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NCRST and Shell Sign Sponsorship Agreement

28 Jan 2015


The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) signed a sponsorship agreement with Shell Namibia toward the funding of the National Science, Technology and Innovation Festival, happening in June this year.


Shell Namibia comes on board as a Gold Sponsor of the Festival. This sponsorship includes support to the winning secondary school after the Big Innov8 Competition, which will run later this year. The Big Innov8 Competition will be open to secondary schools nationwide, and will challenge learners to enter their most innovative science or technology idea, which can be submitted in any creative format. The winners will then be sponsored to attend the Festival in June.  


The official signing of the sponsorship agreement took place at Shell Namibia’s offices in Windhoek, and was countersigned by Shell Country Chairperson, Mr. Dennis Zekveld and Dr Eino Mvula, representing NCRST.


“This is indeed an exciting time for the NCRST, and we appreciate and welcome Shell on board as contributing to the development of science, technology and innovation in Namibia. We commend their commitment to the budding and innovative minds of the youth, who are the target of this exhilarating Festival. Although much preparatory work toward the Festival still lies ahead, we are confident that Namibia will see and experience science and technology like never before”, said Dr Eino Mvula, Chief Executive Officer at the NCRST.


The Science, Technology and Innovation Festival is a national initiative of the NCRST in collaboration with stakeholders, and will take place on 29 June to 3 July 2015. The aim of the festival is to promote Science and Technology to the public and to serve as an eye-opener to many people, especially the youth. As well as to demystify popular misconceptions and create a new mind set about engineering, science and technology; and allow scientist the opportunity to make science accessible to all people.