Already preparations are in high gear in five of the partner universities for their respective first solar cell workshop, which will be followed by a web-based seminar between candidates and a solar cell research expert from the United States.
Also, a considerable number of candidates at each partner university are engaged in individual research topics on fabrication and testing cell efficiency using a range of natural dyes as sensitizers, which are abundant in Uganda’s vast natural environment.
More project activities are expected to open in two more African countries soon (Tanzania and Ethiopia). SciBridge is working hard to grow and sustain this new-found scientific dialogue between Africa and the United States.
Here are some photos of my visit (today) to Islamic University in Uganda to oversee progress and conduct a mock exercise of the solar cell fabrication. The candidates were excited about the solar cell innovation and were anxious to explore it. Our session ended at sunset, see the beautiful image of sunset here in Uganda today.