Third Meeting of the Joint Management Team of the Atlas Project
Date: 11-12 June 2011
Venue: Istanbul - Türkiye

The Third Meeting of the Joint Management Team (JMT) of the Atlas of Islamic World Science and Innovation Project was held during the period 11-12 June 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey under the Chairmanship of the General Secretariat of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). The meeting was attended by the representatives of project partners, namely OIC, Royal Society, SESRIC, Qatar Foundation, British Council, OIC Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH), Nature and the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO).

The main objective of the meeting was to review the status and progress of the project since the last JMT Meeting held in Istanbul on 3-4 October 2010, to examine lessons learned from the pilot phase of the project and devise appropriate methods to improve the process for further studies, as well as to collectively plan for the remainder of the project.

The Meeting reviewed the progress made so far in the Atlas Project concerning the country case studies and discussed several issues pertaining to the execution of the project, schedule of launching country reports, key events for profiling the project and future country studies. In addition to the ongoing country case studies, Malaysia, Pakistan, Egypt, Jordan and Qatar, the next tranche of countries were decided to be Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Nigeria and Senegal.

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