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Information on projects funded by SGCI coming soon!

Information on projects funded by SGCI coming soon!

Science Granting Council

National Council for Science and Technology (Zambia)

The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) of Zambia promotes, coordinates, and regulates scientific research and technological development in the country. It advises the government on science and technology policies to foster innovation and drive national development.


Zambian water project eyes climate resilience

The research project could provide clarity on the possibility of inter-basin transfer between Luapula River Basin and Kafue River Basin. Speed read Zambia water project aims to address climate impacts and boost water sustainability It will explore merits of interbasin transfer between Luapula and Kafue river basins Project should ensure reliable water supply for future…


The SGCI mourns the loss of Mr. Filipo Zulu

It is with deep sadness that the Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) in Sub-Saharan Africa family has learnt of the untimely passing of Mr. Filipo Zulu, Acting Executive Secretary, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), Zambia. Since the inception of the SGCI, Mr. Zulu has led engagements of the SGCI, initially as the SGCI coordinator…

Impact of Links project in Zambia highlighted

In its quest to help local journalists increase public trust in COVID-19 vaccinations currently being rolled out in the country, a local organisation says it has scored some success after embarking on training about 130 journalists on best ways to cover the pandemic and spread the correct information. This was after the National Science and…


Lusaka students offer cheaper ventilator

Countries worst affected by the Covid-19 pandemic are trying to procure lung ventilation equipment, which assists or replaces breathing for critically ill patients, pumping oxygen into the blood to keep organs functioning. Arising from the above scenario, a group of students from Evelyn Hone College in Lusaka have come up with a technological innovation that…

Africa’s science-granting councils are failing women

Equality-promoting funding policies “still in their infancy”, review finds Many national bodies disbursing African research funding grants are failing to address gender imbalances in their support, a review paper has found. The paper, published in April in the journal Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics, assessed gender policies and practices across 15 African science-granting councils.…

Bright Bwalya: Fighting epilepsy with innovation

Bright Bwalya, a Zambian youth, who is among the millions fighting epilepsy, has come up with a device called Seizure Assistant which allows patients to call for help when they are in need.

NSTC-NTBC disburses K11.3m in grants

January 18, 2022, will forever be a memorable event for 21 local innovators, youths and researchers dotted across different parts of the country. This is because it was on this day when the successful applicants were awarded grants by the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) and the National Technology Business Centre (NTBC) at a…

O.R. Tambo Africa Research Chairs Initiative

The O.R. Tambo Africa Research Chairs Initiative (ORTARChI) builds on the work of Oliver Tambo, a prominent South African and pan-Africanist with a science education background, who believed in creating change through education and in cooperation and solidarity among African nations. The Initiative is in celebration of his legacy in building knowledge based economies for…