The National Institute for Scientific and Industrial Researchn (NISIR), is a government institution set up by the Science and Technology Act No. 26 of 1997 through the Statutory Instrument No. 73 of 1998 after the repeal of the National Council for Scientific Research Act Cap 236 of the Laws of Zambia. NISIR as an Institution is funded by the government of Zambia. However, multilateral and bilateral cooperating partners fund specific projects of mutual interest. The institute with its unique laboratory facilities and experience is a
leading research and development institution in Zambia and has a proven track record of developing technologies and offering quality analytical
laboratory and other services that can be exploited by small and medium
scale enterprises that normally have no research and development facilities
of their own for mutual benefit.
To be a lead institution that will effectively provide
solutions for sustainable socio-economic development of
the nation through innovation, scientific and technological
Effectively and efficiently undertake research and
development in order to
improve the quality of life of citizens
Nuclear and Analytical services
Food science research program
The institute is located on three campuses; the headquarters situated
along the Lusaka International Airport Road, the Animal Science Research
Centre located in Chilanga and the Tree Improvement Research Centre in
The Head quarters is situated in Lusaka along kenneth Kaunda international airport.
The center houses Five (05) Programes.
Animal Science Research center is Located in Chilanga, and houses the following
Plant Sciences Research center is located in Riverside, Kitwe.
The programme implements research in 4 active projects:
Information and Liason
Dr. Henry Njapau
Acting Executive Director
Dr. Alick Muvundika
Acting Deputy Director
Mrs. Judith Lungu
Human Resource and Administration Manager (MBA)
Finance Manager FZICA,FCCA
Auditor (FCIS, FCMA,CGMA,FZICA, MSC )
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Address: International Airport Road, Lusaka,Zambia
Tel: +260 211 281084 Cel : +260 95359728 /+260 95359727