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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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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 funnel. As such, the team from the NCRST met with the Right Honourable Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, Prime Minister of the Republic of Namibia.

The meeting focused on the priorities of the Office of the Prime Minister such as investing in youth innovators, and strengthening the National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, and was indeed informative.

The CEO noted the importance the Honourable Minister placed on youth innovation as a means to drive economic growth. He further remarked that “our approach will be deliberate to support the Government’s strategic intent to develop and harness human resource capacity, to contribute towards employment creation and innovation driven economic growth, propelled by the youth. In this regard, we believe both the NCRST and the OPM have a role to play to contribute to the sub-pillar of Youth Enterprise Development under the Harambe Prosperity Plan towards the achievement of Harambe Goal and Outcomes #05 [HPP05], aimed at improving MSME access to finance, from the current 22 percent to 50 percent by 2020”.

In closing the Prime Minister reiterated her Office’s readiness to assist with research and development where cooperation and collaboration is needed, and to pool resources to achieve mutual development goals.