Building capacity for research and training in Tanzania
[DAR ES SALAAM] Quintino Mgani is professor of chemistry at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He also coordinates the SABINA (Southern African Biochemistry and Informatics for Natural Products) network of the Regional Initiative in Science and Education (RISE), which is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Mgani explains why PhD students need regional partnerships, how growth in Tanzania’s higher education sector undermines training capacity and what gets in the way of turning research into useful products.
This article is part of the Spotlight on Making higher education work for Africa.