T he National Commission on Science and Technology (NCST) was established in 1993 and is a broad-based, cross-sectorial national advisory body to the government on policies and strategies relating to science and technology (S&T).

The Commission is chaired by the Most Honourable Prime Minister of Jamaica and comprises representatives from public and private sector institutions and academia. The decisions of the NCST are implemented through its Steering Committee, Secretariat and various sub-committees, which constitute stakeholders and others from the wider society with an interest in the particular subject area. All programmes are in keeping with its mandate to utilize S&T to drive national social and economic development.

Through its various programmes and activities and by fostering dialogue and collaboration, the NCST aims to galvanize action in areas which are pertinent to national development.

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