about us

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


Biotechnolgy Department

Nuclear and Analytical services

Food science research program

our services

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 Kitwe.

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 Laboratories:

Plant Sciences Research center is located in Riverside, Kitwe.
The programme implements research in 4 active projects:

Information and Liason

our team


Dr. Henry Njapau

Acting Executive Director

Dr. Alick Muvundika

Acting Deputy Director


Mrs. Judith Lungu

Human Resource and Administration Manager

William Mwila

Finance Manager


Happy Mapulanga


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contact information

  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Address: International Airport Road, Lusaka,Zambia

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