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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
National Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research, 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 is a government of Zambia funded institution. However, multilateral and bilateral cooperating partners fund specific projects of mutual interest.
The functions of the National Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research as stipulated in the Science and Technology Act of 1997 Section 4 and Statutory Instrument No. 73, are:-
The institute is located on three Centers; 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.
To be a lead institution in providing scientific and technological solutions for sustainable socio-economic development of the nation