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JOINT IST –AFRICA, CAAST-NET PLUS, AND HORIZON 2020 WORKSHOP, RIVERSIDE HOTEL, LILONGWE, FRIDAY 24TH JANUARY, 2014

Joint IST-Africa CAAST-Net Plus Horizon 2020 Workshop will be conducted at Riverside Hotel on 24th January 2014 from 0830 to 1630 hours.This Workshop is Organised by the National Commission for Science and Technology (NCST) in cooperation with IIMC Ireland (IST-Africa Project Coordinator) as part of IST-Africa Initiative and CAAST-Net Plus supported by the European Commission under FP7.

IST-Africa facilitates and supports

• International Innovation, Research and Policy Cooperation, both between Africa and Europe and within Africa

• Knowledge sharing and Skills Transfer between IST-Africa Partners

• Collaborative Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Adoption of Living Labs

• Information Society, ICT and Innovation aspects of the Africa – EU Strategic Partnership

For more information, please visit www.IST-Africa.org

CAAST-Net Plus is a network that advances bi-regional research and innovation cooperation between Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe. Building on the results of CAAST-Net, the network is funded for 2013 - 2016 by the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme.

For more information, please visit www.caast-net-plus.org

You can download workshop documents here:

Workshop Programme

H2020 Workshop Information

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2013 AU-TWAS National Scientist Award

Dr. Ngongondo is the Winner

 The winner of the 2013 AU- TWAS young scientist award is Dr Cosmo Ngongondo , Associate Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at Chancellor College of the University of Malawi.The award, which is locally administered by the National Commission for Science and Technology on behalf of the African Union and the Academy of Sciences for the Developing Countries, is given to a young scientist under the age of 40 who has proved his worth by the amount and quality of research and also the number of publications published in peer reviewed journals.

The award ceremony took place at Chancellor College on Thursday, 28th November, 2013 and was presided over by the Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Hon Dr. Lucious Kanyumba. Read More....

About NCST

Government established the National Commission for Science and Technology as provided for in the Science and Technology Act (No. 16 of 2003) to advance science and technology issues in Malawi. The National Research Council of Malawi and the Department of Science and Technology were integrated to form the National Commission for Science and Technology following a Cabinet directive of 20th October 2008.

The NCST principally provides S&T advice to the Government and other stakeholders on all matters related to science and technology in order to achieve a science and technology-led development. It derives its authority from the Minister responsible for Science and Technology to ensure that it reaches out to highest levels and all sectors of social and economic development in the country.

Government sees the establishment of the Commission as a key strategy for enhancing the development and application of S&T in its development endeavours in order to accelerate the socio-economic development of the nation and improve the quality of life of its people.


Projects At a Glance

Project on the Spot - Health Research Capacity Strengthening Initiative (HRCSI)

Director General's Corner

FROM THE DIRECTOR GENERAL’S OFFICE

New NCST DG, Mr. Anthony Muyepa-Phiri

In this article, the new Director General for National Commission for Science and Technology (NCST) is introduced...Read more

MZUZU BIOETHICS TRAINING 25th - 28th March 2013

Health Research Capacity Strengthening Initiative Programme of NCST with funding the Wellcome Trust and UK Department for Foreign and International Development (DFID), in collaboration with College of Medicine center for Bioethics in Eastern and Southern Africa (CEBESA) ran a four day Bioethics course designed to bring awareness to fundamental ethical issues when conducting health research in country. The course was opened today at Illala Lodge by the new Vice Chancellor of Mzuzu University Dr. Robert Ridley.

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