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
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Ms Lovisa Kambonde- Immanuel (NCRST),Ms Nina Louw (RMB),Ms Ndahekelekwa Paulus (Winner) 4TH PLACE, Ms Mary Shikukutu (Winner) 2ND PL
Dr Eino Mvula, founding CEO of the National Commission for Research, Science and Technology (NCRST), today spoke at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) Alumni Association: Namibia Committee Leadership Coffee talk, on the key role that research, science, technology and innovation play to accelerate development. The successful execution of projects based on research, science, technology and innovation can lead to outcomes that can inform and influence policies. This, in turn, can lead to social and economic innovations that produce economic growth and new knowledge. Dr Mvula also discussed the national instruments established by the NCRST to strengthen a system that promotes and develops research, science, technology and innovation towards a knowledge-based society.
"Whatever is being done to address the challenges in the STI system of Namibia, the innovation landscape is complex and would require the development of effective governance that would result in improved co-ordination at, between, and among the local, regional, national and international levels. With the broadening of innovative processes, players and locations, the systems of governance that provide for their proper functioning and coordination become even more important. As no single “actor” has the knowledge and resources to tackle the innovation challenge unilaterally, Namibia –in one way or another– face the task of better co-ordinating actors in formulating and implementing policies for RSTI to claim its role in addressing socio-economic development", said Mvula.