Launch of Namibia’s Revised National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy - 15 October 2021

The Ministry in collaboration with all stakeholders launched a consultative process to comprehensively review the National Policy on Research, Science and Technology of 1999. The consultation process identified strengths and weaknesses of the National System of Innovation towards the development of a revised and updated National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (NSTIP) 2020-2030.
The key emphasis of the revised Policy (2020-2030) is to entrench the production and application of science, technology and innovation in all sectors of the economy in order to achieve Namibia’s development aspirations. The revised Policy articulates clear strategies designed to promote Research & Development (R&D), technology development and the strengthening of innovation capacities.