CONSULTATIVE MEETINGS

In order to prepare agenda and action plan for the next Ten Year Plan of Action (TYPOA 2016-2025), COMSTECH organized a series of brainstorming meetings of eminent scientists from OIC countries during November 2014 to January 2015. The following thematic groups were formed for brainstorming sessions;

  1. ICT, Cyber Security and Metadata (November 21-22, 2014) more ...

  2. Chemical Sciences (November 26-27, 2014) more ...

  3. Biological and Health Sciences (November 28 & December 15-16, 2014) more ...

  4. Agriculture, Water And Food Security (December 1-2, 2014) more ...

  5. Oceanography, Minerals and Environmental Sciences (December 3-4, 2014) more ...

  6. Physics (December 22-23, 2014) more ...

  7. Meeting of OIC Organizations/Networks (December 24-26, 2014) more ...

  8. Mathematics (January 8-9, 2015) more ...

The following common themes were discussed in these consultative meetings:

  1. Highlighting emerging areas in each discipline
  2. Identifying nodes of excellence
  3. How to improve linkages in order to build collective competence
  4. Improvements in education: content, methodology, and laboratory equipment, for various levels of education, particularly pre-university education.
  5. Establishing a research fund for supporting innovation in the OIC Member States
  6. Creation of Islamic networks

Scientists and engineers from 20 OIC and Non-OIC countries gathered to discuss different proposals and to prepare a working paper for presentation in the OIC Summit on S&T to be held on November 9-11, 2015. The total number of participants in these meetings was 163 out of which 97 were from Pakistan and 66 from other OIC member states including Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey, and Uganda. Experts from non-OIC countries (China, France, Germany, Italy, UK) were also invited to share their experiences and give recommendations for future course of action in Science and Technology.

 

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ICT, Cyber Security and Metadata
(November 21-22, 2014)

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Chemical Sciences
(November 26-27, 2014)

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Biological and Health Sciences
(November 28 & December 15-16, 2014)

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Agriculture, Water And Food Security
(December 1-2, 2014)

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Oceanography, Minerals and Environmental Sciences
(December 3-4, 2014)

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Physics

(December 22-23, 2014)

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Meeting of OIC Organizations/Networks
(December 24-26, 2014)

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Mathematics
(January 8-9, 2015)

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