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A group picture of the CREATES -FNS team and the UNDP Tanzania Funguo Program team after the meeting to

revive their long-time partnership and explore further collaborations in Innovation enabling environment and

service delivery held at the NM -AIST on 24th June 2022.

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The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Prof. Eliamani Sedoyeka (centre)

in a group photo with members of the inaugural session of the O.R Tambo Research Chair at the Nelson Mandela

African Institution of Science and Technology on May 18, 2022, to his left is the NM -AIST Vice-Chancellor Prof.

Emmanuel Luoga and the first to his right is the Chairman of O.R Tambo Research Chair Prof. Hulda Shaidi Swai.

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The guest of honour, Vice-Chairperson of Arumeru District Council, Felista Nanyaro (Middle), with

CREATES – FNS Centre Leader, Prof. Hulda Shaidi Swai (Right), getting information about the Centre’s products

from the CREATES –FNS Manager, Ms. Rose Mosha (Left) during the training on Value Addition and Marketing

Management of Agro-products held at Nambala village Arumeru District, Arusha on 28th March 2022.

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Group photo of CREATES-FNS Centre Leader, Prof Hulda Shaidi Swai (Centred) with the NM-AIST DVC – ARI

Prof Anthony Mshandete (second from left), DVC - PFA, Prof Charles Lugomela ( second from right),

Dean LiSBE, Dr Ernest Mbega (First right) and the training facilitator, Mr Henry Kulaya (first left)

during the training of from Ideation to Commercialization held at NM -AIST, Tengeru Arusha.

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Tilapia Cage Fish Farming for sustainable Food and Nutrition Security in Tanzania

Group photo of CREATES-FNS, NM-AIST team and TACT with the Deputy Minister and Permanent Secretary

of the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries in Dar es Salaam, after discussing the strategies for promoting

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Benchmarking for Spirulina

Prof Hulda Shaidi Swai ( Second left) and Dr Jofrey Raymond( First left) from CREATES-FNS benchmarking

for Spirulina Micro-Algae in Masinde Muriro University of Science and Technology, Kakamega, Kenya.

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Agri-Tech Horticultural Research Training, Learning and Business Hub

CREATES - FNS has established an Agri-tech hub that will serve as a research, contract farming,

community training and income generating unit for NM-AIST.

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Signing MOU among the CREATES / NM-AIST, Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, Tanzania

Agriculture Catalytic Trust (TACT) and RAS Kagera for the establishment

of Aquaculture Research Centre of Excellence in Kagera.

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Meet some of CREATES Sponsored Students who have successfully graduated

at the 7th Graduation Ceremony at NM- AIST on 12th August,2021

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Centre Leader, Prof. Hulda Swai explaining to Arusha Regional Commissioner,

Hon. John Mongela concerning various products produced by the mini factory

(DDI) during his official visit to NM- AIST.

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A group photo of The Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Technology

Hon. Omary Juma Kipanga (centered) with NM-AIST Management at the Data

Driven Innovation (DDI) Incubation Centre during his official visit

at NM-AIST on 2nd August,2021.

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Mini Factory for Prototypes Production

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which was held on 15th,July 2021 with the theme " Restore Ecosystems"

at Arusha Community Church Hall

A group photo of participants on Arusha Conservation Agriculture forum

Workshop on the Plant Metabolism for Improved Nutrition and Health

Participants of the Workshop undergo different trainings and practical laboratory exercises

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).

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