The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is the national science and technology institution in Ghana.
It is mandated to carry out scientific and technological research for national development. The Council was established in
its present form by NLC Decree 293 of 10t October 1968 and re-established by the CSIR Act 521 of 26 November 1996.
The Council, however, traces its ancestry to the erstwhile National Research Council (NRC), which was established by the
Research Act 21 of August 1958, a little over a year after independence, to organise and coordinate scientific research in
Ghana and provide the necessary platform for Ghana’s accelerated development. The CSIR is mandated to pursue,
among others, the implementation of government policies on scientific research and development, coordinate research
and development activities in the CSIR and other S&T institutions nationwide and assist the government in the formulation
of S&T policies for national development.