Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS)

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COMSATS Celebrates its Silver Jubilee

COMSATS celebrated its 25th Anniversary in a simple ceremony held at its Secretariat in Islamabad. Dr. Parvez Ahmed Butt, Founding Executive Director of COMSATS, graced the occasion with his presence as the Chief Guest. Also present during the ceremony were officials from COMSATS Secretariat, COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) and COMSATS […]

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COMSATS Enhances Cooperation with European Union

Ms. Anne Marchal, Deputy Head of Mission, Delegation of the European Union to Pakistan was invited to COMSATS Secretariat in order to further explore potential opportunities of collaboration with the European Union (EU) in areas of mutual benefit. The meeting held on 3rd October 2019 was steered by the Executive […]

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COMSATS Telehealth (CTH) Participates in Workshop on Digital Health Strategy Organized by WHO

Dr. Azeema Fareed, Principal Medical Officer at COMSATS Secretariat, participated as an invited speaker in the “National Stakeholder Workshop on Developing a National Digital Health Strategy”, held from 26th – 27th September 2019, in Islamabad. The Workshop was first of the series being held by the World Health Organization (WHO) […]

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COMSATS Explores Avenues of Cooperation with Denmark

The Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi, accompanied by COMSATS’ officials, called upon H.E. Mr. Rolf Michael Hay Pereira Homboe, Ambassador of Denmark to Pakistan, on 25th September 2019. During the meeting, the Honourable Ambassador was acquainted with COMSATS’ programmes and activities that are crucial for meeting the […]

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Diplomats of Member States briefed about COMSATS’ forthcoming General Meeting and Accra Forum on S&T for Sustainable Development

A hi-tea was arranged in honor of the Ambassadors/High Commissioners and other members of the diplomatic community of COMSATS’ member countries on 20th September 2019, in Islamabad. The objective of the graceful gathering was to brief them about the forthcoming high-profile events of COMSATS to be held in Ghana in […]

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Consultative Meeting on COMSATS’ Forthcoming Accra Forum on S&T for Sustainable Development Held at Secretariat

A consultative meeting on COMSATS’ upcoming “Accra Forum on S&T for Sustainable Development” and fourth General Meeting of the Commission, was arranged at the Secretariat of the Organization. The aim was to engage experts and scientists from academia, higher education and IT sector to share their experiences, views and thoughts […]

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COMSATS’ Network Expands Linkages to North

COMSATS’ Centre of Excellence in Pakistan, COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), has entered into an Agreement with the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy, on 17th September 2019. The MoU was signed by Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar, Rector of CUI, and Dr. Fernando Quevedo, Director of ICTP. Under the aegis […]

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Upcoming Events

The Fourth General Meeting of COMSATS, Accra, Ghana
Oct 29 all-day

COMSATS General Meeting is the apex forum that brings together the Heads of Member States (currently 27) for highest level policy guidelines and general direction for the organization’s programmes in pursuit of its mission. The first General Meeting of the Commission was held in 1994 that led to the establishment of COMSATS itself. Since then, two more meetings have been held in Islamabad (16-17 April 2012), and Accra (27-28 October 2015), respectively. The fourth General Meeting of the Commission convened by Hon. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo, President of Ghana, is scheduled to be held on 29th October 2019, in Accra, Ghana.

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Accra Forum on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development, Accra, Ghana
Oct 30 all-day

The Accra Forum on S&T for Sustainable Development being organized under the patronage of COMSATS’ national focal point in Ghana, the Ghanaian Ministry for Education, Science, Technology, and Innovation will create awareness, share information on available mechanisms and tools for SDGs implementation, apart from recommending approaches to accelerate progress towards 2030 Global Agenda. During the Forum, Heads of State/Government and Ministerial-level officials; representatives from United Nation agencies and other international organizations; members of the diplomatic community; stakeholders from private sector, research organization; academia and media, through dialogues, debates and group meetings will deliberate upon the ways and means for effective translation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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5th COMSATS-ISESCO-INIT International Conference on Agriculture, Biotechnology and Food Security: Role of ICTs, Monastir, Tunisia
Nov 4 – Nov 6 all-day