The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Functions
Promotion and Advocacy – the development of indigenous technological capacity; the use of science and technology in industry, the integration of gender concerns in science and technology development of broad national priorities in science and technology.
Regulating research in science and technology including the registration of research and research development institutions and initiating special projects.
Advising the government on science and technology related policies, the establishment of any new research and development institutions and national research development priorities.
Mobilising and making available financial, human and other resources including science and technology information to research and development institutions.
Coordinating research in science and technology in Zambia.