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:

CountryFocal PointLiaison Officer
BangladeshHon. Architect Yafesh Osman
Minister
Ministry of Science and Technology
Bangladesh Secretariat
Building No. 6, 9th Floor
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
Mr. Ziaul Hasan
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
ChinaH.E. Mr. Yin Hejun
Minister and Secretary of
CPC Leading Group
Ministry of Science and Technology
15B, Fu Xing Rd, Beijing 100862,
People’s Republic of China.
Tel.: (+86-10) 58881800; 58881320
Fax: (+86-10) 58881304
URL: www.most.gov.cn
Ms. Li Pei
Head of Division
Department of International Cooperation
Ministry of Science and Technology
15B, Fu Xing Rd Beijing
100862
People’s Republic of China
Tel.: (+86-10) 5888 1320
Fax: (+86-10) 5888 1304
Email: lipei@most.cn
URL: www.cistc.gov.cn
ColombiaDr. Yesenia Olaya Requene
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. 5201;
Fax: (+57-1) 6251788
Email:
URL: minciencias.gov.co

H.E. Dr. Sergio Cristancho
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
Tel: (+57-1) 6258480 ext. 2109;
Email: sergio.cristancho@udea.edu.co
URL: minciencias.gov.co
EgyptProf. Dr. Mahmoud M. Sakr
President
Academy of Scientific Research and Technology
101 El-Kasr El-Aini St
Cairo
Arab Republic of Egypt.
Tel.: (+20-2) 27921272; 27921274
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
GambiaH.E. Prof. Pierre Gomez
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
Email: info@moherst.gov.gm
URL: www.moherst.gov.gm
Dr. Yusupha Touray
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
Email: ps@moherst.org
URL: www.moherst.gov.gm
GhanaH.E. Dr. Kwaku Afriyie
Minister
Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation
P.O Box M 232, Accra,
Republic of Ghana
Tel.: (+233-302) 662626
Fax: (+233-302) 688913
Email: Kwaku.Afriyie@Mesti.gov.gh
URL: www.mesti.gov.gh
Mr. Patrick Nomo
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: Patrick.Nomo@mesti.gov.gh
IranH. E. Prof. Mohammad Ali Zolfigol
Minister
Ministry of Science, Research and Technology
Hormozan and Southern Piroozan Crossroads, Khovardin St., Sana’t Square
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Tel: (+98-21) 82234000
Fax: (+98-21) 82234008
Email: minister@msrt.ircisc@msrt.ir
URL: www.msrt.ir
Dr. Anvar Shalmashi
General Director
International Scientific Cooperation
and Khwarizmi Awards
Iranian Research Organization for Science &
Technology (IROST)
No. 71, Sh. Mousavi St., Enghelab Ave.
P.O. Box 15815-3538
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran,
Tel.: (+98-21) 56276345
Fax: (+98-21) 56276345
Email: shalmashi@irost.org
URL: http://en.irost.org
JamaicaHon. Daryl Vaz
Minister
Ministry of Science, Energy, Telecommunications and Transport
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
JordanProf. Mashhoor Al-Refai
Secretary General
Higher Council for Science and
Technology (HCST)
P.O.Box: 36 Jubeiha
Amman 11941, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Tel.: (+962-6) 5335286
Fax: (+962-6) 5340589
Email: m.refai@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
KazakhstanH.E. Mr. Sayasat Nurbek
Minister
Ministry of Science and Higher Education
8, Mangylyk El str.
010000, Astana,
Republic of Kazakhstan
Prof. Dr. Zhamila Aitzhanova
Vice Rector for Science and Innovation
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
Email: zhamila.aitzhanova@kaznu.edu.kz
URL: www.kaznu.kz/en

Korea (DPR)
Hon. Mr. Jang Chol
President
State Academy of Sciences
Kwahak-1 Dong, Unjong District
Pyongyang,
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
 
MoroccoH.E. Prof. Abdellatif Miraoui
Minister
Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation
Rue Idrissi Al Akbar, Hassan, B.P: 4500 Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco.
Tel.: (+212-537) 771822/23/25
Fax: (+212-537) 687255
Email: contact@enssup.gov.ma;
Abdellatif@miraoui.com
URL: www.enssup.gov.ma
Ms. Sanaa Zebakh
Director of Cooperation and Partnership
Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation
Rue Idrissi Al Akbar,
Hassan, B.P: 4500 Rabat
Kingdom of Morocco.
Tel : (+212-537) 217539, 515899
Fax : (+212-537) 217538
Email: sanaa.zebakh@yahoo.com
URL: www.enssup.gov.ma
NigeriaHon. Chief Uche Godfrey Nnaji
Minister
Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
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:
uche.nnaji@scienceandtech.gov.ng
URL: www.scienceandtech.gov.ng
Mr. James Sule
Permanent Secretary
Federal Ministry of Science & Technology
Federal Secretariat Complex Phase ll, (Buliet Building), Blocks D & E, P. M. B 331,
Garki Post Office Shehu Shagari Way,
Central Business Area,
Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Tel.: (+234-809) 2444487
Email: james.sule@scienceandtech.gov.ng
URL: www.scienceandtech.gov.ng
PakistanMr. Ali Tahir (Chairperson)
Additional Secretary (Incharge)
Ministry of Science and Technology
Government of Pakistan
Constitution Avenue, G-5/2,
Islamabad, Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Tel.: (+92-51) 9202790 / 9208026
Fax: (+92-51) 9204541
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
Email: dsa.ilmost@gmail.com
URL: www.most.gov.pk
PalestineH.E. Dr. Mahmoud Abu Mowais
Minister
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
Ramallah / Al-Masyoun – near the Water Authority
The State of Palestine
Tel: (+970) 2298 2600
Fax: (+970) 2295 4518
Email: mahmoud.abumouis@aaup.edu
URL: www.moehe.gov.ps
Dr. Shaher Zyoud
Director
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
Ramallah / Al-Masyoun – near the Water Authority,
The State of Palestine
Tel: (+970) 2298 2600
Email: Shaher.zyoud@mohe.pna.ps
URL: www.moehe.gov.ps
PhilippinesHon. Dr. Renato U. Solidum, Jr
Secretary
Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
2nd Floor, Heritage Building, DOST Building, Gen. Santos Avenue,
Bicutan, Taguig City, Metro Manila 1631
Republic of the Philippines.
Tel.: (+63-2) 88372071 to 82, 88372939
Fax: (+63-2) 88372937
Email: osec@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.phdostousecsts@gmail.com
URL: www.dost.gov.ph
SenegalHon. Dr El Hadji Abdourahmane DIOUF
Minister
Ministry of Higher Education,
Research and Innovation
Building Administratif, 5ème
Etage, Aile droite BP 36005,
Dakar, Republic of Senegal.
Tel: (221-33) 8423592; 8423592
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
SomaliaH.E. Farah Sheikh Abdulkadir
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
Email: minister@moe.gov.so
URL: https://moe.gov.so
Mr. Mohamed Abbi Hassan
Director General
Ministry of Education, Culture and
Higher Education
Government of Somalia, P.O. Box 1182,
Mogadishu
Federal Republic of Somalia
Tel: (+252-1) 653919
Email: dg@moe.gov.so
Sri LankaH.E. Dr. Ramesh Pathirana
Minister
Ministry of Industry
No. 73/1, Galle Road
Colombo 03
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
Tel: (+94) 12392149; 1122392150
Email: info@industry.gov.ik
URL: industry.gov.ik
Mrs. J. M. Thilaka Jayasundara
Secretary
Ministry of Industry
No. 73/1, Galle Road
Colombo 03
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
Tel: (+94) 11-2436123 / 2436124
Tel: (+94) 11-2449402
Email: sec.indus73@gmail.com
URL: industry.gov.ik
SudanH.E. Prof. Mohammed Hassan Dahib
Minister
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
Government of Sudan
Khartoum, Republic of the Sudan
Tel: (+249-18) 3744838
Email: mohe@mohe.gov.sd
URL: www.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
SyriaH.E. Prof. Dr. Bassam Bashir Ibrahim
Minister
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
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
TanzaniaHon. Prof. Adolf Mkenda
Minister
Minister of Education, Science & Technology
Block 10
College of Business Studies and Law
University of Dodoma
Dodoma, United Republic of Tanzania
Tel.: (+255-26) 2963533
Email: info@moe.go.tz
URL: www.moe.go.tz
Dr. Amos Mhunda Nungu
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.
Tel.: (+255-22) 2774023; 2771358
Email: dg@costech.or.tz
URL: www.costech.or.tz
TunisiaH.E. Prof. Moncef Boukthir
Minister
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
Avenue Ouled Haffouz – 1030
Tunis, Republic of Tunisia.
Tel.: (+216-71) 786300; 784747
Fax: (+216-71) 801701; 286050
Email: mes@mes.rnu.tn
URL: www.mes.tn

Prof. Mourad bellasoued
Director General of Scientific Research
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
Republic of Tunisia
Tel.: (+216-71) 835120
Email: mourad.bellassoued@enit.utm.tn

TürkiyeProf. Dr. Hasan Mandal
President
The Scientific and Technological Research
Council of Türkiye (TUBITAK),
Tunus Caddesi No:80, 06100 Kavaklıdere
Ankara, Republic of Türkiye.
Tel: (+90-312) 2981750
Fax: (+90-312) 4277483
Email: hmandal@tubitak.gov.tr
URL: www.tubitak.gov.tr/en
Dr. Orkun Hasekioglu
The Scientific and Technological Research
Council of Türkiye (TUBITAK),
Ankara, Republic of Türkiye
E-mail: orkun.hasekioglu@tubitak.gov.tr
URL: www.tubitak.gov.tr/en
UgandaDr. Martin Ongol
Executive Secretary (Acting)
Uganda National Council for Science & Technology (UNCST)
Plot 6, Kimera Road, Ntinda
P.O. Box 6884
Kampala, Republic of Uganda.
Tel.: (+256-414) 705500, 314800
Fax: (+256-414) 234579
Email: m.ongol@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
YemenHon. Prof. Dr. Khalid Ahmed Alwosabi
Minister
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
P.O. Box 11327, Aden – Mansoura
Republic of Yemen
Tel.: (+967-1) 1288912
Email: Aolwsabi2002@yahoo.com
Dr. Ali Aerjash
Deputy Minister
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
Sana’a, Republic of Yemen
Tel.: (+967-773) 294000
ZimbabweHon. Prof Amon Murwira
Minister
Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education,
Science and Technology Development
Government Composite Building, Block F and Block G, Cnr Samora Machel Avenue/ Simon Muzenda Street,
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