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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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BOOST-UP Goes live

NBII, NCRST and Dololo bring you the BOOST UP events taking place in Namibia as a part of regional events in five countries in the SADC region

National Innovation Challenge for Women (NICW) and the FemBioBiz Season III

Group 3 of the National Innovation Challenge for Women (NICW) and the FemBioBiz Season III Programme kicked-off today, the 3rd June 2019 and i

African Biosafety Network of Expertise (ABNE) and NCRST inks partnership deal

12 Apr 2018

This morning (09 April 2018) the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) signed a monumental 3-year agreement with one of Africa’s leading specialists agencies, the African Biosafety Network of Expertise (ABNE).

ABNE is NEPAD agency and affiliated to the African Union. ABNE provides a resource network for African regulators and policy makers, to ensure the building of a functional Biosafety regulatory system in Africa. This ties in well with the NCRST’s mandate through the implementation of Namibia’s Biosafety Act 2006 (Act No. 7 of 2006).

The areas of cooperation are outlines below:



The Parties, agree to co-operate with each other in regard to the areas and matters set out below as follows:

  1. Facilitation of networking and experience sharing with other African countries in the area of biotechnology and biosafety;
  2. Coordination and co-hosting of national and regional interdisciplinary training workshops related to biotechnology and biosafety;
  3. Conduct of public awareness and education on Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms;
  4. Capacity building initiatives for various stakeholders in the area of modern biotechnology and its management including training workshops, short courses, Study tours, and participation in international meetings
  5. Fostering of close interactions and linkages between and among biosafety authorities and agencies within national systems, regional economic communities in Africa and beyond the continent.

To ensure that this agreement actually becomes a living document, both the NCRST and ABNE have dedicated teams of experts to form part of a Joint Technical Committee, that will set up a 3-year Action Plan and ensure the tasks and activities are undertaken and reported on.


FLTR: Enid Keramen (NCRST Acting CEO), Dr. Jeremy T. Ouedraogo (ABNE Director), Dr. Olaleken Akinbo (ABNE Senior Programme Officer)

FLTR: Enid Keramen (NCRST Acting CEO), Dr. Jeremy T. Ouedraogo (ABNE Director)

Group Picture, NCRST and ABNE management and staff