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

PROGRAMMES

SCIENCE DIPLOMACY PROGRAMME

As an organization advocating the centrality of science and technology for prosperity, human development and social progress for over 25 years among its Member States, COMSATS has long practiced the principles of Science Diplomacy in its conventional dimensions. This has helped raise awareness, facilitated scientific exchanges and allowed international collaborative projects and research under its umbrella. The recent launch of the COMSATS’ Science Diplomacy Programme is a new approach towards addressing needs of scientists, diplomats, journalists and policy-makers to build peace among nations using scientific knowledge and principles for allowing informed decision making.

The programme entails a COMSATS’ Science Ambassador Scheme, a series of lectures on Science contributing to International Diplomacy, Discussion forums on Contemporary Issues affected by science and other capacity building activities in the planes of Science popularization, advocacy and diplomacy.

Currently there are seven Science Ambassadors in different fields:

  • Science Ambassador Emeritus for Science Diplomacy
    Dr. Imtinan Elahi Qureshi
    Former Executive Director COMSATS
    Islamabad, Pakistan
    Email: imtinanq@comsats.net.pk

 

  • Science Ambassador for Biotechnology
    Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar
    Rector
    COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI)
    Park Road, Chak Shehzad Campus
    Islamabad, Pakistan
    Email: rector@comsats.edu.pk

 

  • Science Ambassador for Physics
    Dr. Arshad Saleem Bhatti
    Dean/ Professor
    Faculty of Science
    COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI)
    Park Road, Chak Shehzad Campus
    Islamabad, Pakistan
    Email: asbhatti@comsats.edu.pk

 

  • Science Ambassador for Engineering and Technology
    Dr. M. Sabieh Anwar
    Associate Professor
    Department of Physics
    Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering
    Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
    D.H.A, Lahore Cantt. 54792
    Lahore, Pakistan
    Email: sabieh@lums.edu.pk

 

  • Science Ambassador for Energy
    Dr. Nasrullah Khan
    Foreign Faculty Professor
    Department of Electrical Engineering
    COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI)
    Park Road, Chak Shehzad Campus
    Islamabad, Pakistan
    Email: nasrullahk@yahoo.com

 

  • Science Ambassador for Climate Change
    Dr. Athar Hussain
    Professor
    Department of Meteorology
    COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI)
    Park Road, Chak Shehzad Campus
    Islamabad, Pakistan
    Email: athar.hussain@comsats.edu.pk

 

  • Science Ambassador for Microbiology
    Prof. Dr. Habib Bokhari
    Department of Biosciences
    COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI)
    Park Road, Chak Shehzad Campus
    Islamabad, Pakistan
    Email: habib@comsats.edu.pk

COMSATS’ Lecture Series in Science Diplomacy

Prospects of Sino-Pak Agriculture Cooperation Highlighted at Roundtable Dialogue
Talk on South-South Cooperation Day and Bilateral cooperation between Pakistani and Chinese Institutions
Talk Highlighting Denmark’s Green Transition and Sustainable Practices Held at COMSATS
Scientific Perspective on Sustainable Development Goals for Pakistan (May 2016)
Biosurveillance: Science Needs for Microbial Forensics (April 2016)
Science Diplomacy: An Overview (March 2016)
UNFCCC, Koyoto Protocol and beyond (June 2015)

COMSATS’ Capacity Building and Sensitizing Activities

Observance of World Science Day for Peace and Development 
Webinar on Digital Health in COVID-19: Sharing Experiences of COMSATS’ South Asian Member States
Webinar on Challenges to Agriculture and their Solutions in the Global South
Webinar on Sustainable Water Governance in the Global South under Changing Climate
Observance of UN’s First Ever International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies
Observance of UN’s International Day for South-South Cooperation
Webinar on UN’s World Cities Day
Webinar on Breast Cancer Awareness
– COMSATS Seminar marks first UN’s International day for Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace
COMSATS Co-organizes Seminar on Science Diplomacy
COMSATS Co-organizes Seminar on Science DiplomacyCOMSATS-ECOSF Seminar on Science Communication & Journalism
Seminar on ‘Quality Science Education: Securing a Sustainable Future for All’

Discussion Forums and Networking
COMSATS hosts Discussion Session on Future of S&T System in Pakistan
COMSATS Explores Cooperation Avenues with ACDIS-II & Science Diplomacy Division, MoFA, Pakistan
COMSATS participated in 3rd Meeting of the FPCCI Bio-economy Committee
Consultative Meeting on COMSATS’ Forthcoming Accra Forum on S&T for Sustainable Development Held at Secretariat
President of Ghana Hosts COMSATS’ High-Profile Breakfast Meeting on the side-lines of African Union Summit
COMSATS Organizes Talk on “Air Pollution in Pakistan” In Commemoration of the Earth Day 2019
Roundtable Discussion on Science Diplomacy in the South
COMSATS’ Discussion Forum on ‘Science for a Sustainable Future’

Cooperative Agreements and Exchanges on Science Diplomacy
TWAS-COMSATS MoU
Participation of COMSATS’ Official in AAAS-TWAS Summer Course on Science & Diplomacy