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Welcome to the National Commission on 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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Namibian Journal for Research, Science and Technology

The NCRST now invites researchers and scholars to submit papers for peer-review. Authors are advised to follow the NCRST template.  

BOOST-UP Goes live

NBII, NCRST and Dololo bring you the BOOST UP events taking place in Namibia as a part of regional events in five countries in the SADC region




The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) announces the appointment of its new Board of Commissioners. The new appointments include the newly elected Chairperson, Dr Norton Titus, of the Ministry of Mines and Energy - Geological Survey and Ms Josephine /Haubas, as the Deputy Chairperson.


Other Commissioners representing sectors provided for in the Research, Science and Technology Act (No. 23 of 2004), include:     

  1. Dr Riaan Steenkamp                 -Chairperson – Space Science Council                  
  2. Mr J. M. Ashipala                       -National Planning Commission              
  3. Dr Tshali Iithete                          -NCCI
  4. Ms Mirriam Sezuni                     -NANSO
  5. Mr Joshua Kaumbi                     -Law Society of Namibia
  6. Ms Sylvia Demas                       -NCHE
  7. Mr Benjamin Katjipuka                -Ministry of Trade
  8. Ms Elly Hamunyela                     -MET
  9. Ms Graca D’Almeida                   -Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resources
  10. Ms Patience Saushini                 -Ministry of Works
  11. Ms Johanna F. Andowa              -MAWF
  12. Ms Ivonne Mujoro-Kaukuetu      -Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare