COMSTECH Consultative Meeting of OIC Organisations
Date: 24-26 December 2014
Venue: Islamabad - Pakistan

The Centre was represented in the COMSTECH Consultative Meeting of OIC Organisations in preparation to the OIC Summit on Science and Technology, which was held in Islamabad, Pakistan on 24-26 December 2014. The meeting was attended by OIC General Secretariat, COMCEC, SESRIC, IDB, ISESCO, IDB, International Islamic University in Uganda and Inter-Islamic Networks in Various Disciplines.

The meeting discussed focused proposals for the Summit which will enhance the collective capabilities of the OIC Member Countries in research, education, and economic application. In this regard, the meeting has reviewed the OIC Ten Year Plan of Action (TYPOA) and Vision 1441H, as well as the current state of S&T in OIC Countries, including human resources, expenditures on R&D, share of total patent applications, scientific publications and high-tech exports.