COMSTECH in Brief

COMSTECH, the Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation of the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) established by the Third Islamic Summit of OIC held at Makkah, Saudi Arabia in January 1981. The President of Pakistan is Chairman of COMSTECH. The core mandate of COMSTECH is to strengthen cooperation among OIC Member States in science and technology (S&T), and enhance their capabilities through training in emerging areas, undertake follow-up-actions and implementation of the resolutions of the OIC, and to draw up programs and submit proposals designed to increase the capability of the Muslim countries in science and technology (S&T). The ultimate aim is to build and nourish a scientific culture in addition to using S&T as a major contributor to socio-economic development and rapid industrialization.

The objectives of COMSTECH include

  1. Assessment of human and material resources of Member States and identification of scientific and technological needs and requirements of the Ummah,

  2. Building indigenous capabilities of Member States in the fields of science and technology through cooperation and mutual assistance,

  3. Enhancement of cooperation and coordination in scientific and technological fields amongst the OIC member states with a view to achieving collective competence in science and technology for solution of the problems of the OIC member states,

  4. and

  5. Creation of an effective institutional structure for planning, research, development   and monitoring of scientific and technological activities at national, regional, and international levels.

COMSTECH works in close collaboration with various Standing Committees and other organs of the OIC, Member States of the OIC and their major Scientific and Technological Institutions, in addition to some international organizations. The latter include The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Islamic Scientific, Educational and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS), Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Global Environment Facility (GEF), United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), International Foundation for Science, Stockholm (IFS), Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO–EMRO). In addition protocols are being prepared for collaboration with the Lindau Council and IIASA in the EU.

COMSTECH Contribution to S&T Capacity Building in OIC member states

COMSTECH News & Events
  • 8-10Apr,
    2019

    COMSTECH-ICGEB-NIBGE Joint Workshop on
    "Use of Genome Editing and Other New Breeding
    Technologies for Global Food Security"


  • 2018

    Prof. M.Qasim Jan, Adviser COMSTECH was invited
    as key speaker on the occasion of World Science Day
    for Peace and Development (WSDPD) hosted by
    Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF).


  • Oct
    2018

    Govt to provide funds for promoting pharmaceutical
    research culture:

    Azam Swati (Federal Minister for Science & Technology)


  • 18-19Oct,
    2018

    RSC Pakistan 1st International Conference on Medicinal
    Chemistry and Drug Discovery was successfully
    co-organized by the Royal Society of Chemistry
    and COMSTECH


  • 16Oct,
    2018

    Meeting between H.E. Mr. Furkat Sidikov,
    Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of
    Uzbekistan and Dr. S. Khurshid Hasanain,
    Adviser COMSTECH

  • 03Sep,
    2018

    The President of Pakistan in his capacity as
    Chairman COMSTECH has approved the look after
    charge of the post of Coordinator General
    COMSTECH to Dr. Tariq Banuri.

  • 2019

    Call for Nominations for the 69th Lindau Nobel
    Laureate Meeting Dedicated to Physics.

    (30-June to 05-July, 2019) Venue: Germany.

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