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10Dec 2018

Ms. Never Zekeya is a PhD student at the School of Life Sciences and Bio-engineering at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST). Her research is funded by the Africa Centre for Research, Agricultural Advancement, Teaching Excellence and Sustainability (CREATES). She has developed a formulation of a fungal based bio-pesticide (FBB) for […]

10Dec 2018

The African Centre for Research, Agricultural advancement, Teaching Excellence and Sustainability (CREATES) in partnership with Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) hosted the Botanic Garden Management Workshop which took place from Wednesday 31st October – 1st November, 2018 at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST). The two days’ workshop attracted participants from […]

08Dec 2018

The Africa Centre for Research, Agricultural advancement, Teaching Excellence and Sustainability (CREATES) hosted at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST)   NM-AIST (CREATES) student as plenary speaker during The 5th ECHO East Africa Biannual Symposium on Sustainable Agriculture and Appropriate Technologies 12 – 14 February, 2019 Arusha – Tanzania   Ms. Angela […]

02Aug 2018

On 13th April, 2018, the Ag. Vice Chancellor of the NM-AIST, Prof. Karoli Njau and the Secretary of the Communist Party Committee of Hunan University of Technology (HUT) from China, Prof. Tang Weibing, signed an agreement for promoting Sino-Africa (Science and Engineering) Master’s Degree programmes which will be jointly run by HUT and NM-AIST. Speaking […]

02Aug 2018

Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) hosted the Inception Workshop of the African Centre for Research, Agricultural Advancement, Teaching Excellence and Sustainability (CREATES). It is one of the African Centre of Excellence (ACE II) initiatives funded by the World Bank and it was attended by scientists and experts from world renowned higher […]

17Jun 2018

CREATES support students understating MSc and PhD degree in Life Science with specialization on: Sustainable Agriculture; Food and Nutritional Sciences; Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management; Clinical Human Nutrition and Dietetics; and Global Health and Biomedical Sciences. Bio – engineering and Industrial Pharmacy (This program will be offered in partnership with Purdue University of the United States […]

17Jun 2018

Methodology CREATES serves as a regional excellence hub to achieve and promote specific Sustainable Development Goals under the following aspects Research based training and support of excellent professionals and academia; E-learning platform to promote graduate teaching programmes, research activities, and dissemination of information; State-of-art core laboratory to support Life Science and related research fields; Technological […]

17Jun 2018

Specific objectives: Specifically the project seeks to strengthen the NM-AIST to become a magnet environment that provides innovative opportunities and state-of the-art learning environments for graduate students (PhD and MSc) as well as for faculty and other relevant stakeholders in the area of Food and Nutrition Security. This will enable NM-AIST produce high quality evidence-based […]

17Jun 2018

The overall objective of the CREATES is to strengthen the capacity of NM-AIST to serve as an African Centre of Excellence for provision of post graduate training (Master’s and PhD), applied research and outreach programs for Food and Nutrition Security in the Eastern and Southern Africa region.