The Ministry of Technology and Science is responsible for formulating and reviewing Technology and Science policies in order to contribute to economic growth. It collaborates with industry and the wider private sector in developing relevant innovations; coordinates Research to promote investment in science and technology; and promotes advancement of knowledge and skills in science and technology in order to accelerate transformation into digital economy. Furthermore, the Ministry conducts science, technology and innovation impact assessment and monitoring and evaluation.

The Ministry derives its mandate from Government Gazette Notice 1123 of 2021 that outlines its portfolio functions as follows;



Apprenticeship Training

Communications Policy

Competence Based Training

Electronic Government

Evelyn Hone College of Applied Arts and Commerce

In-Service Resource Centres

In-Service Training and Education Centre

Lusaka and Kitwe Vocational Training Centres

Nuclear Policy

Science and Technology Policy

Technical and Vocational Colleges

Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training

Technology Development


Statutory Bodies/Institutions:

Central Monitoring and Coordination Centre

National Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training Centres

National Cyber Security Advisory and Coordinating Council

National Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research

National Remote Sensing Center

National Science and Technology Council

Northern Technical Institutes and Research Support

National Technology Business Centre

Postal Services Corporation Limited

Radiation Protection Authority

Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority

Tevet Colleges

Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority

Zambia Institute of Business Studies and Industrial Practice (ZIBSIP)

Zambia Telecommunications Company Limited