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.
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.

Acting Executive Director
Dr Henry Njapau


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


Acting Deputy Director

Dr. Alick Muvundika


Happy Mapulanga-

Human Resource and Administration Manager

Mrs. Judith Lungu -MBA

Finance Manager

William Mwila- FZICA,FCCA