Operation & Governance

NCST operates as a think-tank and an advisory board for the Government of Rwanda and is composed mainly of analysts and support staffs. To achieve NCST’s main mission outlined in Article No 3 of the Law No 40/2017 establishing NCST.

NCST Mission:

The mission  of NCST is to enable Rwanda to become a country based on science, technology and innovation, as tools for promoting social welfare  and  sustainable  economic development of the country  and competitiveness  on market.


NCST Governing Body – The Council
As stipulated in the law No40/2017, NCST is governed through the National Science & Technology Council, a high-level decision making body which provides strategic guidance to NCST and ensure that its activities are carried out in line with a clearly defined national science, technology, research and innovation agenda. Members of the Council are selected from both the public and private sectors, including individuals with experience and expertise valuable to the achievement of NCST’s core mandate.

NCST Governing Body – The Executive Secretariat

NCST core business processes are categorized into two themes managed through two main departments:

       Theme 1: Department of science, Technology, Innovation and Research(STIR) Promotion
       Theme 2: Department of National Research and Innovation Fund(NRIF)

NCST Corporate Services and Operations

To manage and execute key business processes associated with the operations and core activities of NCST, a pool of professionals and specialists is dedicated to the handling of financial operations, procurement, internal audit, support to NCST’s office business administration and information system management. One of NCST’s strategic goals is to achieve increased institutional efficiency and continuous improvement by applying the principles of LEAN Management across all NCST’s business processes.

About NCST

Our core mission is to provide strategic advices and recommendations to the Government on all matters relating to policies, legislation and regulation in the fields of science, technology, research and innovation and monitor the implementation of such policies and legislation. It also mandated to mobilise the National Research and Innovation Fund to facilitate Researchers and Innovators

Online services

Submit the Research permit or Grant application

Access NCST E-mail account
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Get in touch

National Council for Science and Technology (NCST)
13th Floor, Grand Pension Plaza
KN 2 Avenue, Nyarugenge - Kigali - Rwanda
P.O. Box 2285 Kigali
Phone: +250781030798