International Science Programme (ISP)

Materials Science and Solar Energy Network for Eastern and Southern Africa (MSSEESA)

This network has received support from ISP since 2009. The network consists of five universities in four countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Before 2009, the network received ISP support as part of the TAN:01/2 activity at University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The Coordinating Office rotates between the network members and is currently located at Makerere University, Uganda, headed by Dr Tom Otiti. There is a steering committee consisting of eight staff members from the five participating universities. The ISP supported groups at University of Nairobiand University of Eldoret, Kenya, Makerere University, Uganda and University of Zambia are members of the network, as well as a formerly ISP supported group at University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


The network aims to:

  • Assist network members to build and sustain a critical mass of credible scientists through postgraduate training and research in areas of materials science and solar energy.
  • Implement cost effective utilization of available resources in the sub-region.
  • Promote and facilitate dissemination and exchange of information.


Dr Tom Otiti, Makerere University, Uganda

Nodes in the network