The OIC Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH) was established by the Third Islamic Summit held at Makkah, Saudi Arabia, in January 1981. Behind its set-up were the objectives to undertake follow up actions and implementation of the OIC resolutions, and to contribute towards strengthening the science and technology (S&T) capacity of the OIC member states through mutual cooperation, collaboration and networking of resources.

Since its inception, COMSTECH has taken many initiatives for the promotion of S&T in the OIC member states. Some of these programmes include research grants, training courses, travel support, institution building, establishment of Inter-Islamic Networks, Literature Search Service, etc. It also initiated a number of other activities summarized in Section 4 of this document. One of these is the establishment of COMSTECH Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) Policy Research Training Centre in 2006.

A major focus of COMSTECH has been on human resource development. Through joint research grants programmes with International Foundation for Science (IFS), Islamic Scientific, Educational and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), The Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO/EMRO), and Inter-Islamic Network on Water Resources Development and Management (INWRDAM), COMSTECH has awarded US$ 5.4489/- million to 518 projects during 1998-2014. Figure 1 gives details of the grants to various OIC member states, and Figure 2 depicts year-wise distribution of these grants

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  • 18-19Nov
    2019
    Plants Genetics
  • Nov
    2019
    Robotics
  • Nov
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    OIC Robotics Winner
  • 16Oct
    2019
    Brain -  Machine Interface

    A Public Lecture by Dr. Naweed. I. Syed “Brain –
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  • 27-31Oct
    2019
    OIC Robotics
  • 21Sep
    2019
    adviser

    COMSTECH delegate visits Malaysian institutions
    to accelerate implementation of OIC STI Agenda 2026


  • 20Sep
    2019
    FAO-COMSTECH

    Dr. Bo Zhou, the Senior Agricultural Officer at (FAO)
    had a meeting at COMSTECH head office
    Islamabad with Dr. Khurshid Hasanain
    (Adviser COMSTECH)


  • 04Sep
    2019
    comstech awards 2019
  • 18July
    2019

    QAU and COMSTECH organize International
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  • May
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    COMSTECH Awards
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