“Zambia Sciences Academy Urged”
Thursday, 30th September, 2021
Technology and Science Minister Felix Mutati has tasked Zambia Sciences Academy to interrogate concepts that will enhance the science technology and engineering mathematics (STEM) practicable solutions to the sector in order to push for transformation of the economy.
Mr Mutati observed that in the digital era there was need for the science body to practically embrace digital technical – knowhow alongside refined curricular especially with a crop of well – Informed experts in the field of STEM.
Honourable Mutati believes that the academy was an important body that must extend brilliant ideas to help push the Government developmental agenda forward.
Honourable Mutati was speaking today at his office during a courtesy call paid by the Zambia Sciences Academy delegation.
And president of the Zambia Academy of Sciences Professor Kavwanga Yambayamba says the academy is ready to support Government of the day in a new dawn era. Professor Kwvanga disclosed that the science body is comprised of think tanks that provide independent advise in order to effectively influence policy direction to the Government and society.
Professor Yambayamba explained that the entity established Young Zambia Academy Sciences for mentorship in research programmes that provides for a linkage between the young and expertise mentor connectivity.
Led by a governing council, Zambia Academy of Sciences has 67 members and fellows that form top scientists.
Professor Yambayamba explained that the academy has embarked on collaborations and is affiliated to global bodies.
“Zambia Sciences Academy has engaged on regional and international collaborations with Germany Academy Sciences and Genda Sciences with South Africa”. He explained.
Technology and Science Permanent Secretary Kayula Siame told the delegation to utilise the opportunity and raise a profile through a well devised strategy that will help STEM realise strides.