Zambia Young Generation in Nuclear (ZYGN) hosted a sensitisation meeting to students going to study Nuclear Science in Russia at National Institute For Scientific and Industrial Research NISIR yesterday.
NSTC hosted a Grant writing training for researchers . The training aimed at sharpening skills of researchers with the view of attracting funds for their research proposals. The training was being facilitated by Prof Imasiku Nyambe Coordinator of the University of Zambia (UNZA) Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Centre, a Centre that he established for academic studies (postgraduate diploma, Masters and PhDs in IWRM).
Our two scientists, Thandiwe Phiri Chabi and Chisha Chongo Mzyece were among the training that took place at Protea, Bonanza in December 2020, they scooped the second prize in a proposal writing exercise during the training, the two scientists presented a proposal on Building capacity in Zambia for monitoring COVID-19 infection rates using Waste water Based Epidemiology. Congratulations and keep the NISIR flag high.
Zambia on Friday 18th December 2020 launched a nuclear policy meant to provide guidance to the country's national nuclear program. The National Nuclear Policy was meant to put the southern African nation on a path to exploit nuclear technology. Minister of Higher Education Brian Mushimba said during the launch that the policy will guide the country in the implementation of nuclear programs that protects human life and the environment.
The Zambian minister said the launch was an indication that the country was on a path to exploit nuclear technology as it will ensure utilization of science and technology. According to him, there was evidence indicating that countries that have embraced nuclear science have witnessed technological advancements in various sectors. The uptake of nuclear technology will contribute to advancements in the health, agriculture, mining and energy sectors, he added that the policy was, among other things, expected to strengthen the legal, institutional, and operational framework of nuclear science and technology in the country.