Research Dissemination Conference gets a boost of 22 Million Kwacha from MPPRAP

The Malawi Public Policy Research and Analysis Project (MPPRAP), a project within the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, presented a cheque of 20170905_155156Twenty Two Million Malawi Kwacha (K22,018,500.00) to the National Commission for Science and Technology (NCST) towards the cost of the 2017 National Research Dissemination Conference (NRDC). The cheque presentation was performed by the Secretary to Treasury (ST), Mr. Ben Botolo and was received on behalf of the NCST by the Secretary for Education, Science and Technology (SEST), Dr. Ken Ndala, and the NCST Board Chair Prof. Moses Kwapata.

The 2017 NRDC will be held from 27 – 29 September, 2017 at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge.

The 2017 NRDC which is being organized under the theme “Research and Innovation: A catalyst for Sustainable Development” aims at providing researchers and professionals a platform for disseminating their findings, exchanging contemporary knowledge and building partnerships and collaborations to advance research and innovation, thereby contributing to sustainable development. Specific conference objectives are to:

  • Promote uptake of research results20170905_155040
  • Provide a platform for researchers to showcase their research works
  • Enhance cooperation, collaboration, networking and partnerships
  • Facilitate evidence based policy decision making
  • Enhance scientific advances into marketable innovations

For more information on the 2017 NRDC, contact the Chief & Head of Technology Transfer, Mr. Symon Mandala by emailing or by calling on +2651771550 / +265999407291.