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

CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE

MEMBERS AND LIAISON OFFICERS OF THE CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE

The members of the Committee are the national scientific policy-making government institutions in Member States of COMSATS, dubbed as its ‘Focal Points’. The Chairman of the Consultative Committee is the ex-officio Focal Point of the host country, while the Executive Director COMSATS serves as the Secretary to the Committee.

The national focal points of COMSATS and, in some cases, their appointed Liaison Officers are listed below:

Country Focal Point Liaison Officer
Bangladesh Hon. Architect Yafesh Osman
Minister
Ministry of Science and Technology
Bangladesh Secretariat
Dhaka-1000
People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
Tel.: (+880-2) 9511066
Fax: (+880-2) 7169606; 9552323
Email: minister@most.gov.bd
URL: www.most.gov.bd
Md. Anwar Hossain
Senior Secretary (Incharge)
Ministry of Science and Technology
Bangladesh Secretariat
Dhaka-1000
People’s Republic of
Bangladesh.
Tel. ( +880-2) 9540144
Fax: (+880-2) 9576538
Email: secretary@most.gov.bd
URL: www.most.gov.bd
China H.E. Mr. Wang Zhigang
Minister
Ministry of Science and Technology
15B, Fu Xing Rd, Beijing 100862,
People’s Republic of China.
Tel.: (+86-10) 58881320, 58881321
Fax: (+86-10) 58881304
URL: www.most.gov.cn
Ms. Yang Xuemei
Director
Division of International Organizations and Conferences
Department of International Cooperation
Ministry of Science and Technology
15B, Fu Xing Rd Beijing
100862
People’s Republic of China
Tel.: (+86-10) 5888-1323
Fax: (+86-10) 5888-1324
Email: yangxm@most.cn
URL: www.cistc.gov.cn
Colombia H.E. Dr. Mabel Gisela Torres
Minister
Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
Avenida Calle 26 No. 57-83 -Torre 8,
Bogota, D.C.
Republic of Colombia.
Tel: (+57-1) 6258480 ext. 2109;
Hotline: 01-8000-914446
Fax: (+57-1) 6258481
Email: contacto@colciencias.gov.co
URL: minciencias.gov.co

H.E. Dr. Diego Hernandez
Vice Minister for Knowledge, Innovation and Productivity
Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
Avenida Calle 26 No. 57-83 -Torre 8,
Bogota, D.C.
Republic of Colombia
Egypt Prof. Dr. Mahmoud M. Sakr
President
the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology
101 El-Kasr El-Aini St
Cairo
Arab Republic of Egypt.
Tel.: (+20-2) 27921285-6
Fax: (+20-2) 27921270
Email: msakr@asrt.sci.eg
URL: www.asrt.sci.eg
Mrs. Abeer M. Attia
Acting Director General
The International Scientific Relations / Academy of Scientific Research and Technology
101 El-Kasr El-Aini St. PO: 11516
Cairo, Egypt
Tel: (+20-2) 27944351
Fax: (+20-2) 27921270
Email: attiaabeer6@gmail.com
attia_abeer@yahoo.com;
URL: www.asrt.sci.eg
Gambia H.E. Dr. Badara Joof
Minister
Ministry of Higher Education, Research,
Science and Technology
Senegambia Highway – Bijilo, Opposite Gambia Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GCCI) Building,
Bijilo, West Coast Region
Republic of The Gambia
Tel.: (+220-44) 66752
Fax: (+220-44) 65408
URL: www.moherst.gov.gm
Mr. Mod A.K Secka
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Higher Education, Research,
Science and Technology
Senegambia Highway – Bijilo, Opposite Gambia Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GCCI) Building,
Bijilo, West Coast Region
Republic of The Gambia
Tel.: (+220-44) 66752
Fax: (+220-44) 65408
URL:
Ghana H.E. Dr. Kwaku Afriyie
Minister
Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology
and Innovation
P.O Box M 232, Accra,
Republic of Ghana
Tel.: (+233-302) 666094, 662264, 660005
Fax: (+233-302) 688913
URL: www.mest.gov.gh
Mrs. Cynthia Asare Bediako
Chief Director
Ministry of Environment,
Science, Technology
and Innovation
P.O Box 232, Accra
Republic of Ghana
Tel.: (+233-302) 666049, 662264
Fax: (+233-302) 666828
Email: bediakocynthia@gmail.com
Iran H. E. Prof. Mohammad Ali Zolfigol
Minister
Ministry of Science, Research and Technology
Ustad Nejatullahi Ave., Central Building
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Tel: +9821-82234000
Fax: +9821-82234008
Email: minister@msrt.ir; cisc@msrt.ir
URL: www.msrt.ir
Dr. Alireza ALLAHYARI
General Director for International Cooperation and Khwarizmi Awards
Iranian Research
Organization for Science & Technology (IROST)
Sh. Ehsani Rad St., Enqelab St., Parsa Sq., Ahmadabad Mostoufi Rd., Azadegan Highway, P. O. Box 33535-111,
Tehran 33131-93685
Islamic Republic of Iran.
Tel.: (+98-21) 56276345
Mobile : (+98-912)4590061
Fax: (+98-21) 56276345
Email: int@irost.ir; allahyari@irost.ir
URL: http://en.irost.org
Jamaica Hon. Daryl Vaz
Minister
Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology
PCJ Building, 36 Trafalgar Road
Kingston 10
Jamaica, West Indies.Tel.: (+876) 929-8990-9
Fax: (+876)960-1623
Email: dvaz@mset.gov.jm
URL: www.mset.gov.jm
Mrs. Carol Palmer, CD, JP
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology
PCJ Building, 36 Trafalgar Road,
Kingston 10
Jamaica, West Indies
Jordan Hon. Dr. Dia-Eddin Arafah
Secretary General
Higher Council for Science and
Technology (HCST)
P.O.Box: 36 Jubeiha
Amman 11941, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.Tel.: (+962-6) 5335282
Fax: (+962-6) 5340589
Email: dia.arafah@hcst.gov.jo
URL: www.hcst.gov.jo
Engr. Rasha Smadi
Acting Director
International Cooperation Department
Higher Council for Science & Technology (HCST)
P.O.Box: 36 Jubeiha Amman 11941,
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Tel: (+962-6) 53 35 283/ 53 40 401 Ext:238
Fax: (+962-6) 534 0589
Email: Rasha.Smadi@hcst.gov.jo
URL: www.hcst.gov.jo
Kazakhstan H.E. Mr. Askhat Aymagambetov
Ministry of Education and Science
010000, Astana,
8, Mangylyk El str., Nur-Sultan,
Republic of Kazakhstan
Tel.: (+7-7172) 742428, 742425, 742428, 742416
Fax: (+7-7172) 742416
Email: press@edu.gov.kz
URL: www.edu.gov.kz
Mr. Tlekkabul Ramazanov
Vice-Rector for Research & Innovations
Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
050040, 71, al-Farabi Ave., Almaty,
Republic of Kazakhstan
Tel: (+7-727) 377 33 33 ext. 1122, +7 727 377 31 89
Fax: +7 727 377 31 89
URL: www.kaznu.kz/en

Korea (DPR)
Mr. Jang Chol
President
State Academy of Sciences
Kwahak-1 Dong, Unjong District
Pyongyang,
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Morocco H. E. Professor Saaid Amzazi
Minister of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research
Rue Idrissi Al Akbar, Hassan, B.P: 4500 Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco.
Tel.: (+212-537) 771822/23/25
Fax: (+212-537) 687255
Email: contact@men.gov.ma
URL: www.men.gov.ma
Dr. Anass Bennani
Chef de Cabinet du
Ministre de l’
Enseignement Supérieur,
de la Recherche
Scientifique et de la
Formation des Cadres
Rue Idrissi Al Akbar,
Hassan, B.P: 4500 Rabat
Kingdom of Morocco.
Tel : (+212-537) 217539
/ (+212-661) 515899
Fax : (+212-537) 217538
Email:
anassbennani@gmail.com;
a.bennani@enssup.gov.ma
URL: www.enssup.gov.ma
Nigeria Hon. Dr Ogbonnaya Onu
Minister
Federal Ministry of Science & Technology Federal Secretariat Complex Phase ll
(Buliet Building), Blocks D & E, P. M. B 331, Garki Post Office ShehuShagari Way,
Central Business Area, Abuja
Federal Republic of Nigeria
Tel.: (+234-803) 6182224
Email:
URL: www.scienceandtech.gov.ng
Pharm. Abayomi Oguntunde
Director
Bioresources Technology Research & Development
Department of Bioresources Development
Federal Ministry of Science & Technology
Federal Secretariat Complex
Phase ll (Buliet Building), Block E,
Shehu Shagari Way, Abuja
Federal Republic of Nigeria
Email: yomi_za@yahoo.com
URL: www.scienceandtech.gov.ng
Pakistan Dr. Akhtar Nazir (Chairperson)
Federal Secretary
Ministry of Science and Technology
Government of Pakistan
Constitution Avenue, G-5/2,
Islamabad, Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Tel.: (+92-51) 9203416
Fax: (+92-51) 9205376
Email: secretary@most.gov.pk
URL: www.most.gov.pk
Mr. Zain-ul-Abadin
Joint Scientific Adviser (IL)
Ministry of Science and Technology
Government of Pakistan
Constitution Avenue, G-5/2,
Islamabad, Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Tel.: (+92-51) 9202225
Fax: (+92-51) 9204711
Palestine H.E. Prof. Mahmoud Abu Mowais
Minister
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
Headquarters – Ramallah – Masyoun – Near the Water Authority
The State of Palestine
Tel: (+970) 22983200
Fax: (+970) 22983222
Email: moe.office.p@gmail.com
URL: www.moehe.gov.ps
Dr. Ahmad Othman
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
Ramallah / Al-Masyoun – near the Water Authority,
The State of Palestine
Philippines Hon. Fortunato T. De La Peña
Secretary
Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
DOST Building, Gen. Santos Avenue
Bicutan, Taguig City
Metro Manila 1631
Republic of the Philippines.
Tel.: (+63-2) 8372939
Fax: (+63-2) 8372937
Email: ftdelapena@dost.gov.ph
URL: www.dost.gov.ph
Dr. Leah J. Buendia
Assistant Secretary for International Cooperation
2nd Floor, DOST Main Building,
DOST Complex
General Santos Avenue, Bicutan
Taguig City, Philippines.
Tel: (+63-2) 837 7494
Fax: (+63-2) 837 2071 local 2530
Email: cmyorobe@dost.gov.ph; dostousecsts@gmail.com
URL: www.dost.gov.ph
Senegal Hon. Dr. Cheikh Oumar Anne
Minister
Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur,
des Universités, des Centres Universitaires
Régionaux et de la Recheche Scientifique
Building Administratif, 5ème Etage –
Aile droite BP 36005, Dakar,
Republic of Senegal.
Tel: (221-33) 889 81 31
Fax: (221-33) 822 45 63
Tel.: (+221-33) 8497552
Fax: (+221-33) 8224563
URL: www.mesr.gouv.sn
Prof. Amadou Gallo Diop
Director General (Research and Innovation)
Ministère de l’Enseignement
Supérieur,
des Universités, des Centres Univrsitaires
et de la Recherche Scientifique
Building Administratif – 5ème Etage –
BP: 36005 – Dakar –
Republic of Senegal
Tel.: (+221-33) 849 7143 /33 849 7552
Fax: (+221-33) 33 822 45 63
Email : URL: www.recherche.gouv.sn
Somalia Hon Eng. Abdullahi Abukar Haji
Minister
Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education
Government of Somalia
P.O. Box 1182 Mogadishu
Federal Republic of Somalia
Tel: (+252 1) 653919
Fax: (+252 8) 73150162
Sri Lanka Hon. Prof. G.L. Peiris
Minister
Ministry of Education
Isurupaya, Battaramulla – Pannipitiya Rd, Battaramulla 10120
Colombo 07
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
Prof. K. Kapila C. K. Perera
Secretary
Ministry of Education
3rd Floor, Sethsiripaya Stage I,
Battaramulla
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
Tel: (+94) 112 879 410
Fax: (+94) 112 879 412
Email: info@mostr.gov.lk
URL: www.mostr.gov.lk
Sudan H. E. Dr. Intisar Sigheiroun Alezein
Minister
Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research
Government of Sudan
Khartoum, Sudan
Email: info@mohe.gov.sd
Dr. Mohammed Mahgoub Hassan Specialist Bio-pesticides, NRRI,
National Centre for Research,
P.O. Box.: 2404,
Khartoum, Republic of the Sudan
Tel: +249-122255050,
Fax: +249183770701,
Email: mohkadis@yahoo.com
Syria Prof. Dr. Bassam Ibrahim
Minister
Ministry of Higher Education
Mezzeh Gamarik Square, P.O. Box 9251
Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic.
Tel:(+963-11) 213 3120, 2129907
Fax: : (+963-11) 2127550
Email: minister@moh.gov.sy
URL: www.mohe.gov.sy
Prof. Dr. Khalil Ajami
President of Syrian Virtual University
Ministry of Higher Education building
Mezzeh Gamarik Square, Palestine Street, P.O.Box: 35329
Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
Tel.: (+963-11) 21499530, 21499531,
Cell: (+963-933) 575859, (963-930) 313131
Fax: (+963-11) 21499534
E-mail: khajami@svuonline.org , svu_president@svuonline.org
URL: www.svuonline.org
Tanzania Hon. Prof. Joyce Ndalichako
Minister
Minister of Education, Science & Technology
Block 10
College of Business Studies and Law
University of Dodoma
P.O.Box 10
Dodoma, TanzaniaPhone: +255 26 296 3533
Email: info@moe.go.tz
URL: www.moe.go.tz
Dr. Amos Muhunda Nungu
Acting Director General
Tanzanian Commission for
Science & Technology (COSTECH)
Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road,
P.O. Box 4302, Bagamoyo Road,
Dar es Salaam,
The United Republic of Tanzania.
Email: anungu@costech.or.tz
URL: www.costech.or.tz
Tunisia H.E. Prof. Olfa Benouda Sioud
Minister
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
Avenue Ouled Haffouz – 1030 Tunis
Republic of Tunisia.
Tel.: (+216-71) 786300
Fax: (+216-71) 801701
URL: www.mes.tn
Prof. Samia Charfi
Director General – Scientific Research
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
Republic of Tunisia
Turkey Prof. Dr. Hasan Mandal
President
The Scientific and Technological Research
Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Ankara,
Republic of Turkey
E-mail: hmandal@tubitak.gov.tr
URL: www.tubitak.gov.tr/en
Dr. Orkun Hasekioglu
The Scientific and Technological Research
Council of Turkey (TUBITAK),
Ankara, Republic of Turkey
E-mail: orkun.hasekioglu@tubitak.gov.tr
URL: www.tubitak.gov.tr/en
Uganda Dr. Martin Ongol
Executive Secretary (Acting)
Uganda National Council for Science & Technology
Plot 6, Kimera Road, Ntinda
P.O. Box 6884
Kampala,
Republic of Uganda.Tel.: (+256-414) 705500/ (+256 312) 314800
Fax: (+256-414) 234579
Email: info@uncst.go.ug
URL: www.uncst.go.ug
Mr. Ismail Barugahara
Head Science, Technology and Policy Coordination Division
Uganda National Council for Science and Technology
Plot 3/5/7 Nasser Road
P.O. Box 6884, Kampala
Republic of Uganda.Tel.: (+256-414) 705500 / 250499
Fax: (+256-414) 234579
Email: info@uncst.go.ug
URL: uncst.go.ug
Yemen Hon. Prof Dr. Khalid Ahmed Alwosabi
Minister
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
Sana’a, Republic of Yemen
Zimbabwe Hon. Prof Amon Murwira
Minister
Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education,
Science and Technology Development
17th Floor, Livingstone House, 48 Samora Machel Ave, Harare,
Republic of Zimbabwe
Tel.: (+263-4) 794101; 794117; 794129
Fax: (+263-4) 794175; 734986
URL: www.mhtestd.gov.zw
Professor Mqhele E. Dlodlo
Vice Chancellor
National University of Science and Technology
Cnr. Gwanda Road/Cecil Avenue
P.O. Box AC 939 Ascot
Bulawayo, Republic of Zimbabwe.
Tel: +263-9-282842, ext. 2001
Fax: (+263-9) 286803
Email: vice-chancellor@nust.ac.zw
URL: www.nust.ac.zw