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NCRST conducts a Youth Information Sharing Session

20 Feb 2015


The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST), yesterday held a one day information sharing session targeted at Youth Organizations, at Hotel Thule in Windhoek.


The purpose of this session was to share ideas with young people regarding the National call targeting Youth Innovators that the NCRST intends to launch in the nearfuture, and also for the NCRST to get a better understanding of the needs of youth innovators, to formulate an appropriate intervention that is responsive to the need of the young people. The event had over 60 participants representing a vast number or youth organisations, which signified the importance the youth attached to innovation as a vehicle for Namibia’s socio-economic development.


The Youth Information Session provided the platform for discussions on: why youth should innovate and what the NCRST Call for Youth Innovators is all about. The session was hosted in conjunction with other key stakeholders and partners, such as the Ministry of Youth, National Services, Sport & Culture; the National Youth Council; and the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia.


“We are proud to partner with our stakeholders, such as the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Youth, National Service, Culture and Sport, National Youth Council, Communication Regulatory Authority of Namibia. This partnership would facilitate the stenghthening of a national system of innovation, that will provide an anabling enviroment particulary for our youth to unleash their innovation pontetial that would transform this country  to claim its rightful place as a nation that is not only a consumer of knowledge and technology products to becoming a nation of innovators”, said Dr Eino Mvula, Chief Executive Officer at the NCRST.


Ms Elvisia Karuuombe, Senior Youth Officer  for Research in the Ministry of Youth, National Services, Sport & Culture added, “The Ministry of Youth, National Services, Sport & Culture are in full support of this initiative as we want the Youth to be in charge of their OWN time and their OWN success.  We call upon all the youth from all corners of Namibia to take the challenge being presented by the NCRST.”