Pursuant to the request made by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development soon after touring ZIMDEF funded projects, ZIMDEF organized a STEM Workshop to discuss the STEM Initiative. The STEM Workshop was held at Montclair Resort & Casino from the 28th to the 31st of March 2017. The workshop was attended by Parliamentary Portfolio Committee members of the Higher & Tertiary Education, Science & Technology Development (HTESTD), Information Communication and Technology (ICT) and Education Sports Arts and Culture (ESAC), MoHTESTD Officials and ZIMDEF Management. The workshop was attended by sixty four delegates with 29 members being the total number of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee members.
The objectives of the workshop were outlined as follows:-
The presentations led to questions which were grouped into four thematic areas that were then discussed by the participants. The thematic areas were on funding, policy and governance, coordination and collaboration as well as administration of the fund. The major resolutions from the discussions were as follows;
Parliamentary Portfolio Committee Members group photo at the STEM Workshop