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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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Training Workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation Data Collection

14 Jul 2015


The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST), in partnership with NEPAD is conducting a weeklong training workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) data collection for the production of national Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation Indicators.  


The workshop will train experts on Research and Experimental Development (R&D) and Innovation data collection, and other related guidelines to produce core STI indicators. The training is being held at the University of Namibia until 16 July 2015 – with a stakeholder meeting on 17 July 2015.


The aim of the in-country training is to impart skills for the successful conduct of R&D and Innovation surveys among officials dealing with scientific research and innovation activities, and experts who are actively involved in STI matters. The workshop will provide training on the production of core Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Indicators, as part of the process leading to the publication of regular national reports on STI statistics/indicators, which will in turn track the 1 per cent target of R&D expenditure of GDP. 


Speaking at the opening ceremony Dr Diina Shuuluka, of the NCRST said, “During this workshop, participants will explore current best practices on the production of internationally comparable STI data, and will also share lessons learnt from previous STI surveys carried out at the national level. The process will help national STI experts in the process of collecting and analyzing data towards the production of core indicators at national level.”