The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) launched the O.R. Tambo Africa Research Chair on May 18, 2022, in Arusha. The O.R. Tambo Africa Research Chair Initiative is the first Research Chair at NM-AIST, focusing on the application of nanotechnology and Pheroid technology to enhance the anti-malaria drug delivery system to the body and improve uptake of biofertilizers and biopesticides by crop plants. The Research Chair is won by Professor Hulda Shaidi Swai, a renowned Tanzanian nano scientist, after stiff competition from other top-notch professors and scientists in Africa.