This a flagship event that attracts Researchers, Research and Innovation Administrators, Academia,University Students, Policy makers and the media fraternity. This conference provides a platform for experience sharing,networking and creation of partnerships in the science enterprise.

Celebrated annually on 10th November, the World Science Day for Peace and Development highlights the important role of science in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues. It also underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives.

According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation(UNESCO) by linking science more closely with society, the World Science Day for Peace and Development aims to ensure that citizens are kept informed of developments in science.

This day also underscores the role scientists play in broadening our understanding of the remarkable, fragile planet we call home and in making societies more sustainable.

This day also offers the opportunity to mobilise all actors around the topic of science for peace and development from government officials, to the media and school pupils.

The specific objectives of the World Science Day for Peace and Development are to:

  • Strengthen public awareness on the role of science for peaceful and sustainable societies.
  • Promote national and international solidarty for shared science between countries.
  • Renew national and international commitment for the use of science for the benefit of societies.
  • Draw attention to the challenges faced by science and raising support for the scientific endeavour.

In pursuance of its objectives to promote science, technology and innovation in the country, the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) holds quarterly Fora at which topical Science, Technology and Innovation issues are discussed.

The Council undertakes educational tours for  learners from various institutions . The tours are aimed at enabling  learners appreciate the application of science, technology and innovation in our daily lives.

Radio, T.V discussion programmes on create awareness on the importance of science, technology and Innovation to the socio – economic development of the country.

NSTC holds S,T& I exhibitions to showcase outputs of research.

Our mission is to enhance Zambia’s capacity for scientific research and technological development, in order to create wealth and improve the quality of life in Zambia by promoting the development and application of science and technology.