangaze) and the Low cost drinking water filter that uses nano-technology,  respectively, in Dodoma, March 7, 2019. A cheque worth 4million was handled to each.

A Faculty member of NM-AIST, Dr Askwar Hilonga was declared

a winner of  a WHO  prize under the United Arab Emirates

Health Foundation Prize 2019, for his promising drinking Water filter which uses Nano Technology, He was recognized during the  meeting which was  attended by a delegation led by the Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Tanzania, Hon. Dr. Faustine Ndungulile in Geneva Switzerland on May 23, 2019. Dr Hilonga’s award makes a total of 9 awards on the same. He is the winner of 8 reputable awards, including Pitch@Palace Global, Pitch@Palace Africa, and the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2015, Sponsored by the British Royal Academy of Engineering 

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