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Welcome to the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology.

Fostering Excellence through Knowledge and Innovation

"As we go forward, we will seek to be transactional in maintaining and strengthening the governance architecture, but we will also be transformational as we prepare the citizens for the new economy that requires the development of new parameters in education, innovation, and enterprise", - His Excellency, Dr Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia

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South Africa and Namibia to collaborate on producing national indicators on science, technology and innovation

Namibia, Monday 22 May 2017 – The Human Sciences Research Council’s Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeST

NCRST and NSI sign memorandum of understanding

The National Commission for Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) and the Namibia Standards Institution (NSI) signed a memorandum of unders

Background

Government has long recognized the importance of Research, Science and Technology as an engine of economic growth and development, hence the enactment of the Research Science and Technology Act, 2004 (Act no 23 of 2004). The objectives as outlined in section 2 of the Act are:

  • to ensure the co-ordination, monitoring and supervision of research, science and technology in Namibia;
  • to promote and develop research, science and technology in Namibia;
  • to promote common ground in research, scientific and technological thinking across all disciplines, including the physical, mathematical and life sciences, as well as human, social and economic sciences;
  • to encourage and promote innovative and independent thinking and the optimum development of intellectual capacity of people in research, science and technology;
  • to ensure dedicated, prioritised and systematic funding for research, science and technology application and development in Namibia;
  • to promote linkages between Namibia and international institutions and bodies on the development of research, science and technology.

The National Commission on Research Science and Technology (NCRST) is established in terms of section 4 of Research Science and Technology Act, 2004 (Act no 23 of 2004).