Welcome to the National Commission for Research, Science and Technology.

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

read more

Latest News

Declaration of Products Derived from or Containing Genetically Modified Organisms for Purposes of the Biosafety

Declaration of Products Derived from or Containing Genetically Modified Organisms for Purposes of the Biosafety ACT, 2006 (ACT NO. 7 OF 2006) A

Female Businesses in Biosciences - Fembiobiz II Acceleration Programme

Ms Lovisa Kambonde- Immanuel (NCRST),Ms Nina Louw (RMB),Ms Ndahekelekwa Paulus (Winner) 4TH PLACE, Ms Mary Shikukutu (Winner) 2ND PL

Call for Submission of Contact Details for National Survey

16 Jan 2015
Institutions with units performing Research and Experimental Development (R&D) activities and Innovation-active firms are hereby invited to submit their contact details for inclusion in the National Surveys
The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) was established in accordance with Section 4 of the Research, Science and Technology Act, 2004 (Act 23 of 2004) to provide for the promotion, coordination and development of Research, Science, Technology (RST) in Namibia. NCRST is required by law (section 20, RST Act of 2004) to register research
institutes based in Namibia.
NCRST, together with the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA), will jointly conduct a National Research and Development (R&D) Survey, as well as a National Innovation Survey. The aim of the survey is to collect data on R&D and innovation activities performed in the country. The NCRST as the mandated authority responsible for the promotion, coordination and development of RSTI in Namibia, is hereby inviting research institutes, public and private  institutions of higher learning and business enterprises (SME’s) as well as any organisation/institutions/offices/ministries or agencies (MOAs) conducting research and experimental development or innovation activities, to submit their details in order to be included in the scheduled National Surveys.
NCRST will produce a comprehensive R&D and Innovation indicators report, which can be used for comparison and benchmark with other R&D performers and Innovators in the country and to inform macro-decisions. Information collected during the surveys will be treated as confidential and will be released only in aggregate form, so that individual organizations are not identifiable.
To provide contact details, please visit us on: http://goo.gl/forms/s4HS4T4Edc to complete the form or kindly forward the contact details as follows: Name of organization/institution/office/ministry or agency (OMA’s); contact person; email address; telephone number; and physical address of your organization/institutions or any other research or innovation organization/institutions that you may know of, to (Tel) +264 431 7000/99 or (Fax) +264 235 758 or (Email) info@ncrst.na
CLOSING DATE: 30 JANUARY 2015 by 12h00