Nairobi June 11th 2019
The Government recognizes Science, Technology and Innovation as a key driver in achieving the big four agenda pillars and is committed towards supporting scientists by investing in research to enable them develop ways of addressing concerns in housing, manufacturing, health and food security.
The Chief Administrative Secretary and Principal Secretary Ministry of Education Prof. Collette Suda noted that government funding for research was insufficient, and appealed to research institutions to work towards mobilizing resource by developing proposals which can attract funding in order to supplement the governments resources.
Prof. Suda emphasized that research should make an impact to small scale holders especially in agriculture and manufacturing so as to improve the economy and create job opportunities.
Prof. Suda made the remarks during the launch of the National Commission for Science and Technology (NACOSTI) strategic plan, National research priorities and the ISO 9001:2015 certification in Nairobi.
The NACOSTI strategic plan emphasizes on how to prioritize and develop national research that can make economic impact and change lives as well as add value to the country.
Present during the occasion was the Chief Executive Officer NACOSTI Dr. Moses Rugutt, CEO’s representing other research organizations, Vice Chancellors of both public and private Universities.