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2nd COMSATS Consultative Committee Meeting, 1st May 2013, Accra, Ghana

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2nd Meeting of COMSATS Consultative Committee concluded in Ghana

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The 2nd meeting of COMSATS Consultative Committee was successfully held on 1st May 2013, in Accra-Ghana, under the chairmanship of Mr. Akhlaq Ahmad Tarar, Federal Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan. The meeting was held in conjunction with the 16th meeting of COMSATS Coordinating Council, and was jointly hosted by the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Government of Ghana, and COMSATS’ Centre of Excellence in Ghana, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). A joint inaugural ceremony was held earlier in the morning, which was attended by senior officials belonging to the diplomatic community, universities and R&D institutions in Accra, as well as the participants of the two meetings. The Ceremony included, Welcome Speech by Director-General CSIR; Introductory Remarks by Executive Director COMSATS; Address by the Chairperson Consultative Committee; Address by the Chairperson Coordinating Council; and a Message of the honourable Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Republic of Ghana, delivered by the Director-General CSIR.

Apart from the senior officials of COMSATS, the Committee meeting was attended by the representatives of COMSATS’ Focal Points in Bangladesh, Colombia, Egypt, Ghana, Iran, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Uganda. The meeting was also attended by the representatives of TWAS and UNESCO, and a member of COMSATS Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) as observers.

The meeting deliberated upon a nine-point agenda during its two technical sessions. The important matters discussed during the meeting pertained to the review of the 5-year Strategy of COMSATS, approved by Coordinating Council; strengthening the coordination between Focal Points and Centres of Excellence within Member States for facilitating the execution of programmes and activities of COMSATS; enhancing the role of Focal Points to address the financial issues facing COMSATS; overview of COMSATS’ activities and update on the follow-up of 2nd Commission Meeting of COMSATS; and implementation status of the decisions of the 1st Meeting of COMSATS Consultative Committee. Moreover, the participating delegates presented Country Statements that covered their respective governments’ stance on S&T-led sustainable development and recommendations for enhancing the effectiveness of programmes and activities of COMSATS in its Member States.

The appointed rapporteurs compiled the recommendations and decisions made during the meeting, which included: strong advices to ensure regular payments of Annual Membership Contributions by Member States as well as contributions towards the COMSATS’ Endowment Fund; constitution of a Technical Advisory Group, comprising the Focal Points in China, Colombia, Egypt, Iran and Nigeria; nominations of renowned R&D/S&T institutions as potential Centres of Excellence by Member States that are, at present, not represented in the Coordinating Council; as well as endorsement of COMSATS’ Future Strategy.

The meeting also appreciated the organization of the 2nd Commission Meeting of COMSATS at the level of representatives of Heads of State/Government in April 2012, and rotation of the Chairperson of COMSATS. The members of the Consultative Committee hoped that Ghana’s leadership will strengthen the organization, especially in the African region.

 

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Upcoming Events

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The 22nd Meeting of COMSATS Coordinating Council, 16-17 April 2019, Tianjin, China
Apr 16 – Apr 17 all-day

The Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) is pleased to announce the convening of the 22nd meeting of its Coordinating Council scheduled to be held in Tianjin, China, on 16 – 17 April 2019. The meeting will be hosted by COMSATS’ Centre of Excellence, the Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology (TIB), Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. The meeting programme includes a visit to TIB’s laboratories on 18th April 2019.

The Coordinating Council meets every year, inter alia, to: review the activities of COMSATS’ Network; follow up on the decisions and recommendations made in the previous meeting; and outline the future course of action.

Invitations and Confirmation of Participation

The Executive Director COMSATS has extended invitations to all members of the Coordinating Council. The representatives of some international partner organizations have also been invited to participate in the meeting as Observers.

COMSATS Headquarters is closely coordinating with the host institution (TIB) to ensure timely arrangements.

Agenda and Working Paper

The provisional Agenda of the meeting has been prepared. The detailed Working Paper and associated documents of the meeting are under preparation and will be electronically distributed to the Council members and other invitees during first half of March 2019.

For further details, please contact:

COMSATS Secretariat, Pakistan TIB, China

Mr. Tajammul Hussain
Advisor (Programmes)
COMSATS Headquarters
Shahrah-e-Jamhuriat, G-5/2
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: (+92-51) 9204892
Fax: (+92-51) 9216539
Email: tajammul@comsats.org

Mr. Farhan Ansari
Sr. Assistant Director (Programmes)
COMSATS Headquarters
Shahrah-e-Jamhuriat, G-5/2
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: (+92-51) 9214515-7
Fax: (+92-51) 9216539
Email: farhan@comsats.org

Prof. Dr. Jibin Sun
Deputy Director-General
Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology (TIB), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Tianjin, China
32 West 7th Avenue, Tianjin Airport Economic Area, Tianjin 300308, China
Tel: 0086-22-84861949
Fax: 0086-22-84861943
Email: sun_jb@tib.cas.cn

Ms. Qianqian Chai
Officer of Foreign Affairs and Academic Exchange
Division of Science and Technology Development
Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology (TIB), Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS)
32 West 7th Avenue, Tianjin Airport Economic Area, Tianjin 300308, China
Tel: +86-2284861925
E-mail: chai_qq@tib.cas.cn
http://english.tib.cas.cn

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