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"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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Sustainable Water Resource Management Research, a Key Area of Focus for the NCRST

Windhoek, Namibia – The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) recently attended the 3rd Biennial Symposium by

Namibia and Mozambiques’ Science Institutions Collaborate

Windhoek, Namibia – Another partnership was cemented between the national institutions responsib

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. 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:

  • Help strengthen research and innovation capacities in South Africa and Namibia at the highest scientific level in a selected research domain in which Southern Africa has a distinctive geographic advantage;
  • Promote international exchange and cooperation of South African and Namibian scientists with each other and with the international partners in other High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.),  Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), Square Kilometre Array (SKA), and African Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) Network (AVN), partner countries;
  • Attract and retain excellent researchers and scientists;
  • Foster excellence in education and research, with specific focus on emerging researchers and scientists;
  • Increase the production of master’s and doctoral graduates in a selected research area; and
  • Create research career pathways for young and mid-career researchers, with a strong research, innovation and human capital development output trajectory.

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.