Welcome to CREATES

The African Centre for Research, Agricultural advancement, Teaching Excellence and Sustainability

Engaging with the Private sector

Our PhD student Ms. Philipina Shayo attended the business meeting on private sector
engagement organized by GIZ Tanzania and CENIT@EA

Networking during the NANOSMAT-AFRICA Conference 2018

The CREATES Centre Director Prof. Hulda Shaidi Swai (on the right) attended the NANOSMAT-AFRICA Conference
which took place in Cape Town ~ South Africa. The conferences provided a unique platform and discussed
key aspects of Materials-related Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Workshop on the Plant Metabolism for Improved Nutrition and Health

Participants of the Workshop undergo different trainings and practical laboratory exercises

The first ever Soapbox Science event in Africa

A novel public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and the science they do

The East African Common Higher Education Area

The 6th Academia-Public-Private Partnership Forum and Exhibition 2018, Nairobi Kenya


The NM-AIST through CREATES partnered with HUT in promoting scientific cooperation
between China and Africa

Miss. Agness Kandonga

Master’s student in Food biotechnology and Nutrition Sciences. She is researching
on the impact of processing methods on Micronutrients and Anti- Nutritional Factors
in common beans leaves and False sesame.

4th Invest in Africa Forum (IAF), 2018

The NM-AIST Vice Chancellor Prof. Emmanuel J. Luoga when signing an MoU on Pedagogy Training with
Zhejiang Normal University during the 4th Invest in Africa Forum (IAF), 2018 in Changsha ~ Hunan ~ China

Mobile Agriculture and Rural Development Applications for supporting Farming – As A-Business (FAAB)

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)  signed and MoU with the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania Catalytic Trust Fund (SAGCOT-CTF)  to establish the use of Information Communication Technologies (ICT’s) in Agriculture development in Tanzania. The MoU was signed in February 2018 with the aim of supporting a Mobile Agricultural and Rural Development application (m-ARD apps) for the purpose of supporting Farming-as-a-Business (FAAB) in Tanzania.

Reason to join our programs

CREATES encompasses novel curricula approaches, cutting-edge research facilities and highly skilled national, regional and international partners in various fields related to Life Sciences

  1. Overall objective

    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.

  2. 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.  

  3. Innovative research, Training and Outreach Program

    The Centre provides innovative research, training, and outreach programmes in the region, taking advantage of the strong existing international and regional collaboration activities in the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST).

Latest news & Upcoming events