1st Meeting of the Steering Committee for OIC STI Agenda 2026
March 18-19, 2019
COMSTECH Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan

The first meeting of the Steering Committee for the implementation of the STI Agenda 2026 is being convened by COMSTECH on 18-19 March, 2019, at its Secretariat in Islamabad.  The Steering Committee has been constituted following the guidelines issued by the Astana Declaration of the 1st OIC Summit on Science and Technology, (Astana, September 2017). The OIC STI Agenda 2026 outlines priorities and targets for the advancement of Science and Technology in the Muslim countries. The OIC leaders called upon COMSTECH to establish a Steering Committee, comprising the relevant OIC institutions and to prepare an implementation plan for the OIC STI Agenda.

Pursuant to the mandate given by the OIC leaders, COMSTECH in consultation with the OIC General Secretariat has prepared a comprehensive Implementation Plan and constituted a Steering Committee comprising relevant OIC institutions. The Implementation Plan identifies various programs, activities, and implementing and partner institutions for each of the priority areas of the STI Agenda

The Steering Committee is proposed to meet biannually, to review the progress on the implementation of the programs and priorities adopted by the Summit and to make necessary recommendations to the Member States, wherever necessary.

The 1st Steering Committee meeting will meet to approve its draft Terms of Reference and review the Draft Implementation Plan of the STI Agenda.

The Steering Committee currently consists of the following institutions of the OIC:

  • Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH) - Chair
  • OIC General Secretariat, Saudi Arabia
  • Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC), Turkey
  • Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB), Saudi Arabia
  • Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), Morocco
  • Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS), Kazakhstan
  • Statistical, Economic, Social Research and Training Center for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), Turkey
  • Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA).  Karachi, Pakistan
  • Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS), Jordan
  • OIC Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT), Malaysia
  • Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC), Turkey
  • The Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF) , Turkey
COMSTECH News & Events
  • 18-19Mar,

    The 1st Meeting of the Steering Committee for the
    Implementation of the STI Agenda 2026 successfully
    concluded at the COMSTECH Secretariat Islamabad.

  • 20Feb,

    President for united efforts by Muslim countries
    to secure bright future.

  • 25-28Mar,

  • 8-10Apr,

    COMSTECH-ICGEB-NIBGE Joint Workshop on
    "Use of Genome Editing and Other New Breeding
    Technologies for Global Food Security"

  • 15Feb,

    Ambassador Naeem Khan, Assistant Secretary General OIC,
    visited COMSTECH 2019. Various S&T initiatives of
    COMSTECH, including the planned 1st Meeting of the
    Steering Committee (STI Agenda 2026), were discussed.

  • 06Feb,

    Executive Director SDPI Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri
    visited COMSTECH to discuss possible avenues of
    collaboration for SDGs implementation in OIC countries.

  • 2019

    Call for Nominations for the 69th Lindau Nobel
    Laureate Meeting Dedicated to Physics.

    (30-June to 05-July, 2019) Venue: Germany.

  • 26Dec,

    The Consular of the Embassy of Republic of
    Kazakhstan Mr. Arman Tynybek visited
    COMSTECH Secretariat

  • 2018

    Prof. M.Qasim Jan, Adviser COMSTECH was invited
    as key speaker on the occasion of World Science Day
    for Peace and Development (WSDPD) hosted by
    Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF).

  • Oct

    Govt to provide funds for promoting pharmaceutical
    research culture:

    Azam Swati (Federal Minister for Science & Technology)

  • 16Oct,

    Meeting between H.E. Mr. Furkat Sidikov,
    Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of
    Uzbekistan and Dr. S. Khurshid Hasanain,
    Adviser COMSTECH

  • 03Sep,

    The President of Pakistan in his capacity as
    Chairman COMSTECH has approved the look after
    charge of the post of Coordinator General
    COMSTECH to Dr. Tariq Banuri.

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