COMSTECH is a Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological
Cooperation established by the Third Islamic Summit of
OIC held at Makkah, Saudi
Arabia in January 1981. Its mission is to help strengthen the individual and
collective capacity of OIC member states in science and technology through
mutual cooperation, collaboration, and networking of resources.
COMSTECH enables the OIC member states to use science and technology as a major
contributor towards socio-economic development and rapid industrialization in
the OIC region. It is entrusted with the follow up actions on science and
technology related decisions of the Summit and creating successful
implementation strategies. All of the
OIC member states are
members of COMSTECH.
SWOT analysis is a structured planning method applied to determine Strengths & Weaknesses and Opportunities & Threats. Strengths and weaknesses are generally
related to internal factors or the internal environment, whereas opportunities and threats are linked to external factors or the external environment.
The objective of SWOT analysis is to identify the key factors that are favorable or unfavorable for achieving a desired objective or objectives. SWOT analysis combined with Foresight studies can help in formulating strategy or as an aid for informed decision-making.
In this paper we attempt to identify the strengths and some critical gaps related to knowledge, technology and
innovation that are affecting the economic and social development of OIC member states.
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