Dr Eino Mvula, Chief Executive Officer of the NCRST
said, "We are proud to partner with the Namibia Statistics Agency.
The NCRST reached out to Ouma Snyder as part of its Nelson Mandela International Day outreach by donating groceries, food, clothes, blankets and other necessities.
Because all their daily needs fall on Ouma Maria's monthly social grant, the NCRST was inspired by the call Nelson Mandela made a year ago for the next generation to take on the burden of leadership in addressing the world's social injustices when he said that "it is in your hands now".
"We welcome on board the newly appointed members of the Biosafety Council and encourage you all to work diligently and proactively towards fulfilling your mandate in the next three years ahead." said Prof Andre du Pisani, Chairperson of the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology during the inaugural meeting of the Biosafety Council members at the NCRST
Head Office in Windhoek.
Thirty projects were then selected for funding ofwhich seven researchers are from the Polytechnic of Namibia." said Mrs Alushe Nditya, Manager: Resource Mobilisation and Grant Management at the NCRST.
"I would like to thank the NCRST for availing the research grants to the Polytechnic.
Speaking at the meeting, Dr Eino Mvula, Chief Executive Officer of NCRST
said, "hosting the CTA will help drive Namibia toward a knowledge-based economy and generate a new breed of scientists from within Namibia, in not only astronomy but other fields of science as well ...
These concerns have thus far not been addressed either by the Ministry of Education or the NCRST," a joint statement from civil society said.
"Until civil society's fundamental objections to the research law and regulations are addressed we cannot see the point of being drawn into ongoing efforts to legitimize the NCRST and its programmes since they are built on foundations that are blatantly unconstitutional.