is a joint scientific
project carried forward by the

*University
of Namibia* (

UNAM)
and the

*Namibia University of Science
and Technology* (

NUST).

The goal of

**NAISSMA** is to boost
the internationalization of the Namibian
Scientific environment through the power
of mathematics, by easing meetings between
African and non African pure and applied
mathematicians. Moreover it aims also to
the promotion of the so called

**THIRD
MISSION** of the University, according
to the guidelines exposed below.

**NAISSMA** arises as the crowning of
two years of intense and enthusiastic work
performed within the framework of LMS-MARM
project through the collaboration of UNAM
and NUST. It promotes the
achievements of sustainable scientific
goals in the field of mathematics in
agreement with the

**MARM**
vision program for the years 2021 and 2022
(through the action of the grant recipient
Letterio Gatto).

**NAISSMA** benefits of the joint
support of many important Namibian and
International Institutions. Indeed, it is
proudly supported by the London
Mathematical Society and many diplomatic
representatives. The Italian one, in
particular, collaborated to the
organization and realization of the

First
Namibian Olympiad of Mathematics.
One of the NAISSMA's goal is to put a
further focus on the strategic role
of

** M**athematics, whose initial
letter

**M **is the final one
of the magic acronym

**STEM**
which the

__Vision 2030 Agenda of United
Nation for the sustainable development__
relies upon. Mathematics carries the
biggest rate of strategical impact within
the STEM disciplines due to its ubiquity
in both fundamental and applied sciences
and it is the cheapest practice to the end
of the scientific and technological
enhancement of a young Nation. In
particular the school meets the targets

4.9,
4A, 5.8,
17.6,
17.8, 17.9 among the 17

Sustainable
Development Goals.

The way

**LMS-MARM** induces an
irreversible flourishing of the Namibian
mathematical environment is by
enlarging and getting engaged with an
international network of scientific
relationships.

** NAISSMA** is
the most important effective tool towards
this end, based on gathering
together distinguished mathematicians from
several areas of the world. These are
scholars who have already contributed to
the training activity of young talented
students in scientific developing areas
and who are nowadays internationally
recognized as professional mathematicians.