President Mnangagwa launches space agency in Zimbabwe

By professo

The President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has announced the launch of a new space agency.

The agency has been developed in a bid to increase research and innovation in the country.

The Zimbabwe National GeoSpatial and Space Agency (ZINGSA) opened on 10 July, as part of three key inter-linked programmes.

The two other programmes have been dubbed the Zimbabwe National Critical Skill Audit (ZNCSA) and the Zimbabwe National Qualifications Framework (ZNQF).

The programmes form part of Zimbabwe’s modernisation and industrialisation agenda following the government’s Vision 2030.

SEE ALSO:

The government aims to transition the country into becoming a middle-income economy within the next 12 years.

“This initiative is expected to enhance Zimbabwe's capabilities in global policy discourses on generation, access, use and regulation of the application of space technologies and innovations for sustainable development,” stated President Mnangagwa.

“This exercise will undoubtedly enhance precision in the human capital development planning and serve as a guiding tool in our industrialisation and modernisation agenda.”

“I therefore exhort the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development to facilitate the training of critical skills to increase quantity, quality and relevance of our higher education curricula in line with the present needs.”

“In the same vein, I challenge institutions of higher learning to consider the results of this audit in their strategic planning processes so that faculties and departments appropriately respond to our national and industrial skills gap.”

Share

Featured Articles

Top 10 largest revenue generating family businesses in MENAT

From the UAE to Turkey, these family firms are the largest by revenue in MENAT and cover everything from energy to entertainment

Top 10 metaverse projects in the UAE, including world firsts

As Accenture predicts the metaverse will fuel a US$1 trilion commerce opportunity by 2025, we round up 10 pioneering metaverse projects in the UAE

PwC’s survey shows Middle East CEOs remain upbeat on growth

CEOs in the Middle East are far more optimistic about regional growth than those in North America and Europe, according to PwC’s annual survey

Opinion: “Why we must tackle the digital skills crisis"

Leadership & Strategy

5 Mins With: Kathryn Kaminsky Vice Chair Trust Solutions PwC

Leadership & Strategy

Survey: The Future of Cloud Security in the Middle East

Technology