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
Namibia, Monday 22 May 2017 – The Human Sciences Research Council’s Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeST
The National Commission for Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) and the Namibia Standards Institution (NSI) signed a memorandum of unders
The NCRST strives to further values based on behaviour, engaging and relating, decision making and action. Stakeholders interacting with the NCRST and its representatives should consistently experience these values in all interactions and decisions, and all staff members must consciously practice the values so as to develop a consistent values-based approach.
Adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty. Coming across as authentic. Others experience us as being true to what we promise; we are consistent in the way we do things in that this is always based on being truthful, honest and sincere. We are seen to be consistently trustworthy and honest in the way we deal with NCRST work.
Anticipatory, change-oriented and self-initiated behaviour in situations, particularly in the workplace. Proactive behaviour involves acting in advance of a future situation, rather than just reacting. Being prepared, anticipating and considering consequences and placing oneself in a position to deal with and manage them. It means taking control and making things happen rather than just adjusting to a situation or waiting for something to happen. Organisationally it means creating a desired future, and thus taking the initiative to do so. Proactive staff members generally do not need to be asked to act, nor do they require detailed instructions, they are guided by a clear purpose and desire to live up to responsible action.
Passion for Excellence
Passion is an intense emotion compelling, enthusiasm, or desire, in this case we have the passion to excel. Doing anything with excellence of course means that we will do the very best that will be able to be done. We will therefore perform to the best of our own ability, and further those abilities so that we can feel deeply satisfied about our achievements. We strive for personal excellence to make significant contributions to NCRST excellence. Indeed performing with excellence will require passion. Although success is never a guarantee, our passion never gives birth to mediocrity. Our excellence starts with getting very clear on the end state we wish to achieve and relentlessly driving towards it every day. We know when to push on (even when you don’t have all the information or the perfect solution), but doing it well and constantly refining as we forge ahead.