Welcome to the Research, Development and Innovation Symposium (RDAIS 2019) of Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST). In this, the second edition of the RDAIS, we combine efforts with the STEM Festival, which encourage young talents meet with experienced researchers and create forums for discussion and exchanging ideas of science, research and technology. More than 150 contributions to science and numerous inventions will be on display during the Symposium.

Development of Botswana into a knowledge-based economy requires education at all levels that is initiated by promoting interest to science among our young members of society.  Experience gained from RDAIS 2017 shows us that ingenuity is there to be facilitated and to be exploited. We are looking forward to meeting you at BIUST where you can meet with post-graduate students and international reputed scientists to learn more about research, innovation and scientific methodology.

Organizing this Symposium and the STEM Festival was possible only to the continued effort of staff, students and international participants. The Organizing Committee extends our sincere gratitude for your work and support given to making this event a success.