The NEPAD Regional Fish Node (RFN) was established
in 2006 at Bunda College through an application to the Steering Committee
of the inter Government network of South African Network Biosciences
Initiatives for Bioscience (SANBio) which falls under the NEPAD Science
and Technology. The application was made through Malawi Government
National Commission of Science and Technology (NSCT) which is part
the SANBio Steering Committee.
The node with an acronym of RFN, is housed in the
Aquaculture and Fisheries Science Department. Prof. Emmanuel Kaunda
was in 2006 nominated to coordinate and initiate nodal activities.
Visionis to use Science, Technology and innovative
systems to build and strengthen a network of researchers involved
in refining and implementation of projects to enhance fisheries, aquaculture
production and biodiversity.”