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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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BOOST-UP Goes live

NBII, NCRST and Dololo bring you the BOOST UP events taking place in Namibia as a part of regional events in five countries in the SADC region

National Innovation Challenge for Women (NICW) and the FemBioBiz Season III

Group 3 of the National Innovation Challenge for Women (NICW) and the FemBioBiz Season III Programme kicked-off today, the 3rd June 2019 and i

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-hosted the SAIS Final Conference on 18 & 19 November 2015. The Southern Africa Innovation Support (SAIS) programme is a four-year pilot project which seeks to guide innovation in Southern Africa. The programme supports collaboration between the innovation systems of African countries in order to create a positive impact on economic and social development in the region.


The conference brought together key stakeholders and innovation partners, innovation policymakers and practitioners from government and public sector; private sector representatives; participants from civil society and regional innovation thought leaders. The conference provided panel discussions, interactive group sessions, partner exhibitions and networking opportunities for participants to share experiences and ideas, benchmark good practices and network with colleagues in the regional innovation domain.


More so, an important aspect of this final coming together of the SAIS community served as a platform for SAIS Phase II, which will be implemented for a three-year period from 2016. This engagement will be used as an opportunity for further strategizing, road-mapping and operational guidance.