Namibia, National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST)

The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology has been a member since 2008.


VISION:

To be a coordinating agency that facilitates the development of Research, Science, Technology and Innovation towards socio-economic advancement for Namibia by 2022.

The vision attempts to galvanize the various stakeholders and mechanisms/means that make up the funnel towards the creation of Research, Science, Technology and Innovation deliverables into an Research and Development commitment and spend that as a lead indicator will further socio-economic development in the context of a knowledge-based economy.

MISSION:

To establish and strengthen a national system that promotes, develops and informs Research, Science, Technology and Innovation through effective coordination to realize a knowledge-based society.

The emphasis is on creating a systematic approach that links and coordinates stakeholders in a delivery funnel towards achieving optimal RSTI relevant deliverables and in that process furthers meaningful progress towards a knowledge based society (socio-economic system/society).

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