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Fostering Excellence through Knowledge and Innovation

"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 in terms of Section 4 of the Research, Science, and Technology Act, 2004 (Act 23 of 2004) to provide for the coordination, developing and facilitate the promotion of research, science and technology in Namibia.

As part of implementing the identified key priority areas of strategic areas outlined in the National Programme on Research, Science, Technology and Innovation (NPRSTI), of which Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) is one, the NCRST with the support of the regional strategic partners, pertinent line Offices, Ministries, Agencies (OMAs), have developed a Draft National Policy on IKS. This is a socio-economic policy geared to affirm, protect, develop, conserve, preserve, and promote Indigenous /Traditional Knowledge systems in Namibia.

The draft National Policy on IKS has been disseminated to the regions through consultative workshops, with the aim of publicizing it and soliciting input on the policy contents from a wider range of stakeholders. The consultation process is hereby set to be concluded with an open consultative and validation workshop for all stakeholders and the public at large.

The NCRST herewith invites the affected, stakeholders and members of the public, to participate in this important workshop as indicated on the table below:

Date: 28 - 29 March 2017
Time: 09H00 – 17H00
Venue: Safari Hotel

For more information or enquiries, please contact:

Mr. Brian Mudumbi / Ms. Grace Shihepo

Tel: 061 431 7012/7000

bmudumbi@ncrst.na / fshihepo@ncrst.na