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UNCST - Ugandan National Council of Science and Technology

Ugandan National Council of Science and Technology


UNCST - Ugandan National Council of Science and Technology

The Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) is a Government of Uganda Agency, established by CAP 209, under the Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development. The Council is mandated to facilitate and coordinate the development and implementation of policies and strategies for integrating Science and Technology (S&T) into the national development process.


A prosperous Science and Technology Led Ugandan Society.


To provide effective and innovative leadership in the development, promotion and application of Science and Technology and its integration in sustainable national development.

UNCST Core Values:

  • Commitment

  • Integrity

  • Distinction

UNCST Strategic Goals:

  • Improve or streamline national science and technology policy environment to foster scientific and technological innovation.

  • Strengthen national system for research, product development, technology transfer and intellectual property management.

  • Increase public understanding and appreciation of science and technology.

  • Strengthen the UNCST institutional research base and technical capacity.


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