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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
This morning (09 April 2018) the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) signed a monumental 3-year agreement with one of A
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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. On the 16 November 2015 discussions were held to explore opportunities to establish a joint research collaboration in Astronomy and Astrophysics with the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa.
The objectives of the South African – Namibian Research Chair are to:
On 18 to 19 November 2015, a workshop for the formulation of Namibia Space Science and Astronomy Strategy was held on 18 to 19 November 2015. This form part of the implementation of Space Science and Astronomy activities which have been identified as research priority areas in the National Programme on Research Science, Technology and Innovation for 2014.15 to 2016/17. The workshop was facilitated by officials from the Department of Science and Technology of South Africa.