Tanzania will spearhead the use of nuclear technology to ensure safety in food, water, and other consumables, to which end it is organizing a two-week training course in Arusha.
The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, located in Tengeru in Meru, Arusha, will host the 2018 Workshop on Nuclear Technology for Water and Food Security at its campus here.
Organisers say the workshop, stretching from 23rd of July to the 3rd of August this year, targets academicians, policymakers, researchers, medical doctors, and pharmacists.
The organizers are two African Centres of Excellence (ACE): Water Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy Futures (WISE-Futures) and Centre for Research, Agricultural Advancement, Teaching Excellence and Sustainability in Food and Nutritional Security (CREATES).
WISE-Futures and CREATES are among the 24 centers of excellence in the Eastern and Southern African region supported by the World Bank under the ACE II project.
WISE-Futures is focusing on three key areas: water security, water resources security, and energy security. CREATES, on the other hand, is focusing on food security.
The keynote speaker and instructor during the workshop will be Dr Chary Rangacharyulu, a professor in the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, who also serves as an Adjunct Professor, Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM AIST).