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Namibia and Mozambiques’ Science Institutions Collaborate
Namibia and Mozambiques’ Science Institutions Collaborate

15 Sep 2017

Windhoek, Namibia – Another partnership was cemented between the national institutions responsible for Science and Technology funding in Namibia and Mozambique recently. The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology ratified an agre...

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Students Clinch Licence Agreements for Innovation Projects
Students Clinch Licence Agreements for Innovation Projects

11 Sep 2017

  Windhoek, Namibia – The Demola Network is a Finnish initiative that operates in over a dozen countries across the globe. The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) signed an agreement with the Demola Network in 2016, making it the first African count...

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Demola Final Pitch
Demola Final Pitch

07 Sep 2017

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Tech stations to accelerate SMME growth and drive economic development
Tech stations to accelerate SMME growth and drive economic development

25 Aug 2017

  Windhoek, Namibia – The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) in collaboration with the Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and SME Development (MITSMED) recently hosted representatives from various technology stations in South Africa at a meeting ...

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Water Sensitive Design Training Workshop
Water Sensitive Design Training Workshop

20 Jun 2017

  CALL FOR REGISTRATION   3 – 7 July 2017, Windhoek, NAMIBIA The Namibia Water Corporation (Pty) Ltd (Namwater) the National Commission on Research Science and Technology (NCRST) in collaboration with the Water Research Commission (WRC) of South Africa and the Futu...

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SUPPLY OF GOODS AND SERVICES
SUPPLY OF GOODS AND SERVICES

08 Jun 2017

The National Commission of Research Scienceand Technology invites suppliers/contractors to express interest in being enlisted as preferred suppliers of the Commission in Windhoek. Preferential treatment will be given to persons as contemplated in section2(b)(iv) of the Public Procurement Act, 201...

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

29 May 2017

Namibia, Monday 22 May 2017 – The Human Sciences Research Council’s Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeSTII) and Namibia’s National Commission on Research Science and Technology today concluded an agreement to collaborate on the production of nation...

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NCRST and NSI sign memorandum of understanding
NCRST and NSI sign memorandum of understanding

05 May 2017

The National Commission for Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) and the Namibia Standards Institution (NSI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) towards Strengthening Research, Science, Technology and Innovation at NSI, in line with the priority areas outlined in the National Prog...

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IST-Africa Conference
IST-Africa Conference

03 May 2017

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SARIMA Annual Conference Call for Abstracts Now Open
SARIMA Annual Conference Call for Abstracts Now Open

28 Apr 2017

  SOUTHERN AFRICAN RESEARCH & INNOVATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION   ANNUAL CONFERENCE   22 - 25 May 2017 Safari Court Hotel & Conference Centre Windhoek , Namibia     SESSION TOPICS   • Solving...

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IST-Africa Conference
IST-Africa Conference

18 Apr 2017

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NCRST and NAFIN sign memorandum of understanding
NCRST and NAFIN sign memorandum of understanding

13 Apr 2017

  The National Commission for Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) and the Namibia Alliance for Improved Nutrition (NAFIN) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) towards undertaking a Survey to determine the Nutrition Status of San Infants in Namibia. The survey will be unde...

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he National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) forms Strategic Partnership with Namibia Scientific Society (NSS)
he National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) forms Strategic Partnership with Namibia Scientific Society (NSS)

13 Apr 2017

    The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) and Namibia Scientific Society (NSS) have formalized their partnership by signing a Memorandum of Understanding on 06 April 2017, at Namibia Scientific Society. The intention of the MoU is to streng...

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STAKEHOLDERS WORKSHOP ON NATIONAL INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE SYSTEM (IKS) POLICY FORMULATION
STAKEHOLDERS WORKSHOP ON NATIONAL INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE SYSTEM (IKS) POLICY FORMULATION

23 Mar 2017

The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) is established in terms of Section 4 of the Research, Science, and Technology Act, 2004 (Act 23 of 2004) to provide for the coordination, developing and facilitate the promotion of research, science and technology in Namibia. ...

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REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BIOSAFETY ACT, 2006
REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BIOSAFETY ACT, 2006

23 Mar 2017

The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) is mandated to administer the Biosafety Act, 2006 (Act No. 7 of 2006), which provides for measures to regulate activities that involve the research, development, production, marketing, transportation, applications and other uses ...

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NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS CONSULTATION WORKSHOP: IMPLEMENTATION PLAN OF THE DRAFT NATIONAL SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION POLICY
NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS CONSULTATION WORKSHOP: IMPLEMENTATION PLAN OF THE DRAFT NATIONAL SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION POLICY

23 Mar 2017

The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) is a State Owned Enterprise established in terms of the Research, Science and Technology Act, 2004 (Act no. 23 of 2004) with a primary role of promoting, coordinating and developing Research, Science, Technology and innovation in...

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INVITATION FOR NOMINATIONS OF PERSONS WITH SUITABLE SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE FOR APPOINTMENT AS MEMBERS OF BIOSAFETY COUNCIL: BIOSAFETY ACT, 2006
INVITATION FOR NOMINATIONS OF PERSONS WITH SUITABLE SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE FOR APPOINTMENT AS MEMBERS OF BIOSAFETY COUNCIL: BIOSAFETY ACT, 2006

23 Mar 2017

In terms of section 6 (3) of the Biosafety Act, 2006 (Act No. 7 of 2006), read with section 10 (3) , the National Commission on Research , Science and Technology herewith invites nominations from interested persons and organisations, of persons with suitable skills or experience in environmental ...

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Reasearch & Experimental Development Survey Report (2013/14 fiscal year)
Reasearch & Experimental Development Survey Report (2013/14 fiscal year)

10 Mar 2017

MEDIA RELEASE Hon Dr. Itah Kandjii-Murangi,Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation Launches  the Research and Experimental Development (R&D) Survey Report (2013/14 fiscal year) The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) officially ...

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SA Innovation Summit
SA Innovation Summit

27 Feb 2017

  In this newsletter   Call for Papers  |   Key Summit Take Aways |   Last call ...

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Research Grants - ICGEB
Research Grants - ICGEB

23 Feb 2017

Applications must be submitted by Principal Investigators by email as a single pdf file both to the ICGEB Liaison Officer for endorsement and at the same time to ICGEB (crp@icgeb.org) as a carbon copy (cc:).   As Liaison Officer, you will be able to end...

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INFORMATION SHARING SESSION ON THE NAMIBIAN RESEARCH CHAIR PROGRAMME
INFORMATION SHARING SESSION ON THE NAMIBIAN RESEARCH CHAIR PROGRAMME

23 Nov 2016

The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST), is established under section 4 of the Research Science and Technology Act, Act No. 23, 2004 and is responsible for promoting, coordinating and developing Research, Science and Technology and Innovation in Namibia.   ...

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IST-Africa Call for Full papers – Deadline 09 December
IST-Africa Call for Full papers – Deadline 09 December

18 Nov 2016

IST-Africa Call for Full papers – Deadline 09 December Hosted by the Government of Namibia through the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology, and Supported by the European Commission and African Union Commission, IST-Africa 2017 (May, Windhoek, Namibia) is the twe...

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 IST-Africa Horizon 2020 and NCRST Hosts Workshop
IST-Africa Horizon 2020 and NCRST Hosts Workshop

18 Nov 2016

  The NCRST in cooperation with the International Information Management Corporation (IIMC), Ireland, through the IST-Africa initiative organised a training workshop on Horizon 2020 in Windhoek on 26 October, specifically focused on the ICT-39- 2017 Call with a deadline of 25 April....

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NCRST Showcases Final Demola Solutions
NCRST Showcases Final Demola Solutions

11 Nov 2016

NCRST recently held the Demola Namibia Final Pitch event, which represented an important milestone in the country’s science, technology and innovation landscape. The event comes at the end of a successfully implemented Demola Programme in Namibia. The Final pitch event held in Wind...

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Workshop on the Fundamentals of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer
Workshop on the Fundamentals of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer

03 Nov 2016

Date:               21 – 22 November 2016 Time:              08H30 to 17H00 Venue:           Hilton Hotel, W...

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Invitation: Public information workshops on implementation of the Biosafety Act, 2006 (act no. 7 of 2006)
Invitation: Public information workshops on implementation of the Biosafety Act, 2006 (act no. 7 of 2006)

03 Nov 2016

The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) is mandated to administer the Biosafety Act, 2006 (Act No. 7 of 2006), which provides for measures to regulate activities that involve the research & development, production, marketing, transportation, applications, and other...

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NCRST Appoints New Board of Commissioners
NCRST Appoints New Board of Commissioners

31 Oct 2016

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) announces the appointment of its new Board of Commissioners. The new appointments include the newly elected Chairperson, Dr Johannes Shoopala, of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry and Ms Elly Hamunye...

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Exceptional scientific knowledge at the Namport Biggest Brainer Science Quiz
Exceptional scientific knowledge at the Namport Biggest Brainer Science Quiz

12 Oct 2016

The NamPort Biggest Brainer Science Quiz was hosted in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, and NamPort, the main sponsor. The competition is aimed at providing innumerable benefits to learners, which encourage their educational and even social development. It also...

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Congratulations to the Winners of the RSTI Awards 2016
Congratulations to the Winners of the RSTI Awards 2016

12 Oct 2016

The Annual Research Symposium 2016 culminated in an exciting and impressive event, the National Research, Science, Technology, Engineering and Innovation Awards Ceremony held on the evening of 23 September. The Awards are in recognition of individual scientists, researchers, technologists, e...

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NCRST leaves its mark on Ongwediva
NCRST leaves its mark on Ongwediva

12 Oct 2016

This year’s Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Festival was held in Ongwediva at the Ongwediva Trade Fair Centre from 12-16 September 2016, drawing more than 3000 visitors from schools across the northern regions. The Festival showcased the importance of science, technology and in...

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NamPower Science Fair boasts new scientific talent
NamPower Science Fair boasts new scientific talent

12 Oct 2016

This event was organised by NCRST in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture and NAMPOWER Foundation, as the main sponsor. The purpose of the Science Fair is to popularize science and technology amongst our students, community and educators. This serves as a vehicle to enco...

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NCRST Host 2nd Annual Research Symposium
NCRST Host 2nd Annual Research Symposium

21 Sep 2016

The National Commission on Research Science and Technology (NCRST) today officially opened the 2nd National Research Symposium 2016, which will take place as of today until 23 September in Windhoek. The National Research Symposium, the second of its kind, is part the NCRST’s effort...

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2nd Annual National Research Symposium Registration
2nd Annual National Research Symposium Registration

14 Sep 2016

2nd ANNUAL NATIONAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION   Description Registration for the 2nd Annual National Research Symposium 2016   Background  The National Commission on Research Science and Technology (NCRST)  is established in terms  ...

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Research and Innovation Proposal Writing Workshop
Research and Innovation Proposal Writing Workshop

17 Aug 2016

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION PROPOSAL WRITING WORKSHOP The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology is hosting a Research and Innovation Proposal Writing Workshop for researchers and innovators. The workshop is designed for stakeholders who wish to improve their research or inno...

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NCRST funds six million towards innovation in Namibia
NCRST funds six million towards innovation in Namibia

16 Aug 2016

At a ceremony held last week, the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) awarded a total of six million to 12 successful applicants under the first phase of the Innovation Challenge. The Innovation Challenge call attracted over 61 applications out of which 20 wer...

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Demola Jam: A creative twist to project implementation!
Demola Jam: A creative twist to project implementation!

09 Aug 2016

  Demola Jam, which took place on Saturday, 6 August at the NCRST Innovation Hub, is an all-day event which brings together all Demola teams. During the day the teams all work together to keep respective projects moving smoothly and speedily, and help team members find the wow effec...

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NCRST Strengthens Research Capacity at UNAM
NCRST Strengthens Research Capacity at UNAM

08 Aug 2016

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) has today signed a Master Agreement on Grant Management with the University of Namibia (UNAM). The ten year agreement will ensure the efficient disbursement of funds to researchers based at UNAM, it also gives...

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All you need to know about our Grant Management and Administration Process
All you need to know about our Grant Management and Administration Process

08 Aug 2016

  In its capacity as a funding organization, the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) would like to highlight its funding, disbursement and grant management processes. In establishing its systems and processes, the NCRST has benchmarked against regional an...

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NCRST Launches the Month of Science
NCRST Launches the Month of Science

02 Aug 2016

    The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) today officially launched the Month of Science. The Month of Science, which comprises of four major events centred on science, technology and innovation activities will take place this September. Th...

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Demola Officially Kicks Off in Namibia
Demola Officially Kicks Off in Namibia

29 Jul 2016

  6 companies, 6 challenges and 30 talents - That’s the way to start the Demola 2016 In Namibia! The first official Demola  Kick-off event took place on  28 July 2016 at the NCRST Innovation Hub. The room was full of new talent with great energy. T...

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AU NEPAD Agency African Biosafety Network of Expertise Visits Namibia
AU NEPAD Agency African Biosafety Network of Expertise Visits Namibia

20 Jul 2016

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) recently hosted the NEPAD Agency African Biosafety Network of Expertise (ABNE). ABNE is a biosafety resource network for African regulators and policy, with the delegation visiting Namibia from 11 to 12 July 2016....

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NCRST and SME Bank Partner for SME Driven Economic Growth
NCRST and SME Bank Partner for SME Driven Economic Growth

07 Jul 2016

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) and the SME Bank Limited (SME Bank) has partnered today to support Namibia’s SME Sector through the intensification of research, development, mentorship and business development support. The two organization...

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NCRST Strengthens Relations with Office of the Prime Minister
NCRST Strengthens Relations with Office of the Prime Minister

07 Jul 2016

In order to further stakeholder cooperation and alignment, the NCRST has identified active and potential Research, Science, Technology and Innovation (RSTI) “players” and aims to create linkages, networks and ventures that will further optimize RSTI progress within the delivery f...

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NCRST Hosts Annual Africa Biosafety National Project Coordinators Meeting
NCRST Hosts Annual Africa Biosafety National Project Coordinators Meeting

27 Jun 2016

  NCRST is currently hosting the 20th annual Biosafety meeting for National Project Coordinators (NPCs) of the UNEP-GEF, for the implementation of National Biosafety Frameworks. The meeting convened today in Walvis Bay and will continue until 2 July 2016. As host of th...

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NCRST showcases youth innovation to the Minister of ICT
NCRST showcases youth innovation to the Minister of ICT

23 Jun 2016

  The NCRST recently visited the Minister of Information, Communication and Technology, Hon. Tjekero Tweya on a courtesy call. During the insightful meeting the NCRST showcased the innovative idea developed by the National Software Engineering Academy which was funded by the Commiss...

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Demola Namibia: Start Something New
Demola Namibia: Start Something New

15 Jun 2016

Are you passion-driven? Do you want to solve big challenges? Then DEMOLA is the place for you! Demola Namibia is a platform for international collaboration and local hands-on innovation work. It will facilitate co-creation projects between businesses, university students and researc...

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NCRST and NAMPORT to Host Biggest Brainer Science Quiz Competition
NCRST and NAMPORT to Host Biggest Brainer Science Quiz Competition

13 Jun 2016

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) will partner with the Namibia Ports Authority (Namport) for the hosting of the Biggest Brainer Science Quiz. The two institutions signed a sponsorship agreement that establishes a key partnership for the annual sc...

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NCRST Partners With AMTA for Agricultural Research
NCRST Partners With AMTA for Agricultural Research

03 Jun 2016

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) will work together with the Agro-Marketing and Trade Agency (AMTA) to support research projects for potential technology development, innovation and value addition to agricultural produc...

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MoPE delegation visits NCRST
MoPE delegation visits NCRST

03 Jun 2016

  A delegation from the Ministry of Public Enterprises, as part of the Public Enterprises Compliance Project, visited the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) on 3 June, 2016. The visit presented the opportunity for the NCRST to present a corporate ove...

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NCRST and NUST Streamline Research and Innovation Funding
NCRST and NUST Streamline Research and Innovation Funding

31 May 2016

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) has today signed a Master Agreement on Grant Management with the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST). The Agreement will streamline the process of disbursing funds to researchers and innovators bas...

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NCRST Meets with High-Level Stakeholders on ICT and Innovation
NCRST Meets with High-Level Stakeholders on ICT and Innovation

19 May 2016

The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) recently met with the Parliamentary Standing Committee on ICT and Innovation to raise awareness for policy makers on the importance on ICT.   The two-day workshop was aimed at sensitizing policy makers on the process...

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Conservation and tourism research station opened at Impalila
Conservation and tourism research station opened at Impalila

20 Apr 2016

  The University of Namibia (UNAM) Katima Mulilo campus on Monday, 18 April 2016 launched a biodiversity conservation and tourism development research project station at the Impalila Island.     The project aims to i...

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NCRST builds capacity of academic reviewers
NCRST builds capacity of academic reviewers

31 Mar 2016

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) today hosted an academic Reviewers Training Workshop for NCRST reviewers and potential reviewers of research proposals. The NCRST’s goal is to upgrade effective knowledge and skills to better streamline the ...

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NCRST facilitates the development of Research, Science, Technology and Innovation Infrastructure Strategy.
NCRST facilitates the development of Research, Science, Technology and Innovation Infrastructure Strategy.

30 Mar 2016

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) is currently hosting a two-day stakeholder workshop to develop Namibia’s first National Strategy on Research, Science, Technology and Innovation (RSTI) Infrastructure. The workshop, which is held in Windhoek...

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NCRST Sponsors Preserve Namibia Indigenous Project
NCRST Sponsors Preserve Namibia Indigenous Project

17 Mar 2016

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology, together with the Directorate of Namibia Library and Archives Services (NLAS), Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture has launched the ''Preserve Namibia Indigenous Knowledge Project” on 15 March 2016 in W...

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STAKEHOLDERS WORKSHOP INVITATION
STAKEHOLDERS WORKSHOP INVITATION

08 Mar 2016

STAKEHOLDERS WORKSHOP ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONAL RESEARCH, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION (RSTI) INFRASTRUCTURE STRATEGY    The NCRST, together with various stakeholders have successfully facilitated the development of a National Programme on Research, Science, Technolog...

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SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION (STI) POLICY CONSULTATIONS
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION (STI) POLICY CONSULTATIONS

09 Feb 2016

Public Invitation Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy Consultative Workshop   The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) will be holding the first round of public consultations to compile a comprehensive situational analysis report on the nati...

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NCRST Establishes First Demola in Africa
NCRST Establishes First Demola in Africa

03 Feb 2016

(f.l.t.r) Jarmo Tuominiemi; Ville Kairamo; Eino Mvula; and John Sifani at the official signing ceremony.   The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) and Demola Finland today entered into an agreement to establish the first African Demola; Demola Na...

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NCRST Partners with NSFAF
NCRST Partners with NSFAF

28 Jan 2016

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF).     The partnership is to enable both organisations to co-fund Students’ Post Graduat...

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CRAN and NCRST sign Memorandum of Understanding
CRAN and NCRST sign Memorandum of Understanding

25 Jan 2016

  The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) and the National Commission for Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) intended to promote applied research and capacity development on the socio-economic impact (and asses...

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Youth Innovators Grant Award Ceremony
Youth Innovators Grant Award Ceremony

16 Dec 2015

    The 4th National Call for Youth Innovators Proposals was issued in line with Sections 5 (m) and 24 (3c) of the Research, Science and Technology Act, 2004 (Act No 23 of 2004). The call ran from 1 to 30 June 2015 and is aimed at Namibian youth (between the age of 19 and 3...

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Stakeholder's Consultation Workshop
Stakeholder's Consultation Workshop

23 Nov 2015

Stakeholder’s Consultation Workshop to review and finalise the monitoring and evaluation plan for the National Programme on Research, Science, Technology and Innovation (NPRSTI) The NCRST started the consultative process with stakeholders to review and finalize the Implementation, ...

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SAIS Final Conference
SAIS Final Conference

18 Nov 2015

  Pictured from left to right: Dr. Eino Mvula, CEO: NCRST handing over the sponsorship cheque to of N$ 320 000 to Mr. Juha Miettinen SAIS Team Leader at the recent conference    The Southern Africa Innovation Support (SAIS) Programme and the NCRST co-host...

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SAIS Final Conference
SAIS Final Conference

18 Nov 2015

  Pictured from left to right: Dr. Eino Mvula, CEO: NCRST handing over the sponsorship cheque to of N$ 320 000 to Mr. Juha Miettinen SAIS Team Leader at the recent conference    The Southern Africa Innovation Support (SAIS) Programme and the NCRST co-host...

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Workshop for Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Chair Initiative and Development of the Namibian Space Science & Astronomy Strategy
Workshop for Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Chair Initiative and Development of the Namibian Space Science & Astronomy Strategy

17 Nov 2015

  South Africa and Namibia continue to strengthen cooperation in the areas of science, technology and innovation. Recently the two countries reaffirmed mutual collaborations in the areas of Astronomy and Space Science and in particular to multiwavelength astronomy and astrophysics. ...

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Global Research Council - Africa Regional Meeting 16 to 17 November 2015
Global Research Council - Africa Regional Meeting 16 to 17 November 2015

15 Nov 2015

  The Governing Board of the Global Research Council (RGC) selected Namibia to host the Global Research Council (GRC), Africa Regional Meeting held on 16 and 17 November 2015 in Swakopmund. The Global Research Council (GRC) Africa Regional meeting is organized and co-hosted by the N...

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National ICT Summit 2015
National ICT Summit 2015

06 Oct 2015

  The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology organized Namibia’s 2nd National ICT Summit 2015 which took place at the at the Windhoek Country Club Resort in Windhoek, on the 6th and 7th October 2015. Today information and communication technologies are improv...

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Eskom Expo for Young Scientist
Eskom Expo for Young Scientist

05 Oct 2015

Christon Otto Gude Finalist (Grade 11, Dune Side Private School) and Nyasha Ian Marufu Finalist (Grade 7, Roshpinah Academy) were accompanied by Mrs Ursula Matzopoulos - Group Leader and Johannes Ndjamba from NCRST to the Eskom Expo for Scientist which was held in South Africa from the ...

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MOU signed with Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) of South Africa
MOU signed with Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) of South Africa

30 Sep 2015

Pictured - Back from left to right: Mr. Teboho Seseng: Manager – Stakeholder Relations (TIA), Mr. John Sifani: General Manager – Innovation Technology Development (NCRST), Prof. Tjama Tjivikua: Rector -  Polytechnic of Namibia, Mr. Vusi. Skosana: Head – Technology ...

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Official Launch of the National Research Symposium 2015
Official Launch of the National Research Symposium 2015 "Research - Weaving the future and beyond"

29 Sep 2015

  "Research - Weaving the future and beyond” was the theme for the 2015 National Research Symposium.  In his welcoming address, Dr. Eino Mvula, CEO of the National Commission of Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) stipulated that, “Our 2015 Symposium, ...

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Namibia/South Africa Bilateral Cooperation: Researcher's Workshop
Namibia/South Africa Bilateral Cooperation: Researcher's Workshop

21 Sep 2015

   Namibia and South Africa Bilateral Cooperation: Researcher’s workshop was slated at Hilton Windhoek from 21 – 22 September      2015. The workshop was attended by industry sector representatives covering an array of topics ranging from “Genet...

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Nampower National Science Fair
Nampower National Science Fair

07 Sep 2015

Namibia’s National Science Fair is an annual event where the best Science Fair projects for all the Regions compete against each other. This event normally takes place during August or September.   The aim of the National Science Fair is to: To stimulate interest...

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The Launch of the Research and Experimental Development (R&D) and Innovation Censuses
The Launch of the Research and Experimental Development (R&D) and Innovation Censuses

04 Sep 2015

The National Commission of Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) is mandated to coordinate and facilitate the development of science and technology and as such will be conducting its first R&D and Innovation Census. It is expect to produce internationally comparable Science, Technolog...

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NCRST Hosts Youth Innovator's Presentation Forum
NCRST Hosts Youth Innovator's Presentation Forum

28 Aug 2015

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) hosted a two-day Youth Innovator’s Presentation Forum in Windhoek, from 27 to 28 August 2015. The purpose of the Forum is to provide opportunities for Namibian Youth Innovators, aged 19 to 35 to present thei...

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Innovation Prize for Africa
Innovation Prize for Africa

27 Aug 2015

    Are you an African ground breaker? Can you innovate for positive change? Do you want to be part of the growing innovation movement in Africa? Does your innovation boast the “Made in Africa” brand?      If your answer is yes to the ...

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NCRST Biotechnology delegation visits Ghana
NCRST Biotechnology delegation visits Ghana

19 Aug 2015

    Nyankpala (N/R), Aug 14, GNA - A delegation from the Namibia Biosafety Council has visited the Savannah Agricultural Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR - SARI) at Nyankpala near Tamale to learn about Ghana's experiences in...

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SKA SA - HCD - Postgraduate Bursary Programme 2016 - Call for Applications
SKA SA - HCD - Postgraduate Bursary Programme 2016 - Call for Applications

10 Aug 2015

  The South African SKA Project will consider applications from academically excellent students who have completed / are completing an undergraduate or Masters degree, which is relevant to the scientific and technical goals of the SKA and MeerKAT radio telescopes, and who are: &...

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NRF-TWAS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS CALL 2016
NRF-TWAS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS CALL 2016

10 Aug 2015

The National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), in partnership with The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), are pleased to announce the call for fellowship applications for the NRF - TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2016. These fello...

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NCRST Speaks at Youth Water Forum
NCRST Speaks at Youth Water Forum

06 Aug 2015

  The Namibian Youth Water Task Team of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Youth Water Forum has elected an executive committee.   In response to the need for more youth participation in water matters, the SADC Youth Water Forum held its first meeting at ...

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Chevening Scholarships in Namibia
Chevening Scholarships in Namibia

05 Aug 2015

    Chevening Scholarships in Namibia are awarded to outstanding emerging leaders to pursue a one-year Master’s at any UK university. The scholarship programme provides a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over t...

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NCRST Signs Service Level Agreement with UNAM
NCRST Signs Service Level Agreement with UNAM

05 Aug 2015

UNAM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Lazarus Hangula and Dr Eino Mvula. NCRST CEO sign Service Level Agreement    The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) today signed a Service Level Agreement with the University of Namibia as the service provider through...

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Training Workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation Data Collection
Training Workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation Data Collection

14 Jul 2015

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST), in partnership with NEPAD is conducting a weeklong training workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) data collection for the production of national Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation In...

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Creditors' Clerk: Corporate Finance
Creditors' Clerk: Corporate Finance

09 Jul 2015

  The NCRST has the following vacant position: Creditors’ Clerk: Corporate Finance   Job Grading: Paterson B1     Primary purpose of position:   The primary function of this position is to prepare all payments that need to be...

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Stakeholder Workshop on the Research and Development and Innovation Surveys
Stakeholder Workshop on the Research and Development and Innovation Surveys

09 Jul 2015

    The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) would like to extend an invitation to research institutes, public and private institutions of higher learning, business enterprises, as well as any organisation/institutions/offices/ministries or ag...

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A Successful STI Festival 2015
A Successful STI Festival 2015

08 Jul 2015

    This year’s Science, Technology and Innovation Festival was remarkable and a great success. The event provided a comprehensive, multi-facetted, interactive programme made up of some national and international keynote addresses, illustrated talks, workshops, short ...

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Science, Technology and Innovation Festival 2015 Website
Science, Technology and Innovation Festival 2015 Website

25 Jun 2015

  Science, Technology and Innovation Festival 2015 website is now live! Visit us at www.stifestival.na   Download our programme here ...

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Big Innov8 Competition Winners
Big Innov8 Competition Winners

24 Jun 2015

Winners: Basilius Shivute, Vernouman Antindi Johannes Pinehas, Banda Chrispin and Jason Shipanga    As part of the Science, Technology and Innovation Festival 2015, the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST), ran the Big Innov8 Competition aimed at ...

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Science, Technology and Innovation Festival 2015
Science, Technology and Innovation Festival 2015

17 Jun 2015

  The Science, Technology and Innovation Festival 2015 hosted by the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) and partners, will take place 29 June to 3 July 2015 at the Windhoek Country Club.   The aim of the festival is to promote Science and Te...

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STI Festival Inventor's Garage
STI Festival Inventor's Garage

09 Jun 2015

    Do you have a prototype to showcase and it's not commercialised yet? Get exposure for your product in the Inventors Garage Competition at the Science, Technology and Innovation Festival 2015.   WHO SHOULD TAKE PART? Organisation or ind...

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Professor Diana Gibson Public Lecture
Professor Diana Gibson Public Lecture

03 Jun 2015

Prof Diana Gibson at the Public Lecture in Windhoek     The NCRST recently organised a public lecture on Plants as players in the health care system in South Africa, presented by Professor Diana Gibson, from the University of the Western Cape.    ...

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NCRST to host the Africa Regional Consultation of the Global Research Council
NCRST to host the Africa Regional Consultation of the Global Research Council

02 Jun 2015

Delegates at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Global Research Council, where NCRST participated.    The Governing Board of the Global Research Council selected Namibia to host the Africa Regional Consultation of the Global Research Council (GRC) in 2015. The National Commissi...

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UNESCO AWARDS FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE
UNESCO AWARDS FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE

28 May 2015

    The NCRST, in partnership with the Namibia National Commission for UNESCO, calls interested individuals to submit nominations for outstanding women scientists for the following UNESCO Awards for Women Science.     1. L’Oreal—UNESCO Awards f...

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NCRST Public Lecture
NCRST Public Lecture

27 May 2015

    MEDICINAL PLANTS AS PLAYERS IN THE HEALTH SYSTEM – LESSONS FROM SOUTH AFRICA.     The National Commission on Research, Science & Technology (NCRST) is hosting a Public Lecture with Prof Diana Gibson from the University of Wester...

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NCRST Invests Millions Into Research Projects
NCRST Invests Millions Into Research Projects

22 May 2015

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology has so far funded about 57 research projects valued at about N$ 14 Million.  Speaking during an International Conference on Emerging Trends in Networks and Computer Communications, the NCRST’s Chief Executi...

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NCRST Sponsors the International Conference on Emerging
Trends in Networks and Computer Communications
NCRST Sponsors the International Conference on Emerging
Trends in Networks and Computer Communications

18 May 2015

Dr Eino Mvula, speaking at the official opening of the conference.    The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) sponsored N$48 000 towards the International Conference on Emerging Trends in Networks and Computer Communications 2015, currently being...

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NCRST Conducts Career Building Workshop for Scientists
NCRST Conducts Career Building Workshop for Scientists

13 May 2015

Above: Dr Richmond, Director of COACh   The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST), yesterday jointly organized a Career Building workshop for Scientist in all disciplines with COACh.     The workshop, which hosted over 80 participa...

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NCRST and SAIS Hosts Demola Innovation Workshop
NCRST and SAIS Hosts Demola Innovation Workshop

14 Apr 2015

Above: Ville Kairamo, Co-founder and Head of Demola Network, speaking at the Demola Workshop in Windhoek The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST), in close collaboration with the Southern African Innovation Support program (SAIS), recently held a De...

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The Importance of 'Free' Research: A Public Lecture by Dr Jorg Schneider
The Importance of 'Free' Research: A Public Lecture by Dr Jorg Schneider

10 Apr 2015

    The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) recently held a public lecture with guest speaker, Dr Jörg Schneider from the German Research Foundation (DFG).     The NCRST facilitated this public lecture, as well as a sta...

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Celebrating 25 Years of Independence!
Celebrating 25 Years of Independence!

20 Mar 2015

    The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) congratulates our beloved Nation on achieving 25 years of Independence. We also recognise 25 years of research and development in the country, and as such have recently launched the National Programme o...

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STATUS OF GMO REGULATION IN NAMIBIA
STATUS OF GMO REGULATION IN NAMIBIA

19 Mar 2015

      The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) is mandated to implement the Biosafety Act, 2006 (Act no. 7, 2006) which provides for measures  to regulate activities that involve the research & development, production, marketing,...

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Official Launch of the National Programme on Research, Science, Technology and Innovation (NPRSTI)
Official Launch of the National Programme on Research, Science, Technology and Innovation (NPRSTI)

18 Mar 2015

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) officially launched the National Programme on Research, Science, Technology and Innovation (NPRSTI) yesterday in Windhoek.   The three-year NPRSTI seeks to operationalise and instrumentalise the role ...

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NCRST CEO Speaks at the USB Alumni Associationi Leadership Coffee Talk
NCRST CEO Speaks at the USB Alumni Associationi Leadership Coffee Talk

06 Mar 2015

  Dr Eino Mvula, founding CEO of the National Commission for Research, Science and Technology (NCRST), today spoke at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) Alumni Association: Namibia Committee Leadership Coffee talk, on the key role that research, science, technology...

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 National Space Science Council Established
National Space Science Council Established

05 Mar 2015

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) has recently established a National Space Science Council (NSSC), as mandated by Section 19 of the Research, Science and Technology Act no 23 of 2004.   The overall mandate of the NSSC will be to faci...

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/Karas Science, Technology and Innovation Festival Roadshow
/Karas Science, Technology and Innovation Festival Roadshow

20 Feb 2015

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST), together with its partners will be in in the /Karas region to promote the Science, Technology and Innovation Festival 2015. Come check us out in your town on the following dates:   Karasburg   &...

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The Big Innov8 Competition
The Big Innov8 Competition

20 Feb 2015

     Do you have a creative idea for a scientific or technological invention? Do you want to change the world? Do you want to have fun doing it? Well guess what, we want to help you become the next Big Innovator!   Enter your awesome science or technology ...

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NCRST conducts a Youth Information Sharing Session
NCRST conducts a Youth Information Sharing Session

20 Feb 2015

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST), yesterday held a one day information sharing session targeted at Youth Organizations, at Hotel Thule in Windhoek.   The purpose of this session was to share ideas with young people regarding the Nati...

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Namibia's first Research and experimental Development survey 2015
Namibia's first Research and experimental Development survey 2015

29 Jan 2015

The R&D survey is an important initiative that the NCRST wishes to embark upon for 2015. Namibia has never produced STI indicators, a challenges faced by many other Africa Countries. In order to tackle this challenge, African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology (AMCOST) adopted the ...

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Call for PhD Research Proposals
Call for PhD Research Proposals

29 Jan 2015

    Call open from 30 January to 28 February 2015   The National Commission on Research Science and Technology (NCRST) was established in accordance with Section 4 of the Research, Science and Technology Act, 2004 (Act 23 of 2004) to provide for the Promotion, ...

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NCRST and Shell Sign Sponsorship Agreement
NCRST and Shell Sign Sponsorship Agreement

28 Jan 2015

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) signed a sponsorship agreement with Shell Namibia toward the funding of the National Science, Technology and Innovation Festival, happening in June this year.   Shell Namibia comes on board as a Gold ...

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Official Launch of the Science, Technology and Innovation Festival 2015
Official Launch of the Science, Technology and Innovation Festival 2015

27 Jan 2015

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST), today official launched the Science, Technology and Innovation Festival 2015, at the Windhoek Country Club, where the event will be held in June this year.   The Science, Technology and Innovation Fe...

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We're Hiring!
We're Hiring!

26 Jan 2015

    The National Commission on Research Science and Technology (NCRST) is a State-Owned Enterprise established in terms of the Research, Science and Technology Act, 2004 (Act no. 23 of 2004) with a primary role of promotion, coordination and development of research, science...

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Facebook Hamper Competition
Facebook Hamper Competition

23 Jan 2015

  The NCRST is running a competition on our social media platforms, and you can stand a chance to WIN big.    “LIKE” us on Facebook and SHARE the competition post to win a NCRST promotional hamper.   Go to www.facebook.com/ncrst.na to ...

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Call for Submission of Contact Details for National Survey
Call for Submission of Contact Details for National Survey

16 Jan 2015

      Institutions with units performing Research and Experimental Development (R&D) activities and Innovation-active firms are hereby invited to submit their contact details for inclusion in the National Surveys     The ...

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Training of Trainers Workshop on Research, Science, Technology & Innovation Data Collection and Indicators
Training of Trainers Workshop on Research, Science, Technology & Innovation Data Collection and Indicators

08 Dec 2014

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST), in partnership with NEPAD and the African Union Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (ASTII) Initiative, recently held a three-day training of trainers’ workshop in Windhoek.   The mai...

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Poster and Theme Competition Winners Announced
Poster and Theme Competition Winners Announced

03 Dec 2014

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) today announced the winners of the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Festival poster and theme competition, which ran in September this year.   Remember Abner Elia Ekandjo (Grade 9) from Rocky ...

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NCRST Hosts African Summit on Global Research and Scientific Breakthrough
NCRST Hosts African Summit on Global Research and Scientific Breakthrough

01 Dec 2014

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST), in partnership with the South African National Research Foundation (NRF), has organised the African Summit of the Global Research Council in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The Summit which was held last week, was su...

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Research, Science, Technology and Innovation for Development
Research, Science, Technology and Innovation for Development

04 Nov 2014

  Mr John Sifani, General Manager: Innovation and Technology Development, delivered the keynote address entitled “Research, Science, Technology and Innovation for Development”, at the UNAM Science Research Conference on 30 October 2014.    The role...

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Stakeholder Workshop on Draft Biosafety Regulations
Stakeholder Workshop on Draft Biosafety Regulations

04 Nov 2014

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) yesterday held a stakeholder workshop on the Draft Biosafety Regulations, in Windhoek.   The workshop was a follow up stakeholder workshop to review the draft biosafety regulations before submission t...

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Academic Reviewers Training Workshop
Academic Reviewers Training Workshop

03 Nov 2014

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) conducted a training workshop for academic reviewers last week Friday in Windhoek.   The overall goal of the Reviewers Training Workshop was to upgrade effective knowledge and skills to better streaml...

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NCRST Special Solar Telescope at the Erongo Trade Expo
NCRST Special Solar Telescope at the Erongo Trade Expo

31 Oct 2014

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) is currently exhibiting at the Erongo Trade Expo, and will be hosting a special solar telescope opportunity for the public.    The NCRST, together with Rob Johnstone, an Astronomer and founder of...

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Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on Draft Biosafety Regulations
Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on Draft Biosafety Regulations

30 Oct 2014

  The Biosafety Division, under the Department of Innovation and Technology Development, will be hosting a Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on Draft Biosafety Regulations on 3 November 2014. Find out more by emailing info@ncrst.na  ...

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NCRST Sponsors 6th International Conference on Business and Finance
NCRST Sponsors 6th International Conference on Business and Finance

15 Oct 2014

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) sponsored N$30 000 towards the 6th International Conference on Business and Finance, held today until 16 October 2014 in Windhoek.   The Conference is jointly organized by Shri Ram College of Com...

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Namibian Team wins big at the Eskom Science Fair
Namibian Team wins big at the Eskom Science Fair

13 Oct 2014

  The Namibian science team sponsored by the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) who attended the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists International Science Fair 2014 in Boksburg, South Africa, last week walked away with big prizes.   The Namibian...

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Namibian winning learners attend International Science Fair
Namibian winning learners attend International Science Fair

08 Oct 2014

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) in partnership with Nampower, supported five winning learners from the Nampower National Science Fair 2014, to attend the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists International Science Fair 2014 in Boksburg, South Africa. ...

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NCRST conducts a workshop for Journalists on Science Reporting
NCRST conducts a workshop for Journalists on Science Reporting

30 Sep 2014

    The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) in partnership with Twafiika Consultants conducted a two day training workshop for journalists on science reporting.     The aim of the workshop was to equip journalists with tools...

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NCRST Hosts a Public Seminar in Celebration of the International Year of Crystallography
NCRST Hosts a Public Seminar in Celebration of the International Year of Crystallography

19 Sep 2014

    The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) in partnership with UNESCO, today hosted a public seminar in celebration of the International Year of Crystallography at the Geological Survey in Windhoek. The aim of the seminar is to increase publ...

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NCRST hosts a Quiz Night at the National Science Fair
NCRST hosts a Quiz Night at the National Science Fair

11 Sep 2014

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) in partnership with Nampower, hosted the first ever Quiz Night at the Nampower National Science Fair 2014. The Quiz Night, which took place on Wednesday, 10 September at the SKW Hall in Windhoek, was aimed at demo...

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NCRST and NSA Sign Memorandum of Understanding
NCRST and NSA Sign Memorandum of Understanding

13 Aug 2014

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) and the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding yesterday, detailing mutual areas of cooperation including commissioning the NSA to conduct Surveys on behalf of NCRST.   ...

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Namibia and South Africa sign a joint statement of cooperation in Astronomy and Space Science
Namibia and South Africa sign a joint statement of cooperation in Astronomy and Space Science

13 Aug 2014

  The Republic of Namibia and the Republic of South Africa signed a joint statement confirming their countries’ commitment to cooperation in the area of Astronomy and Space Science, yesterday during the official visit of South African Minister of Science and Technology, Hon. N...

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NCRST Hosts National Science Fair Judges Training
NCRST Hosts National Science Fair Judges Training

10 Jul 2014

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) conducted a two day training workshop and capacity building session for the NamPower National Science Fair Judges, yesterday at Xwama Culural Villages. 70 participants, representing all regions of Namibia, wer...

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National Council on Indigenous Knowledge System (IKSC) Inaugurated
National Council on Indigenous Knowledge System (IKSC) Inaugurated

04 Jul 2014

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) has recently established a National Council for Indigenous Knowledge System (IKSC), as mandated by Section 19 of the Research, Science and Technology Act no 23 of 2004. The IKSC will work to facilitate the develop...

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NCRST Establishes the Biosafety Council
NCRST Establishes the Biosafety Council

04 Jul 2014

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) has under section 5 of the Biosafety Act No. 7, 2006 established the Biosafety Council and has today appointed the following Council members as experts in the fields of environmental issues; public health issues -...

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Capacity Building for National Science Fair Regional Coordinators
Capacity Building for National Science Fair Regional Coordinators

30 Jun 2014

The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) facilitated a briefing and capacity building session for the NamPower National Science Fair Regional Coordinators, recently at its headquarters in Windhoek. 13 Regional Coordinators, representing all regions of Namibia, ...

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Namibian JEDI Workshop on Astronomy and Space Science
Namibian JEDI Workshop on Astronomy and Space Science

25 Jun 2014

    Our Mysterious Cosmos Public Lecture by Prof Bruce Bassett   We have learned a great deal about the Universe in the past 100 years but a number of surprising mysteries have come to dominate the headlines. In this talk we will review the latest...

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NCRST Awards Research Grants to the University of Namibia
NCRST Awards Research Grants to the University of Namibia

24 Jun 2014

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) has awarded grants to researchers at the University of Namibia (UNAM) under the Namibia/South Africa Joint Bilateral Collaboration Research Programme.   NCRST, as the authority responsible for coordin...

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NCRST Awards Research Grants to the Gobabeb Research & Training Centre
NCRST Awards Research Grants to the Gobabeb Research & Training Centre

16 Jun 2014

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) has awarded grants to researchers at the Gobabeb Research and Training Centre under the Namibia/South Africa Joint Bilateral Collaboration Research Programme. NCRST, as the authority responsible for coordinati...

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NCRST Awards Research Grants to Polytechnic of Namibia
NCRST Awards Research Grants to Polytechnic of Namibia

11 Jun 2014

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) today awarded grants to researchers at the Polytechnic of Namibia under the Namibia/South Africa Joint Bilateral Collaboration Research Programme.   NCRST, as the competent authority responsible for c...

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L'Oreal UNESCO Fellowships for Women in Science
L'Oreal UNESCO Fellowships for Women in Science

03 Jun 2014

L’Oreal UNESCO Fellowships for Women in Science  Call for Applications 2014 Women scientists who are nationals or permanent residents of any country in Sub-Saharan Africa have from 22 May to 21 August 2014 to apply for the 2014 L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Regional Fellowsh...

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NCRST Celebrates World Metrology Day with NSI
NCRST Celebrates World Metrology Day with NSI

27 May 2014

  On 20 May 2011, Namibia joined the international community in commemorating the  World Metrology Day. The World Metrology Day is commemorated on 20 May every year to raise awareness about the importance of accurate, reliable and internationally accepted measurements in everyd...

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L;OREAL - UNESCO Awards for Women in Physical Sciences (2015)
L;OREAL - UNESCO Awards for Women in Physical Sciences (2015)

22 May 2014

    L’ORÉAL – UNESCO AWARDS FOR WOMEN IN PHYSICAL SCIENCES (2015)   Created in 1998, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards program identifies and supports five eminent women in science throughout the world ...

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2014 International Participatory Design Conference Sponsorship
2014 International Participatory Design Conference Sponsorship

28 Apr 2014

  The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) has sponsored N$100 000 towards the International Participatory Design Conference which will be co-hosted by the Polytechnic of Namibia and the University of Namibia from 6 – 10 October 2014.  ...

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National Commission for Research, Science and Technology Officially Launches
National Commission for Research, Science and Technology Officially Launches

17 Apr 2014

  The National Commission for Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) officially launched yesterday, 16 April 2014 at Safari Court and Hotel.   The Commission also launched its five year Strategic Plan which is grounded in the objectives of the Research, Science and Te...

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First Namibian JEDI Astronomy and Space Science Workshop
First Namibian JEDI Astronomy and Space Science Workshop

10 Apr 2014

    The National Commission for Research, Science and Technology (NCRST), has sponsored N$50 000 to the University of Namibia to host Namibia’s first ever Astronomy and Space Science Workshop in Windhoek in June 2014, under the Joint Exchange Development Initiati...

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Namibia and South Africa Cherenkov Telescope Array Task Force Meeting
Namibia and South Africa Cherenkov Telescope Array Task Force Meeting

04 Apr 2014

  The National Commission for Research, Science and Technology (NCRST), together with delegates from South Africa, held a task force meeting today on Namibia’s bid for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA). The CTA will be the world’s biggest gamma ray observatory, ten...

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National Consultative Workshop on the Development of the National Research, Science, Technology and Innovation Programme
National Consultative Workshop on the Development of the National Research, Science, Technology and Innovation Programme

04 Apr 2014

The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) will be hosting the National Consultative Workshop on the Development of the National Research, Science, Technology and Innovation Programme (RSTIP), on 24-25 March 2014 at Safari Hotel and Court in Windhoek. The aim of ...

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