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
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.