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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), is established under section 4 of the Research Science and Technology Act, Act No. 23, 2004 and is responsible for promoting, coordinating and developing Research, Science and Technology and Innovation in Namibia.



In view of strengthening research capacity at Universities and Research Institutions in Namibia, the NCRST is initiating the Namibian Research Chair Programme (NRCP).  The NRCP is designed to promote research that produces tangible results that are aligned to the National development agenda. A key element of the NRCP is Capacity Development for Postgraduate students which is aligned with the NCRST’s KPA’s.


Venue and date

30 November 2016, at Safari Hotel & Conference Centre, Windhoek Namibia.


Focus Area of NCRP


The NCRST Research Chair Programme will run from 2017 to 2020 and will focus on the following priority areas:

·                Agriculture

·                Energy

·                Health

·                ICT

·                Water


To register for the Information Sharing Session

Attendance is free, however seats are limited and registration is therefore essential.  Please click here to register. 


Contact us

For enquiries, please contact:  researchchair@ncrst.na