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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 of developing a new Science, Technology and Innovation policy, as well as presenting the NCRST’s key achievements and planned activities for 2016 concerning ICT and Innovation.
“Engaging stakeholders is an ongoing process which the NCRST will continue to pursue in order to strengthen research, science, technology and innovation in the country. The growing contribution of ICT to enhance Namibia’s economy cannot be denied. There is a need to build a competitive ICT industry to boost innovation, job creation and for the export potential of Namibian industry. We therefore hope that this engagement with the Parliamentary Standing Committee on ICT and Innovation will advance the NCRST’s vision of growing Namibia into a knowledge-based society”, said Dr Eino Mvula, CEO of the NCRST.
“As the Parliamentary Standing Committee on ICT and Innovation we are pleased to be working with the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology. We are excited to hear about the advances the Commission is making and hope to support their work in the area of ICT and Innovation “, said Hon. Sebastiaan Karupu.
As part of the NCRST strategy to promote innovation in the economic and social sectors, the NCRST showcased some of its Youth Innovators in the two disciplines, namely; Information Communication Technology and Manufacturing Technologies at the workshop. Projects like Kiyomisandz, Preserve Namibia and Save my City presented their innovative projects which has the potential to create new business opportunities that would create much needed employment in Namibia.