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In the Eastern and Southern Africa sub-region several Research Groups engaged in Materials Science and Solar Energy have had informal collaboration for over two decades. This collaboration has resulted in the participation in regional workshops and conferences, joint publications, joint supervision of postgraduate students, and sharing of research facilities among others.

To formalise these collaborations and to promote advanced research in the field of Materials Science and Solar Energy in this region, a Network known as Materials Science and Solar Energy for Eastern and Southern Africa (MSSEESA) of the research groups has been established. MSSEESA will act as a platform for strengthening the following activities: Sharing of research facilities; Joint offering of courses/programs; Student/staff exchange; Joint supervision of postgraduate students; Information exchange and provision; Organization of conferences, workshops, colleges, etc.



Financial Support

The Network aims to:

Assist the 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 above disciplines in the sub-region.

Promote and facilitate dissemination and exchange of information.

Membership to the Network is open to all research groups at universities engaged in materials science and solar energy in the region. The founding members of the Network are research groups at the University of Zambia, Zambia; University of Nairobi and Moi University (University of Eldoret), Kenya; Makerere University, Uganda; Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia; and the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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 amongst the Network members and is currently located at University of Nairobi, Kenya headed by Prof Bernard Aduda. There is a Coordination Board consisting of eight staff members from the five participating universities. The ISP supported groups at University of Nairobi and University of Eldoret, Kenya, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Makerere University, Uganda and University of Zambia are members of the Network.


This document gives formatting instructions for authors preparing papers for publication in MSSEESA. The authors must follow the instructions given in the document for the papers to be published. You can use this document as both an instruction set and as a template into which you can type your own text. The body of abstract immediately follows abstract heading in the same paragraph. For example, this paragraph begins with abstract heading. Use Times New Roman Font 8 for the abstract and Times New Roman Font 9 for the manuscript.

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publications, joint supervision of postgraduate students, and sharing of research facilities among others.