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October 15th, 2011, 04:51 PM
Long time lurker here.
I think there might be a need to have a thread where Agencies/Organisations/Ministries e.t.c. serving various purposes (particularly developmental aims)in Nigeria will be listed.
October 15th, 2011, 04:55 PM
National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP)
Welcome to NOTAP
In this present era of globalization and liberalization in the world economy, a nation must be able to harness her ideas inventions, innovations and creative works towards technological advancement and global competitiveness. To nurture national talents. Nigeria requires identification of her researchers and inventors; creation of an enabling environment and to initiate strategies to protect all the stakeholders and their creative works. The Federal Government of Nigeria, in recognition and appreciation of the above facts, established the Science and Technology Ministry with its various parastatals and agencies. The National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) is one of the parastatals. NOTAP's Mission and, statutory mandates are clearly stated on this website. Our activities include Evaluation/Registration of Technology Transfer Agreements; Promotion of Intellectual Property; Technology Advisory and Support Services; Commercialization of R&D Results; Research Industry Linkage; Production of Compenduim Management Information System; Publication of Project Profiles on R&D Results etc. It is my humble belief that, NOTAP, through its current and future activities, backed with dedicated and efficient personnel, adequate Government support and funding, would take this country to greater heights Scientifically and Technologically.
October 15th, 2011, 05:35 PM
Some exciting developments are beginning to take place at the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA)
National Biotechnology Development Agency
NABDA - (Federal Ministry of Science and Technology) The Agency was established through Federal Executive Council approval on the 23rd of April, 2001 with the following vision, mission and mandates:
VISION: To employ biotechnology for economic development and poverty alleviation in Nigeria.
MISSION: To promote biotechnological activities that would positively meet national aspiration such as food security, job/wealth creation, affordable health care delivery and sustainable economic environment.
MANDATES: NABDA has the mandate to coordinate, promote and regulate the development of biotechnology in the country. Specifically, the Agency is to, among other things:
Develop an indigenous critical mass of human resources and infrastructure for biotechnology in Nigeria.
Develop sustainable exploitation of bioresources for our food & Agriculture.
Develop mechanism for adequate funding of biotechnology activities through national and international funding Agencies.
Promote indigenous competence in the development and application of biotechnology-based products and services.
Develop framework for ethical and profitable uses of biotechnology-based products and services.
Develop viable and commercial biotechnology and technologies through strategic investments in biotechnology R & D to support innovation and economic development..
Promote national and international collaboration between government/agencies and all other stakeholders and interestgroups on matters relating to the development of biotechnology.
October 15th, 2011, 06:10 PM
Nigeria National Planning Commision (NPC)
The Commission as Nigeria's Think Tank and the focal point for Development Planning and Economic Management has three parastatals namely :
Centre for Management Development [CMD]
National Bureau of Statistics [NBS]
The Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research [NISER]
The three parastatal were established to provide services in the areas of research and policies analysis;training of economic managers and supply of statistical information.
Decree No.12 of 1992 established the National Planning Commission on 26th March, 1992 and the Explanatory Note to the Decree provides that the Commission was established to, among other things, determine and advise the Government of the Federation on matters relating to national development planning and the over-all management of the economy.
October 17th, 2011, 06:42 PM
Great information, welcome to the forum exclusive_contract!
October 22nd, 2011, 12:00 AM
Thank you music city
October 22nd, 2011, 12:47 AM
A core ministry for development. The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology
The Primary mandate of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology is to advise Government on policy issues on scientific and technological developments as its relates to the productive sectors of the economy. As part of this mandate, the Ministry coordinates and promotes Research and Development (R&D) activities in all the nation's Research Establishments.
This compendium of the on-going R&D activities covers the 21 Research Establishments under the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology. The R&D activities in these establishments were compiled through collection and collation of relevant data from all the Research Institutions by the staff of the Ministry. The Officers were sent out to all the Establishments for data collation.
This compendium is expected to server as a primary resource data base on all the R&D activities by the Parastatals under the Ministry of Science and Technology. It is expected to provide a base for consultation and complementation of research activities among not only Researchers in the Research Institutions but also with other Researchers in the country.
More importantly, the compendium is expected to provide useful information to industries and other stakeholders to facilitate more effective collaboration and utilization of research results.
The compendium will more importantly, enable the Ministry to rationalize R & D activities in its parastatals with a view to avoid unnecessary duplication and waste of resources. This documents will also be used as monitoring and ecaluation tool of the Ministry.
October 22nd, 2011, 04:52 AM
^^ do you work for the Federal government or something??
January 2nd, 2012, 08:01 PM
Naijaborn, I do not work for the govt. You ask because of my username, abi?
A lot seems to be happening, quickly too, in Nigeria's Sci/Tech sector that could help shape Nigeria's economic future in the next few years.
I hope for this thread to be one that will help people keep track of vibrant agencies, organisations, ministries and the likes that may play crucial roles in Nigeria's science/technology future.
My username says: exclusive_contrast....
January 18th, 2012, 05:46 AM
National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure, NASENI
NASENI's mandate is to make available in the Nigerian market, capital goods and services based on sound engineering practices. In its years of existence, eight (8) Development Institutes which are the production arms of the Agency, have been established. Each of the Institutes is mono-mandate based.
NASENI's intevention in the Manufacturing Sector of the nation's economic life has been of realizing that 80% of the world's manufacturing is based on Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT). As a result of this, NASENI in the last few years has been advocating for a paradigm shift from the utilization of conventional manufacturing technologies to the application of AMT in the manufacturing sector of the economy. This is yielding tremendous results. This is for the global competitiveness of industrial products and fast-tracking of the manufacturing processes in Nigeria. The ultimate purpose of AMT is to create wealth in Nigeria.
NASENI's intervention in the Energy sector of the nation's economic life has also being in the pioneering of projects on the manufacture of Solar Plant modules in Karshi - Abuja, local manufacture of Small Hydro Power (SHP) turbines and installation of same in each of the six geopolitical zones of the country, the design and production of Pole Mounted Transformers, and the design and production of wind turbine blades, etc. All of these will boost the power situation in the country especially in the rural areas.
Amongst other areas of the Agency's involvement are the areas of Reverse Engineering, Nanotechnology, Education, Â Agriculture and so on.
We hereby advise the Science and Engineering Community and the SMEs to take advantage of the work being done in NASENI and the facilities available to fast-track their manufacturing processes and upgrade their Research and Development (R&D) Knowledge.
March 7th, 2012, 06:22 AM
National Information Technology Development Agency
NITDA has embarked on various projects since its establishment. All our projects are aimed at stimulating the growth of ICT in the country.
An overview of our past projects can be found below, please click on the project name to read more about the project, view images and reports where available or choose from ongoing or planned projects:
Human Capacity Development Project
Mobile Internet Unit Project
The Public Service Network (PSNet) Project
Rural Information Technology Centers (RITCs)
MONITORING OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE AGREEMENT WITH MICROSOFT CORPORATION
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE PROGRAMME
Mobile Internet Unit Project
The Mobile Internet Unit (MIU) is a locally made bus that has been converted into a mobile training and cyber centre. Its interior has 10 high-tech workstations all networked and connected to the Internet to facilitate access to several IT resources. It is equipped with printers, a photocopier and a number of multi-media facilities. Internet access is provided via a Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) equipment with a 1.2m dish mounted on the roof of the bus.
The unit is also equipped with a small generator to ensure regular power supply. The MIU provides everything you'll need in a high-tech cyber centre and it has the added advantage of being mobile. It takes the Internet to places that have no other means of access e.g. the rural areas. It has also been deployed to various schools (primary and secondary) and the plan is to get all states and possibly Local Government Areas (LGAs) to have their own MIUs so as to facilitate the penetration of the Internet and ICT around the country. Mr. President commissioned the MIU on the 10th of September 2003.
MUI The MIU provides everything you'll need in a high-tech cyber centre and it has the added advantage of being mobile.The MIU was well received by the entire nation and was to be deployed in all the 6 geo-political zones in the country.
Everything in the MIU, including the bus, was locally assembled in Nigeria. It cost 25% of a similar unit, if imported. The MIU has been used at various conferences to provide convenient access to the Internet, even at very remote locations. It has toured some schools to expose and train the teachers and students on IT and the Internet. The response from the authorities and students of the schools has been most encouraging. Several other schools have started requesting for it seeing the great capacity it has to elevate the level of IT interest in the people.
July 5th, 2012, 08:49 AM
NACGRAB: National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology
A centre that is committed to the conservation of the rich Genetic Resources of the nation, with a view to enhancing agricultural, economic and social development."
Nigeria is endowed with diverse biological heritage, which needs to be maintained for the purpose of utilization and for posterity. NACGRAB is to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of these rich biodiversity through Research and Development.
PROGRAMMES OF THE CENTRE
The programmes of the Centre include:
Conservation, preservation and maintenance of valuable plant and animal genetic resources, for immediate utilization and posterity;
Development of animal genetic resources (poultry, snailry, fisheries etc).
Application of tissue culture for plant conservation and overall agricultural development;
Servicing of the activities of the National Committee on Naming, Registration and Release of Crops Varieties, Livestock Breed and Fisheries;
Networking and coordinating activities in the development of capacities in plant and animal genetic resources.
December 11th, 2012, 08:05 PM
National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike
An institute that could come to economic fore as global food and commodity crop demand skyrockets.
National Root Crops Research Institute has taken giant strides with commendable results. These have earned the Institute one of the best research institutes in Nigeria having contributed immensely to the economic development. The research findings of the Institute have made Nigeria to become the World’s leading producer of cassava and yam with annual production of 33.1 and 19 million metric tons. The track record has also placed the Institute in the top position for two years consecutively in the annual World Food Day.
Some of the notable achievements are;
Development of yam minisett technique which has reduced production cost in yam drastically.
Development of improved varieties of cassava, yam, Irish potato and sweet potato which are disease and pest resistant. Currently 17 cassava varieties have been released and about 6 new improved yam varieties are at the point of being released.
Effective control of major pests and diseases in cassava, yam, Irish potato and sweet potato.
Development of low-cyanide cassava varieties for the savanna agro ecological zones of Northern Nigeria.
Development of cassava, yam, sweet potato and cocoyam flour for baking; cassava odourless fufu, root meal and pellets for livestock feeds and cocoyam chips as snacks.
Development of ginger micro-propagation technique.
Development of true potato seed (TPS) for Irish potato production.
Development of sweet potato starch and media for biological uses.
Development of cassava pedal grater, stem dipper and chipping machine, cassava farm gate mash dryer, ginger slasher.
Use of organic manures, rice mill waste, poultry droppings as substitute for inorganic fertilizer.
Development of efficient crop mixtures for root and tuber-based systems that are socio-economically acceptable and environmentally sound.
Strategic partnership: The Gates Foundation
Experts at nine public institutions are contributing to the BioCassava Plus project. Major partners include:
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is a nonprofit research institute with a mission to improve the human condition through plant science.
Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) is a leader in providing seed and seed delivery systems to small farmers in Kenya.
National Root Crop Research Institute in Nigeria is a premier agricultural research organization and a leader in root crop research.