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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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The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) today officially launched the Month of Science. The Month of Science, which comprises of four major events centred on science, technology and innovation activities will take place this September.
The four events that make up the Month of Science is the National Science Fair (5-9 September 2016); the National Science, Technology and Innovation Festival (12-16 September 2016); the Namport Biggest Brainer Science Quiz – 19 to 21 September 2016; and the National Research Symposium (21 to 23 September 2016). Culminate with an exciting and impressive event, the National Research, Science, Technology, Engineering and Innovation Awards Ceremony on 23 September. The Awards will be hosted in recognition of individual scientists, researchers, technologists, engineers and science institutions for their contribution to the development of science, technology and innovation in Namibia.
“It is anticipated that through this effort and many other promotional activities, more students will study in the science, technology and engineering fields and also that it will contribute towards a positive attitude that could lead to an improved student performance at both tertiary levels and secondary schools.
I would like to underscore that the solutions of tomorrow evolve in the junction where different perspectives and competences meet. They are developed in the meeting between different people, industries and sectors. It is with this understanding that the NCRST wishes to invite all innovative actors in different sectors and fields of knowledge to join us at the four events. We look forward to the participation of all stakeholders in different capacities either as audiences, exhibitors or presenters of research findings”, said Dr Eino Mvula, CEO of the NCRST.
Nampower National Science Fair: 5 - 9 September 2016
This is organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture and NAMPOWER Foundation, the main sponsor. The purpose of the Science Fair is to popularize science and technology amongst our students, community and educators. This serves as a vehicle to encourage students, parents and teachers to take a more active interest in the study of science by providing an opportunity for students to conduct and publicly present an independent scientific inquiry.
This year’s Festival will be hosted in Ongwediva at the Ongwediva Trade Fair Centre from 12-16 September 2016. The aim is to cultivate a general public informed by science, inspired by its wonder, convinced of its value, and prepared to engage with its implications for the future. The Festival will discuss and showcase the importance of science, technology and innovation to national development, with emphasis on giving audiences amazing experiences through a programme of STI inspiring events. The STI Festival will bring together the scientific and innovation community to educate and excite the next generation about STI.
Namport Biggest Brainer Science Quiz: 19 - 21 September 2016
The Quiz will be hosted in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, and NamPort, the main sponsor. The competition aimed at providing innumerable benefits to learners, which encourage their educational and even social development. It also stimulates learners’ interest in science and technology while simultaneously promoting the development of the life skills such as communication, strategic thinking, team work, and lights the fire for knowledge.
National Research Symposium: 21 - 23 September 2016
The National Research Symposium will be hosted in Windhoek, Safari Hotel from 21 to 23 September 2016. The Symposium is a National event aimed at bringing together researchers and research institutions on one platform to share their research findings, discuss funding opportunities and possibilities for collaborations and networking. This event is one opportunity to learn from one another, to find out current research activities in Namibia and encourage information sharing and openness.