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Competent National Authority
Record information and status
Record ID
5825
Status
Published
Date of creation
2004-07-20 12:44 UTC (dubravka.stepic@biodiv.org)
Date of publication
2004-07-20 12:44 UTC (dubravka.stepic@biodiv.org)

General information
Country
  • Zambia
Name of the Competent National Authority
National Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research (NISIR)
Coordinates
Coordinates
National Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research (NISIR)
International Airport Road
P.O. Box 310158
Lusaka
Zambia, 15302
Phone:+260 1 281 013
Fax:+260 1 281 084
Email:mmlewanika@nisir.org.zm
Regulatory function
Detailed description of the regulatory functions
National Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research (NISIR) is a research and development institute that falls under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Vocational Training (MSTVT). The institute is mandated amongst other things to carry out the following:

- Research in food science, material science, livestock and plant science, natural products and information science;
- Liaise with other research bodies within and outside Zambia conducting similar research;
- Disseminate research findings; and
- Co-operate with the ministry responsible for science and technology and other relevant institutions pertaining to research policies and priorities.

One of the major roles of NISIR is to provide timely advice to Government on policy and other issues relating to the national scientific and technological activities, co-ordination of national scientific and technological research activities.

The issues of biosafety are handled by NISIR on behalf of the MSTVT as it is the only institute in the country which has the capacity to detect, monitor and advise government on the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Currently, a capacity building programme is being implemented by NORAD in the MSTVT.  
Additional contact information
Contact person
Dr. Mwananyanda M. Lewanika
Executive Director
National Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research (NISIR)
International Airport Road
P.O. Box 310158
Lusaka
Zambia, 15302
Phone:+260 1 281 013
Fax:+260 1 281 084
Email:mmlewanika@nisir.org.zm

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