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Report of Coordinator General, COMSTECH 2011
Report of Coordinator General,
COMSTECH
2011-2016
Executive Summary
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. Its mandate has been 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 several initiatives for the promotion of S&T in the
OIC member states. These include:
a.
Research Grants,
b.
Advanced Training Courses in Emerging Sciences and Technology as well as Design
of S&T policies,
c.
Travel Support for scientists from OIC countries,
d.
Institution Building,
e.
Establishment of Inter-Islamic Networks in Thematic Areas,
f.
Literature Search Service.
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 in Trieste, Italy), The Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office of the World Health
Organization (WHO/EMRO), and Inter-Islamic Network on Water Resources Development
and Management (INWRDAM). The summary of COMSTECH research grants programmes
funded during 2011-16 is given in Table-2 at page 5.
COMSTECH has awarded US$ 2.395 million since 2011 (a total of US$ 5.531 million to 572
projects since 1998). Summary of total research projects awarded since 1998 is
given in table-1 below. Figure 1 gives details of the grants to various OIC member states,
and Figure 2 depicts year-wise distribution of these grants.
Table 1
Period
Countries
Projects
US$ (m)
1998-2010
38
313
3.136
2011-2016
44
259
2.395
572
5.531
Total, 1998-2016
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1998-2016
2011-16
Afghanistan (1)
Albania (1)
Algeria (4)
Bahrain (2)
Bangladesh (32)
Benin (14)
Burkina Faso (18)
Cameroon (26)
Cote d'Ivoire (16)
Djibouti (1)
Egypt (31)
Gabon (2)
Gambia (3)
Indonesia (19)
Iran (45)
Iraq (2)
Jordan (11)
Lebanon (9)
Malaysia (89)
Mali (9)
Mauritania (1)
Morocco (26)
Mozambique (5)
Niger (8)
Nigeria (28)
Oman (1)
Pakistan (102)
Palestine (6)
Senegal (12)
Sierra Leone (4)
Somalia (1)
Sudan (11)
Suriname (1)
Syria (2)
Togo (11)
Tunisia (24)
Turkey (5)
Uganda (16)
US$
1,000,000
900,000
800,000
700,000
600,000
500,000
400,000
300,000
200,000
100,000
0
Fig. 1: Joint research grants of COMSTECH with EMRO-WHO, IFS, ISESCO, TWAS and
INWRDAM. In parentheses are numbers of the projects supported.
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2011 - 2016
US$
600,000
500,000
400,000
300,000
200,000
100,000
0
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
Fig. 2: COMSTECH-EMRO, -IFS, -ISESCO, and -TWAS, Joint Research Grants awarded
during 2011-2016.
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COMSTECH initiated a major program of advanced training courses / thematic workshops in
2006. Under this, 65 courses were organized in cutting edge fields of S&T and trained 1,657
participants from 25 OIC member states and three Non-OIC countries. Some 638 experts,
including 200 from abroad, volunteered to act as resource persons. In parallel with this
series of thematic workshops, COMSTECH also organized regular training courses and
workshops related to entrepreneurship and science policy, spanning 3 days to 4 weeks.
Since 2006, 683 pesons were trained in 23 workshops with 278 participants from 31 OIC
member states. The number of resource persons who conducted these training courses
were 140 included 72 experts from abroad.
Current and Future Programmes
1.
The Ten Year S&T Programme: COMSTECH has prepared a Ten Year Plan of
action for S&T in OIC Member States, through extensive consultations and discussions
with 157 leading scientists from 20 countries of the OIC region, as well as from the EU
and USA. It lays stress on the basic sciences in addition to some Big Science
programmes which can and should be implemented through multinational efforts for
reducing costs and strengthening collaboration. This Document will be discussed
during the Meetings of the 30th Executive Committee and 15th General Assembly of
COMSTECH, 30th May – 1st June, 2016.
2.
In the context of this Plan, COMSTECH has already started advanced thematic training
workshops in emerging sciences. Details of planned events for 2016-17 are given in
Annex-I. The first three events already held since January 2016 are:
a.
Integrating Clinical Pharmacy Education, Practice & Research: Bridging the Gap
was held on February 22-24, 2016 at COMSTECH with 39 participants from 8
OIC member states
b.
Application of Nuclear Radiation in Agriculture, Medicine, Non-Destructive
Testing and Nuclear Regulatory Practices was held on April 18-23, 2016 with 35
participants from 10 OIC member countries
c.
Genomics and Genome Editing was held on May 24-27, 2016 at FCCU Lahore in
Pakistan with 33 participants from 13 OIC countries, in addition to 3 international
resource persons.
3.
Details are available in the Document of the Ten Year Plan of Action 2016-25. This has
been circulated to the delegates.
4.
An important component of the Plan is the Ibn Al Haitham Programme, which is
intended to encourage exchange of scientists across member States – an internal
Transfer of Technology and Knowledge. The host country / Institution will provide
local hospitality for periods up to 3 months, while travel and subsistence grants will be
provided by COMSTECH. The selection of the scientists will be done by panels of
experts drawn from Member States.
5.
To encourage new start-ups in high technology, a Venture Capital Fund has also been
proposed for use in OIC countries.
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6.
MoUs have been signed with the Lindau Nobel Laureates Group and IROST in Iran.
The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings are annual, scientific conferences held in Lindau,
Germany since 1951. These Meetings attract 20 or more Nobel Laureates who interact
with young scientists. The aim of the meetings is to excite the young minds through
interaction with Nobel Laureates and the international scientific community. The
opportunity for participants to form international networks of scientists is also
regarded as a prime objective by the organizers. COMSTECH will sponsor up to 20
(twenty) undergraduates, doctoral students or postdoctoral fellows in the disciplines of
physics, chemistry or physiology/medicine. The same number applies for
interdisciplinary meetings. The COMSTECH Economics delegation will be comprised of
up to 15 doctoral students or postdoctoral fellow nominated by COMSTECH.
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COMSTECH will cover a part i.e. € 2,500/- of the total of cost € 5,000/- of their
accepted nominees in addition to the travel costs to Lindau and back.

COMSTECH has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IROST (Iran) for
exchange of postdoctoral fellows, holding annual exhibitions and regional
workshops/conferences annually to facilitate knowledge transfer. I.R Iran will offer
training in mutually agreed areas of Science and Technology to OIC Member States
and will also support COMSTECH Networks in Iran.

Draft MoU's are under preparation with other organizations such as International
Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA) in Austria, European Organization for
Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva and with International Nuclear Fusion Research
and Engineering (ITER) in France.
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Introduction
1.
Background: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ministerial Standing
Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH) was established
in 1981 under the chairmanship of the President of Pakistan. The Committee was
mandated to undertake follow-up-actions and implementation of the resolutions of
OIC, to study all possible means of strengthening cooperation among member states,
and to draw up programs and submit proposals designed to increase the capability of
the Muslim countries in science and technology (S&T). Also, it was entrusted to enable
the OIC member states to use S&T and innovation as a major contributor to socioeconomic development and rapid industrialization
2.
The Mission: The mission of COMSTECH is to contribute towards strengthening the
individual and collective capacity of OIC member states in S&T through mutual
cooperation, collaboration and networking of resources. It works to enable the OIC
member states to use S&T as a major contributor to socio-economic development and
rapid industrialization.
3.
Mandate and Objectives: The objectives of COMSTECH include (i) Assessment of
human and material resources of the member states and determination of scientific
and technological needs and requirements of the Ummah, (ii) Building of indigenous
capabilities of member states in the fields of science and technology through
cooperation and mutual assistance, (iii) Enhancing cooperation and coordination in
scientific and technological areas amongst the OIC member states with a view to
achieving collective strength in science and technology for solution of the problems of
the OIC member states, and (iv) Creation of an effective institutional structure for
planning, research, development and monitoring of scientific and technological
activities at national, regional, and international levels.
4.
COMSTECH Partners: COMSTECH functions in collaboration with member states of
the OIC and maintains working relations with all their major Scientific and
Technological Institutions, as well as some other international organizations. The latter
include The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Islamic Scientific, Educational and
Cultural Organization (ISESCO), Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS), Islamic
Development Bank (IDB), Global Environment Facility (GEF), United Nations Education
Program (UNEP), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), International
Foundation for Science, Stockholm (IFS), etc.
5.
COMSTECH has always endeavored to take new initiatives to achieve its aims and
objective. This report gives a comprehensive account of COMSTECH Programs and
activities for capacity building in S&T conducted during 2011 to 2016, ultimately aimed at
socio-economic development of the OIC member states. It gives detailed information on
the progress of research grants, workshops, training courses and travel grants. Summary
of other initiatives has also been given so that the reader can have an in-depth insight of
COMSTECH programmes and achievements.
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Table 2. Summary of COSMTECH Research Grants Programmes, 2011-16
Programme
Countries
Projects
COMSTECH / TWAS
16
161
1,193,000
COMSTECH-IFS
24
92
1,155,004
COMSTECH / WHO-EMRO
4
6
47,250
Total
259
Value in US$
2,395,254
COMSTECH Cooperation Program with TWAS
To facilitate young scientists conducting research within the OIC region, COMSTECH
launched a joint program of research grants with The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS,
Trieste, Italy) in May 2009. This Program in science and technology enables young
researchers to apply for grants of up to US$15,000.
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The program aims at encouraging the pursuit of scientific excellence in OIC countries by
identifying and supporting their best young scientists; reinforcing and promoting scientific
research and strengthening indigenous capacity in science and technology. This helps to
counteract the brain-drain and the exodus of scientific talent from the OIC countries. During
2011-2016 this programme has benefitted 161 projects from 16 OIC member states by
disbursing US$ 1.193 million For details see Annex – II.
COMSTECH-IFS Research Grants Program
COMSTECH signed a MoU with IFS in 1998, for strengthening of S&T in the OIC
member states. The joint Program is valuable because of the similarity of the mandates
and strong common interests in capacity building of the two organizations in the field
of science. The purpose of the collaboration is to enhance research capability within
the OIC region, and to reap a rich harvest by obtaining matching grants from IFS (US$
0.1 million/year) for scientists and institutions of OIC member states.
This important program has financed 275 projects since 1998 in various disciplines in 32
member states of the OIC, with total funding of US$ 2.944 million. This includes the amount
of US$1.155 million disbursed since 2011. Country-wise distribution of the grants from 2011
to 2016 is given in Annex – III.
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COMSTECH-EMRO/WHO Research Grants
The Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO/EMRO)
and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Standing Committee for Science and
Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH) established a joint grant in 2004 to support
research in EMR countries (all of which are members of OIC) in applied Biotechnology and
Genomics. The overall purpose behind the initiation of the grant was to promote research,
encourage networking, generate new knowledge and stimulate the application of
biotechnology and genomic driven interventions in health care.
Under COMSTECH-EMRO/WHO joint program thirty three research projects were
implemented since 2005, nine Member States of OIC (Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon,
Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia) have received US$ 268,515/-. For details on
this program see Annex – IV. Currently this program is suspended.
COMSTECH Travel Grants Programme
This programme was started in 2001. Six scientists from Pakistan, Turkey and Bangladesh
have been awarded US$ 5,109/- under this program during 2011-2016. Since its inception
36 scientists from 8 OIC member states have benefited from this program.
COMSTECH Thematic Workshops Programme
In 2006, COMSTECH started the
program for offering advanced training
through thematic symposia and
courses in frontier technologies. The
ultimate aim was to build capacity of
young scientists in the Islamic world,
and to develop strategies to find
solutions through the applications of
advanced
technologies.
These
strategies are hoped to provide
guidance and prescribed agenda of
research
for
various
university
laboratories
and
Research
and
Development organizations. Within emerging sciences and technologies, biotechnology
remained a major focus with the main outcomes directed towards research programs geared
to impact national economies.
The first phase of this program started in Aug. 2006, and was completed in June 2009. The
total cost in this phase amounted to US$ 0.566 million. This program was jointly sponsored
by COMSTECH and the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.
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Originally, it was planned to
organize 10 thematic training
courses to benefit 200 researchers
over a period of two years. The
project was later revised and
extended till June 2009 and,
instead, 19 international training
courses were offered within the
same budget. Resource persons
from Australia, Bangladesh, China,
Cuba, Germany, Iran, Italy,
Netherlands, South Africa, Spain,
Sweden, Turkey, U.A.E., U.K., and
U.S.A., made themselves available
to train 437 scientists from 23 OIC member states. In addition a number of resource
persons from Pakistani universities and institutes who were actively involved in research
were also invited to conduct training sessions. It is worth mentioning that all presentations
given in each training course are put on COMSTECH website (www.comstech.org) for one
month for the benefit of all concerned in the OIC.
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Looking at the success of the training courses, COMSTECH decided to revive the program in
2011. During this phase, 46 courses have been organized to-date at a cost of US$
0.333 million. These training courses covered broad areas of Science and Technology, and
have brought together a large number of young scientists from OIC member states to
update their knowledge and develop future collaborations.
The 46 training courses of this phase were attended by 1,220 participants from 26
countries, from Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Cameroon, China, Egypt, Indonesia,
Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Malaysia, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar,
Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, and UAE. They were
trained by 160 resources persons from Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, China, Egypt,
France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Malaysia, Morocco, Nepal, New Zealand,
Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Romania, Slovenia, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand,
Turkey, UAE, UK, USA, and 412 from Pakistan. Judging from the feedback received from
the participants, COMSTECH intends to continue with this activity.
Eight workshops had been organized in 2006 and 2007 and eleven thematic workshops were
organized during 2008-2009. The list of workshops and training programs held during 20112016 is given in Annex – V
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BRIEF SUMMARY OF OTHER COMSTECH INITIATIVES
In addition to the above detailed programs, COMSTECH has been engaged in a number of
other S&T activities. These are briefly dealt with in the following.
1.
COMSTECH Cooperation Program with IROST
The Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST) organizes the
annual Khwarizmi International Award (KIA). The aim of this award is to acknowledge the
efforts by researchers, innovators and inventors, both in Iran and abroad and to appreciate
their invaluable achievements and contributions to various fields of science and technology.
COMSTECH has been contributing US$5000/- annually towards this program since Twelfth
Khwarizmi International Award and has so far contributed US$41,000/- to IROST.
2.
Islamic World Academy of Sciences
Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS) located in Amman, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan,
is an important COMSTECH institution that is non-political, non-governmental, independent
body, comprising of eminent scientists committed and dedicated to the promotion of science
and technology in the OIC region. Islamic Academy of Sciences functions under the
Patronage of the President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and His Royal Highness Prince Al
Hassan bin Talal of Jordan. COMSTECH has contributed US$800,500/-. to support the
activities of this institution.
3.
Directory of Active Scientists
Activated during the biennium of 1996-1997, the project has continued to move forward
despite of resource limitations. This massive publication comprises of internationally
abstracted information in agriculture, biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, and
medical technology from thousands of scientific journals arranged according to fields and
sub fields offering library search facility. On account of its wide acceptability and active role
that the publication is now playing in creating joint programs and collaborations among the
OIC scientific community, the Directory of Active Scientists is accepted as a major resource
by the research community of the OIC scientists. COMSTECH completed 16 volumes
(21,997 pages) in 2012, a covering research publication of scientists from fifty-seven
Member States of OIC. This massive database is now available on http://www.comstech.org
with electronic search facility. It is now being updated.
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4.
Financial Assistance for Conferences/ Workshops in OIC States
COMSTECH is an active supporter of scientific events including seminars, workshops,
symposia, training programs and conferences throughout the OIC region. The support is
available to scientific community on merit and on availability of funds.
Years
Countries
Events
1996-2010
22
167
2011-2016
9
31
Events in Pakistan and abroad
US$
90 in Pakistan
347,000
77 Abroad
649,711
18 in Pakistan
40,000
13 Abroad
65,275
Detailed list is given in Annex – VI
5.
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Scientific Literature Search Service
COMSTECH purchased scientific databases and started free Scientific Literature Search
Service which continued to flourish during the past sixteen years (1999 to 2014) as
COMSTECH received 14,206 requests from scientists and sent 30.665 GB (about 15 million
pages) of scientific information to researchers in 20 member states of the OIC including
People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sultanate of Brunei
Darussalam, Djibouti, Republic of Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Iraq,
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Malaysia, Kingdom of Morocco, Republic of Mozambique,
Sultanate of Oman, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Republic of
Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of Turkey, United Arab
Emirates and Republic of Yemen. COMSTECH invested US$42,691 during 2008-2010 to
upgrade its databases and further improved this program.
During the last six years, 2011 to 2016, 206 requests from Pakistan, Iraq, Jordan and
Malaysia have been processed by providing 2.14 GB of data.
6.
1.
COMSTECH AWARDS
Basic Sciences – Biennial Awards
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological
Cooperation (COMSTECH) has decided to recognize outstanding work carried out by
scientists in OIC member states by offering a number of awards. COMSTECH General
Assembly, through awards, honors distinguished individuals whose work/ technical
innovations in science have led to important scientific contributions, discoveries, processes,
and inventions. These awards carry a cash prize of US dollars 5000/- and a shield of honor
for each recipient of an Award.
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The President of Pakistan/Chairman COMSTECH has so far given away COMSTECH Awards
in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics to fifteen scientists from Egypt,
Iran, Jordan, Pakistan, Sudan and Turkey. List of COMSTECH awards winners is given in
Annex – VII.
Eleven nominations were received for Physics award this year. Referees unanimously
recommended Dr. Altuğ Özpineci of Middle East Technical University, Turkey for the award.
For award in Mathematics seventeen nominations were received. Dr. Tasawar Hayat of
Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan is recommended unanimously by the referees
for the award.
2.
Awards for excellence in science & technology - US$3000 and shield
The awards were introduced in 2009.
a.
COMSTECH most talented Young Scientists Award
Scientists under the age of 40 can participate for this award.
Fifty-nine applications were received in this award category. Dr. Muhammad Farooq of
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad is honored with this award.
b.
Best Scientific Book
COMSTECH Best Scientific Book Award is for the author of an outstanding scientific
book published by international renowned publisher during the last three years. No
award has been given in this category.
c.
Best Research Paper
This award recognizes an outstanding research paper published in an international
journal.
Fifty-six applications were received in this award category. Dr. Zia-ur-Rehman of Kohat
University of Science and Technology, Kohat won this award.
d.
Best Patent
The award recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions to their respective
field of discovery that have had lasting impact in furthering the theory and or
development of commercial systems. No award has been given in this category.
7.
S&T and Innovation: Policy Research & Training
The Fourth OIC Summit held in 1984 in Morocco asked COMSTECH to initiate a series of
thematic Training Workshops on Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) Policy Research &
Training. The programme was launched in 2006.
The aims and objectives of the programme are:
a.
Act as a think-tank specializing in providing high-quality advisory services on STI to
OIC member states;
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b.
build capacity in STI by offering training for public policy makers, researchers,
entrepreneurs and business managers;
c.
Initiate and conduct research on STI policy issues and to assist in the formulation
and review of STI policy making in OIC member states;
d.
Provide a forum for consultation and collaboration for STI policy makers and
implementers, academic and research fraternity and the business community in OIC
member states; and
e.
Develop collaborative linkages between well established STI Policy research and STI
Policy advisory institutions in OIC member states and with world’s best institutions.
For detailed activity report of STI policy research & training programme see Annex – VIII.
8.
COMSTECH-ISESCO Joint Workshops
In addition to the Research Grants Program, COMSTECH and ISESCO jointly organized a
number of international workshops. These include:
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a.
COMSTECH-ISESCO-ISNET Expert Meeting for Development of Data-sharing and
Technical Experience-sharing for Cost-effective Operation and Maintenance of
National Satellite Earth Stations, 12-15 July 2011, Islamabad, Pakistan
b.
COMSTECH-ISESCO-INWRDAM Training Program on Household Water Recycling
Technologies, July 2011, Amman, Jordan
c.
COMSTECH-ISESCO Regional Training Course on Use of Information Technology for
Small Scale Farming Communities in Rural Areas, October 2011, Islamabad,
Pakistan
d.
COMSTECH-ISESCO-INWRDAM Workshop on Green Roof Technologies and
Vegetable Farming for Urban Households, October 2011, Islamabad, Pakistan.
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9.
COMSTECH Facilities
COMSTECH possesses state of the art training facilities. Below is a pictorial snapshot of
these facilities.
Lecture Room
Library
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Auditorium
Video Conference Room
Conference Room
Cafeteria
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Conclusion
COMSTECH has been engaged in the promotion of S&T since its inception. The major
activities of COMSTECH have centred around: Institution Building and Human Resource
Development: through establishment of new centres, support to existing centres, InterIslamic Networks; Thematic workshops, seminars and training courses; Research grants and
Scholarship programs in collaboration with IDB, WHO/EMRO, IFS, ISESCO, TWAS; Travel
grants; Incentives (awards) to scientists for good performance and Publication of country
profiles, monographs, proceedings of conferences, directories of scientists and online
database services.
COMSTECH purchased scientific databases and started free Scientific Literature Search
Service which continued to flourish since its inception in 1999 as COMSTECH received
14,206 requests from scientists and sent 30.665 GB (about 15 million pages) of scientific
information to researchers in 20 member states of the OIC. COMSTECH invested
US$42,691 during 2008-2010 to upgrade its databases and further improve this program.
In conclusion, COMSTECH took many HRD and capacity building measures, and launched a
number of inter-Islamic networks in the cutting edge fields of science and technology. Within
the resources at its disposal, COMSTECH has had a proud performance.
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Annex – I
Future Events
#
Planned Workshop Titles
Dates
1.
Cyber Security
October 2016
2.
Climate Change Modelling and Adaption Strategies for
Natural Hazards
November 2016
3.
Nanotechnology: Research Trends and Applications in
Industry and Medicine
December 2016
4.
Plasma Physics and the Progress towards Fusion
Power
January 2017
5.
Renewable energy – Costing, Storage & Carbon
Markets
February 2017
6.
Molecular Biology
7.
Installation and Management of High Performance
Computing Facilities
April 2017
8.
Science and Technology for Preservation of Cultural
Heritage
May 2017
9.
Management of Mega Projects
July 2017
10.
Scientific Journalism
11.
Integrating Clinical Pharmacy Education, Practice and
Research: Bridging the Gap
October 2017
12.
Adaption Strategies for Natural Hazards
October 2017
13.
Water Resources Management
November 2017
14.
Oceanography
November 2017
15.
Genomics & Genome Editing
December 2017
March 2017
September 2017
More than one will be held on each theme, and several will be held in OIC Member States.
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Annex – II
COMSTECH Cooperation Program with TWAS
COMSTECH-TWAS Joint Research Grants are awarded to:

Promising research projects carried out by young scientists working in OIC countries.

The Research Grant amounts to a maximum of US$15,000.

It is normally provided for a period of 18 months and is renewable once.

The grant may be used to purchase scientific equipment, consumables and
specialized literature (textbooks and proceedings only). The grant does not cover
salaries of researchers and/or students, field expenses, travel expenses and/or
participation in international conferences.
Subject Areas
The program provides support for research projects in earth sciences, engineering sciences,
information technology and computer sciences, materials science including nanotechnology,
pharmaceutical sciences and renewable energy.
Eligibility of Applicant
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
Individual applicant must be national of OIC Member State, with a PhD and some
research experience, but at the beginning of their careers. He/She should hold
position at university or research institution in one of the OIC countries. The grants
are awarded to competent scientists under the age of 40 years.

Scientists who submit a satisfactory final report on a previous grant may apply for a
renewal.
Table 1. COMSTECH-TWAS Grants 2011-2016:
Year of Award of Grant 2011
Country
#
Grants
US$
1.
Algeria
1
10,000
2.
Bangladesh
1
10,000
3.
Iran
2
20,000
4.
Jordan
1
3,000
5.
Lebanon
1
14,000
6.
Malaysia
8
66,500
7.
Mali
1
3,000
8.
Nigeria
2
17,500
9.
Pakistan
2
17,000
10.
Palestine
1
10,000
11.
Turkey
2
22,000
22
193,000
Total
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Year of Award of Grant 2012
#
Country
Grants
US$
1.
Bangladesh
1
2,000
2.
Egypt
1
13,000
3.
Indonesia
2
14,500
4.
Jordan
2
10,500
5.
Malaysia
9
83,000
6.
Pakistan
6
61,000
7.
Turkey
2
16,000
8.
Egypt
2
25,000
9.
Iran
1
10,000
10.
Malaysia
7
82,500
11.
Morocco
1
11,000
12.
Pakistan
6
71,500
40
400,000
Grants
US$
Total
Year of Award of Grant 2013
#
Country
1.
Algeria
1
6,000
2.
Bangladesh
1
5,000
3.
Cameroon
1
11,000
4.
Iran
1
9,000
5.
Lebanon
2
14,500
6.
Malaysia
10
65,500
7.
Nigeria
1
5,000
8.
Pakistan
6
53,500
9.
Tunisia
2
15,500
10.
Turkey
1
15,000
26
200,000
Total
17
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#
Country
Grants
US$
1.
Bangladesh
2
20,000
2.
Iran
2
18,000
3.
Jordan
1
10,000
4.
Malaysia
7
69,500
5.
Pakistan
7
59,500
6.
Tunisia
2
23,000
21
200,000
Total
Year of Award of Grant 2015
Country
#
18
Grants
US$
1.
Bangladesh
1
7,000
2.
Egypt
1
5,000
3.
Indonesia
1
5,000
4.
Iran
5
32,000
5.
Jordan
1
5,000
6.
Malaysia
21
81,450
7.
Nigeria
1
1,200
8.
Pakistan
13
60,350
9.
Tunisia
1
3,000
45
200,000
Total
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Year of Award of Grant 2011
#
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Country
Bangladesh
Egypt
Indonesia
Iran
Malaysia
Pakistan
Senegal
Tunisia
Uganda
Total
Grants
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
10
US$
11,000
10,500
12,000
10,000
12,000
23,495
12,000
12,000
12,000
114,995
Grants
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
26
US$
11,400
12,000
12,000
12,000
11,258
23,362
12,000
23,900
10,400
9,940
9,550
8,000
11,720
23,000
21,750
10,515
12,000
11,750
12,000
12,000
10,550
12,000
293,095
Year of Award of Grant 2012
#
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
Country
Burkina Faso
Cote d’ivoire
Egypt.
Morocco
Nigeria
Pakistan
Tunisia
Bangladesh
Benin
Burkina Faso
Cote D’ivoire
Cameron
Indonesia
Iran
Malaysia
Mali
Nigeria
Pakistan
Palestine
Somalia
Togo
Uganda
Total
19
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#
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Country
Bangladesh
Benin
Cote d'Ivoire
Indonesia
Iran
Malaysia
Nigeria
Pakistan
Palestine
Senegal
Togo
Uganda
Total
Grants
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
14
US$
11,500
11,816
12,000
11,800
11,910
20,000
5,950
21,600
10,000
12,000
10,950
11,958
151,484
Grants
2
1
1
US$
24,000
11,700
11,440
Year of Award of Grant 2014
1.
2.
3.
Country
Bangladesh
Benin
Burkina Faso
4.
Cameroon
1
12,000
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Cote d'Ivoire
1
Egypt
Indonesia
Iran
Morocco
Mozambique
Nigeria
Pakistan
Senegal
Uganda
Total
1
1
1
1
1
1
3
1
1
12,000
10,650
10,000
12,000
12,000
11,850
10,000
33,905
12,000
12,000
17
195,545
#
20
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#
1.
2.
3.
4.
Country
Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Benin
Burkina Faso
5.
Cameroon
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
Mali
Morocco
Mozambique
Niger
Nigeria
Pakistan
Senegal
Sudan
Tunisia
Uganda
Grants
1
1
2
1
US$
11,900
12,000
18,400
10,820
2
Total
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
18
21,900
11,200
12,000
12,000
12,000
12,000
11,500
11,300
11,865
21,900
10,300
201,085
Year of Award of Grant 2016
#
Country
Grants
1
1
1
21
US$
1.
2.
3.
Bangladesh
Benin
Burkina Faso
4.
Cameroon
2
24,000
5.
Cote d'Ivoire
1
12,000
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Djibouti
Egypt
Mali
Nigeria
Pakistan
Sudan
Tunisia
Total
1
2
1
2
3
1
1
17
12,000
10,500
12,000
9,500
24,000
11,500
24,000
35,600
12,000
12,000
199,100
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22
COMSTECH-IFS grants from 1998 to 2016.
1.
Country
Afghanistan
2.
Algeria
3.
Grants
1
US$
11,900
1
12,000
Bangladesh
17
182,400
4.
Benin
14
142,241
5.
Burkina Faso
13
130,262
6.
Cameroon
16
175,000
7.
8.
Cote d'Ivoire
Djibouti
12
1
123,550
9,500
9.
Egypt
11
124,230
10.
Gabon
2
23,500
11.
Gambia
2
19,534
12.
Indonesia
14
167,220
13.
Iran
15
160,610
14.
Jordan
4
43,500
15.
Lebanon
2
23,500
16.
Malaysia
13
125,850
17.
Mali
8
80,654
18.
Mauritania
1
12,000
19.
Morocco
11
107,970
20.
Mozambique
5
54,850
21.
Niger
7
73,740
22.
Nigeria
17
172,475
23.
Pakistan
29
312,262
24.
Palestine
2
22,000
25.
Senegal
10
106,231
26.
Somalia
1
12,000
27.
Sierra Leone
4
47,920
28.
Sudan
8
92,665
29.
Suriname
1
12,000
30.
Togo
9
100,479
31.
Tunisia
11
122,600
32.
Uganda
13
139,654
275
2,944,297
Total
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Table 1. COMSTECH-WHO/EMRO grants of year 2011
#
1
Country
Grants
US$
Iran
1
7,500
2
Lebanon
2
4,500
3
Pakistan
2
22,500
4
Palestine
1
12,750
Total
6
47,250
Table 2. COMSTECH-EMRO/WHO Grants – 2005-2011
#
Country
Grants
US$
1.
Egypt
5
26,200
2.
Iran
8
48,615
3.
Jordan
1
9,000
4.
Lebanon
5
56,500
5.
Morocco
2
35,000
6.
Pakistan
4
33,550
7.
Palestine
2
12,750
8.
Syria
1
5,250
9.
Tunisia
5
41,650
Total
33
268,515
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Workshops and training programs held during 2011-2016.
2011
#
24
Workshop Title
Date
Participants
1.
Synthetic Biology and its
Dual Use
Feb.
3-5
24
2.
Biotechnology for
Economic Development
Feb.
16-18
17
3.
Frontiers in Molecular
Biology and Biotechnology
Mar.
28-30
25
4.
Essential Need of NanoEducation in OIC
Countries
Apr.
7-9
24
5.
Mathematical Sciences
and their Applications
May
23-25
28
6.
Modern Techniques in
Combinatorial Chemistry
Jun.
14-16
7.
Green Technology
8.
Integrated Pest
Management
27
Jun.
28-30
29
Jul.
4-6
25
Principal Resource Persons























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

Dr. Zabta K. Shinwari, Pakistan
Mr. Terence Taylor, USA
Dr. Piers D Millett, Switzerland
Dr. Peer Staehler, Germany
Prof. Dr. Malcom Dando, UK
Dr. Kauser Abdulla Malik, Pakistan
Dr. Roger Beachy , USA
Dr. Behzad Ghareyazie, Iran
Dr. Bayram Yuksel, Turkey
Dr. Kauser Abdulla Malik, Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Abid Azhar, Pakistan
Dr. Sevnur Mandaci, Turkey
Prof. Soroush Sardari, Iran
Dr. Imran Khan, USA
Dr. Muhammad Afzal, Egypt
Dr. N. M. Butt, Pakistan
Dr. Joe Shapter, Australia
Dr. Guanglu Ge, China
Prof. Volkan H.OZGUZ, Turkey
Dr. N. M. Butt, Pakistan
Dr. Tasawar Hayat, Pakistan
Dr. Rozaini Roslan, Malaysia,
Dr. Ishak Hashim, Malaysia
Dr. A. Sukru Ozdemir, Turkey
Prof. Necip Simsek, Turkey
Prof. Ibrahim Rahimov, UAE
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


Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, Pakistan
Dr. A. Ganesan, UK
Professor Chung-Ming Sun, Taiwan
Dr. Farzana Shaheen, Pakistan
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








Dr. Kauser Abdulla Malik, Pakistan
Prof. Souad El Hajjaji, Morocco
Mr. Bouchra Marouane, Morocco
Ms. Saher Hasnain, USA
Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad, Pakistan
Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad, Pakistan
Dr. Y.M. Graf Von Korff, France
Dr. Ooi Aun Chuan, Thailand
Makhdoom Arif Hameed, Pakistan
Mr. Kevin Gallaghar, Pakistan
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10.
Biosafety Practices: Need
& Practice
Sept.
26-28
Modern Techniques in
Structural Biology
Oct.
1-4
23





Dr. Rakhshanda Bilal, Pakistan
Dr. Sara Heninger, USA
Eric Cook , USA
Mr. William J. Pinard , USA
Dr. Eskandar Omidinia, Iran
45




Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Christian Betzel, Germany
Ms. Emine Sonay Elgin, Turkey
Dr. Ahmed Akram, Pakistan
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













Dr. Rakhshanda Bilal, Pakistan
Dr. Jennifer Gaudiso, USA
Prof.Tijen Talas-Ogras, Turkey
Susan Caskey , USA
Prof. Dr. S. Urooj Kazmi, Pakistan
Dr. Hafiz Farooq Ahmad, Pakistan
Mr. Abdul Malik Shakir, USA
Dr. Peter Bloodsworth, UK
Dr. Hamid Mukhtar, Pakistan.
Dr. Abdus Salam Khan, Pakistan
Dr. Yusuf Zafar, Pakistan
Prof. Jacobsen, Germany
Dr. Aftab Bashir, Pakistan
Dr. Zahid Ali, Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Rob Briddon, Pakistan
11.
Biosafety, Biosecurity and
Bioethics
Oct.
17-19
29
12.
Healthcare in the 21st
Century: Importance of
Interoperability
Nov.
21-23
36
13.
Advancement in Genetic
Engineering of Plants
Dec.
20-22
34
Total Participants
25
366
2012
1.
Latest Advancements of
1
Mathematical Research
2.
Nanotechnology and its
2
Industrial Applications
3.
High Performance Computing
3
Using Multicore Processors
4.
Applications of Modern
Biotechnology in Muslim
Countries
4
– Specific Issues
and Challenges
27




Prof. Tasawar Hayat, Pakistan
Dr. Saeid Abbasbandy, Iran
Dr. Gazanfer Unal, Turkey
Dr. Meraj Mustafa, Pakistan
Jan.
10-12
36





Dr. N. M. Butt, Pakistan
Prof Dr. M. Maaza, South Africa
Mrs. Kifah Al-Imarah, Iraq
Dr. Irshad Hussain, Pakistan
Dr. F. Ahmad Khalid, Pakistan
Feb.
6-8
14
 Dr. Aamir Shafi, Pakistan
 Mohsan Jameel, Pakistan
Dec.
27-29
Feb.
27-29
18






Dr. Sammer Yousuf, Pakistan
Dr. Rhodora R. Aldemita, Philippines
Prof. Osama Ahmed Momtaz, Egypt
Prof. Dr. Behzad Ghareyazie , Iran
Dr. Norihan Mohd. Saleh, Malaysia
Prof. Dr. M. Imdadul Hoque,
Bangladesh
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Vacuum
5
Technology
Mar.
6-8
6.
Bioinformatics: Database
Mining
6
and High Throughput
Genomic Analyses
Mar.
19-21
20
32
7.
Pakistan’s Energy Options:
Availability
7
and Affordability,
and the role of regional grids
Mar.
29–
30
35
8.
Recent Trends in Analytical
8
Chemistry
Apr.
3–5
31
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



26
Ensuring Food Security
through
9
Prevention of
Biodiversity Loss
Apr.
18–
20
14
10.
An
1 Update on Pathogenesis of Apr.
Mycobacterial
0
Diseases
25-27
18
11.
Computational
1
Methods in
Mathematics
1
May
7-9
30
12.
1
Green Economy
2
May
16-18
18
Marine Biology - Ecology and
1
Jun.
Applications, Advancements &
3
26-28
st
Issues of the 21 Century
25
13.
Suleman Qaiser, Pakistan
Ugo Valbusa, Italy
Janez Setina, Slovenia
Asghari Maqsood, Pakistan
Ihtzaz Qamar, PVS , Pakistan
 Dr. Syed Qasim Mehdi, Pakistan
 Dr. Qasim Ayub, UK
 Luca Pagani, UK













9.
Dr.
Dr.
Dr.
Dr.
Dr.


























Dr. Shaukat Hameed Khan, Pakistan
Mr. Subrata Ghoshroy, USA
Prof. Rob Stoner, USA
Dr. D. Craig Cooper, USA
Dr. Tariq Shamim, UAE
Niroj Kumar Mohanty, India
Prof. Dr. M. Rasul Jan, Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Ch. Jamil Anwar, Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Jasmin Shah, Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Bhanger,
Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Masoom Yasin Zai, Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Pakistan
Prof. Abdul Latiff Bin Mohamad,
Malaysia
Dr. Dawud Mohammad. Hasan ALEisawi, Jordan
Dr. Faridah-Hanum Ibrahim, Malaysia
Dr. Mohammad Kafi, Iran
Dr. Yong-Ping Yang, China
Prof. Rabia Hussain, Pakistan
Prof. Hazel Dockrell, UK
Prof. Rabia Hussain, Pakistan
Prof. Rumina Hasan, Pakistan
Dr. Zahra Hasan, Pakistan
Dr. Tasawar Hayat, Pakistan
Dr. Murat Sari, Turkey
Prof. Ferruh Ozbudak, Turkey
Prof. Safak Alpay, Turkey
Prof. Anwar Hossain, Bangladesh
Ambassador (R) Shafqat Kakakhel,
Pakistan
Dr. Hussein MOHAMMAD Abaza, Egypt
Dr. Stefanos Fotiou, Thailand
Sheng Fulai, Geneva
Mr. A. Rafay Alam, Pakistan
Dr. Tariq Banuri, Pakistan
Dr. Ali Rashid Tabrez, Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Mauvis Ann Gore, UK
Dr. Sohail Tahir Ali, UK
Mr. Paul Fanning, UK
Dr. Hina Baig, Pakistan
Dr. Samina Kidwai, Pakistan
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15.
16.
Industrial Biotechnology
Jul.
10-12
High Altitude Ecosystem and
Climate Change
Sept.
3-5
Laser-Matter Interaction
Sept.
11-13
26
22
24




Dr.
Dr.
Dr.
Dr.
















Dr. Munir OZTURK, Turkey
Dr. Ahmet MERMUT, Canada
Dr. Khan Bahadar Marwat, Pakistan
Dr. M. Ashraf, Pakistan
Dr. Zabta Khan SHINWARI, Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Aslam Baig,
Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Martin Richardson, USA
Prof. Dr. Mohamed Abdel Harith,
Egypt
Prof. Dr. Hamid Saleem, NCP,
Pakistan
Prof. Dr. M. Shahid Rafiq, Pakistan
Dr. Asif Khan, Pakistan
Dr. Mike Petterson, UK
Saudan Bikash Maharjan, Nepal
Samajawl Bajracharya, Nepal
Professor Nuzhet Dalfes, Turkey
Dr. Oleg V. Shipin, Thailand
Prof. Dr. Saleem Asghar, Pakistan
Prof. Ioan Pop, Romania
Prof. M. M. Rashidi, Iran
Prof. Dr. M. Anwar Hossain,
Bangladesh
Prof. Mustafa Turkyilmazoglu, Turkey
Dr. Muhammad Aslam Tahir, Pakistan
Dr. Shahbaz Khan, France
Dr. Murad Bino, Jordan,
Prof. Vedat Uyak, Turkey
Prof. Elif Soyer, Turkey
Dr. Kauser Abdulla Malik, Pakistan
Dr. Winai Dhalan, Thailand
Prof. Dr. Ahmed El-Ghorab, Egypt
Dr. M. Hosseini Nezhad, Iran




Dr. G. Murtaza, Pakistan
Dr. Peter H. Yoon , USA
Dr. Roberto Bruno, Italy
Prof. Dr. Hassan A. Shah, Pakistan



17.
Adaptation to Natural Hazards
Sept.
under the Changing Global
25-27
Climate Scenario
27
18.
Nonlinear Problems in
Mathematics
20
Oct.
9-11
19.
Water Quantity and Quality
Assessment
Oct.
16-18
31
20.
Food Production and
Processing Technologies
Nov.
6-8
26
Plasma Science
Nov.
19-21
21.
Total Participants
36
530











Ikram-ul-Haq, Pakistan
Syed Salman Ashraf, UAE
Giulia Costa, Italy,
Hikmet Geckil, Turkey
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1.
2.
3.
4.
Radiotracers: Production
Technology and Applications
Sustainable Water
Management
Oct.
21-23
Oct.
28-30
27
22
Prof. Syed M. Qaim, Pakistan
Prof. Syed M. Qaim, Germany
Dr. Hongmei Jia, China
Dr. Jamshed Hussain Zaidi, Pakistan




Prof. Fayyaz Ali Memon, UK
Dr. A.F.M Afzal Hossain, Bangladesh
Dr. Sarah Bell, UK
Mr. Sardar M. Shah-Newaz,
Bangladesh
Prof. Dr. A.W. Baloch, Pakistan
Madhavi Malalgoda Ariyabandu,
Thailand.
Prof. Dr. Qaisar Ali, Pakistan
Mr. Naseer Memon, Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Bhanger,
Pakistan
Prof. Dr Hüseyin KARA, Turkey
Prof. Dr. Amin Ismail, Malaysia
Prof. Dr. Tufail H. Sheerazi, Pakistan
Dr. Najma Memon, Pakistan


Disaster Management and
Risk Reduction
Nov.
19-21
14
Advances in Food Analytical
Methods: Oil/Fat and
Phenolics
Dec.
4-6
23
Total Participants











86
2014
28
Market Analysis for
Technology Innovations
Jan.
27-29
2.
Solutions of Differential
Equations from Transform
Techniques
Jan.
30
Feb.
1
3.
Innovation in Drug Discovery,
May
Delivery and Pharmacy
13-15
Practice
39
4.
Saponins, a Group of Useful
Natural Products
Jun.
24-26
31
5.
Bioinformatics: Ensembl
Database Mining and Whole
Genome Sequencing Analysis
Dec.
16-18
1.
Total Participants
14
17
33
134
 Dr. Muhammad Tayyeb Javed,
Pakistan
 Dr. Khurram Sharif , Qatar
 Engr. Saad Nusrullah, Pakistan










Prof. Asghar Qadir, Pakistan
Prof. Abdul Hamid Kara, South Africa
Prof. Gazanfer Ünal, Turkey
Prof. Michael Tsamparlis, Greece
Prof. Ugur Camci, Akdeniz University,
Turkey
Prof. Dr. G.A. Miana, Pakistan
Prof. M. Azmi Ahmad Hassali, Malaysia
Prof. Dr. Jamshed Anwer, UK
Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Gul Majid Khan, Pakistan
Professor Viqar Uddin Ahmad, Pakistan
Dr. Zulfiqar Ali, USA
Dr. Hidayat Hussain, Oman
Prof. Dr. G.A. Miana, Pakistan
Prof. Dr. M. Shaiq Ali, Pakistan
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Dr.
Dr.
Dr.
Dr.
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Syed Qasim Mehdi, Pakistan
Qasim Ayub, UK
Vincenza Colonna, Italy
Luca Pagani, UK
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1.
Current Developments and
Applications of Mathematical
Sciences
Jan.
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Prof. Dr. Tasawar Hayat, Pakistan
Prof.Saeid Abbasbandy, Iran
Prof. Safak Alpay, Turkey
Prof. M. Anwar Hossain, Bangladesh
Professor Zhiwu Li, Xidian University,
Xian, China
2016
1.
Integrating Clinical Pharmacy
Education, Practice &
Research: Bridging the Gap
Feb.
22-24
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2.
Application of Nuclear
Radiation in Agriculture,
Medicine, Non-Destructive
Testing and Nuclear
Regulatory Practices
Apr.
18-23
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Total Participants
 Prof. Gul Majid Khan, Pakistan
 Prof. Syed Azhar Syed Sulaiman,
Malaysia
 Dr. Azreen Syazril Adnan,
Malaysia
 Dr. Amer Hayat Khan, Malaysia
 Dr. Muhammad Tahir Aziz,
Pakistan
 Mr Rodolfo NUÑEZ MILLER,
Austria
 Mr. Abdulghani SHAKHASHIRO,
Austria
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Financial Assistance to Individuals/Institutions towards
Organizing the Workshops/Seminars/Conferences
2011

9th International /Inter-Islamic and 21st National Chemistry Conference-2011,
February 7-9, 2011, Karachi (PKR100,000/-)

10th International Symposium on “Protein Structure Function Relationship” 11-14
February 2011 and workshop on “Characterization of Proteins”, 15-21 February
2011, Karachi (PKR100,000/-)

Economy Class Air Ticket to Prof. Huseyn Kara of Turkey to attend Conference on
“Current Technologies in Oils and Fats”, 21-23 March 2011, Jamshoro, Pakistan
(PKR74,000/-)

18th IAS International Scientific Conference on “The Islamic World and the West:
Rebuilding Bridges through Science and Technology”, 22-24 October 2011,Doha,
State of Qatar (US$
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
Islamic World Academy of Sciences, Amman, Jordan (US$12,500/-)

20th Eurasia Conference, (US$5,000/-)

32nd Pakistan Congress of Zoology (International), 6-8 March 2012, Lahore, Pakistan
(PKR100,000/-)

COMSTECH-SOPREST Conference on “Pakistan’s Energy Options: Availability and
Affordability, and the Role of Regional Grids”, 20-21 March 2012, Islamabad.

19th IAS International Scientific Conference on “Achieving
Socio-Economic
Development in the Islamic World through Science and Technology and
Innovation”, 05-10 May 2013, Dhaka, Bangladesh (US$25,000/-)

Economy Class Air Ticket to Prof. Dr. Mustafa Soylak, Department of Chemistry,
Faculty of Sciences, Erciyes University, 38039, Kayseri, Turkey to attend 11th
International and 23rd National Chemistry Conference, 15-17 October 2012, Peshawar,
KPK at Key Note Speaker (PKR74,833/-)
2013

Economy Class Air Ticket to Prof. Dr. El-Refaie Kenawy from Department of
Chemistry, Polymer Research Group, Faculty of Science, Tanta University, Tanta, Arab
Republic of Egypt to attend the International Conference on “Physical & Environmental
Chemistry (ICPEC)” to be held on 9-11 September 2013 at the University of Peshawar
Summer Campus, Baragali, Abbottabad (PKR.77,665/-).
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5th International Symposium-cum-Training Course on “Molecular Medicine and Drug
Research” (PKR.300,000/-)

34th Pakistan Congress of “Zoology” (International) 25-27 February, 2014 at
Bahauddin Zakariya University, Mulltan (PKR50,000/-)
2014

Symposium on “Bioequivalence (BE) and Bioavailability (BA) Studies” April 1516, 2014 (PKR100,000/-)

UNESCO-IYCr South Asia Regional Summit on “Vistas in Structural Chemistry”,
Celebrating International Year of Crystallography” 2014, April 28-30, 2014,
Karachi (PKR200,000/-)

“The African School of Fundamental Physics and its Applications” August 0323, 2014, Dakar, Republic of Senegal (US$2,000/-)

International Conference on “Emerging Trends in Life Sciences for Sustainable
Development”, 13-16 Oct. 2014, Forman Christian College, Lahore (PKR300,000/-)

International Conference on “Sustainable Energy and Water Resource
Management for Food Security in the Arab Middle East” to be held in Beirut,
Lebanon, during December 12-13, 2014 (US$5,000/-)
2015

5th International Symposium-cum-Training Course on “Molecular Medicine and Drug
Research”, January 12-15, 2015, Karachi, Pakistan (PKR 300,000/-)

International Conference on “New Paradigm in Drug Discovery and
Development” in Beirut, Lebanon during the month of February 2015 (US$
5,000/-)

35th Pakistan Congress of Zoology, University of Karachi, Karachi, March 1-14, 2015
(US$ 1,887)

International Conference on Advanced Materials, Jordan University of Science &
Technology, Jordan, April 27-29, 2015 (US$ 3,000)

Support DRDC (Drug Discovery & Development Research in Developing
Countries) Conference, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences, Dhaka,
Bangladesh, Oct 3-6, 2015 (US$ 4,000)

Airticket to Dr. Syed Khurshid Hasnain (National Centre for Physics, Islamabad) for
visit to Istanbul, Turkey, Turkish Research Institutions for Establishment of
Research Collaborations (US$ 774)

International Conference on Food & Nutritional Security, Forman Christian
College, Lahore, November 5-7, 2015 (US$ 1,887)
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
Participation fee Young Scientist “Dr. Ramia Al Bakai, Assistant Professor Jabal
AlWeibdeh, Amman Jordan for attending Council for Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.
(US$ 1,453)

Support of one Keynote Speaker from Malaysia for attending 4th International
Conference on Aerospace Science & Engineering, Institute of Space Technology,
Islamabad, ICASE-2015, Sep 2-4, 2015 (US$ 1,252)

Air ticket for Prof. Ahmed Ali, Keynote Speaker from Switzerland for attending 14th
Regional Conference of Mathematical Physics, QAU, Islamabad (US$ 1,305)

Air ticket for Prof. Ismail Boztosun, Keynote Speaker from Turkey for attending 14th
Regional conference of Mathematical Physics, QAU, Islamabad (US$ 894)
2016
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
Workshop on GaN based LED & Laser Diodes, National Institute of Lasers & Optonics,
Islamabad, Pakistan, Mar 5-6, 2016 (US$ 1,457)

2nd International Hands on Training workshop on Advance Diagnostic Techniques, by
NORI, Islamabad, Pakistan, Feb 26-29, 2016 (US $ 669)

Workshop on Climate Change and Caspian Sea by INOC May 7-13, 2016, Tehran, Iran
INOC, (US$ 15,000)

Workshop on Women in Science and Technology for the Developing World, 5th General
Assembly and International Conference, May 16-19, 2016 (US$ 2,500) Committed
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COMSTECH Award Winners
#
1.
2.
Year
Flied
Name
Country
1997
Biology
Prof. Mojtaba Shamspuri
Iran
Chemistry
Prof. Mohammad Mostafa El-Mufty
Egypt
Physics
Prof. Sohail Zubairi
Pakistan
1999
Mathematics
2002
3.
4.
5.
2003
2007
Dr. Syed Qasim Mehdi
Dr. Said M. Aj. Shawar
Pakistan
Jordan
Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Mohamed Helmy Ali Mohamed
Elnagdi
Egypt
Physics
Prof. Riazuddin
Pakistan
7.
-
-
Biology
Prof. Dr. S. Riazuddin
Pakistan
Chemistry
Prof. Seyed Habib Firouzabadi
Iran
Physics
Mohammad Mahdi (Shahin) SheikhJabbari
Iran
Mathematics
Prof. Ibrahim A. Eltayeb
Sudan
Biology
Jointly awarded
Dr. Wasim ahmad, (SI)
Prof. Dr. Ilkay Erdogan Orhan
Pakistan
Turkey
Chemistry
Jointly awarded
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary
Prof. Yusuf Yagci
Pakistan
Turkey
6.
2010
-
Biology
Jointly awarded
Mathematics
2005
-
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Annex - VIII
Science Technology and Innovation: Policy Research & Training
Key Activities
1. Capacity building of senior managers, researchers and policy makers of OIC member
states in STI policy formulation and implementation strategies through training
courses
2. Consultancy services to member states for review of STI policies and innovation
system.
3. Research on STI related issues
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Training Courses
Since 2011 the STI Policy Research and Training Centre has organized 11 training courses
on the following topics:
1. Science, Technology and Innovation: Three intensive training courses on Science,
Technology and Innovation Policy have been organized with a focus on key concepts
of innovation; economic history of innovation; building of national innovation systems;
and best practices of STI policy for meeting challenges of globalization.
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2. Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Two training courses have been organized so far.
Modules covered in these courses include methods of entrepreneurship and strategic
and business planning; university-industry partnership; intellectual property rights;
role of technology incubators and technology parks for technology entrepreneurship
and lastly the policy inputs for creating an ecosystem for entrepreneurship.
3. Foresight For Innovation Policy: Four courses on Foresight were organized. The
key topics covered included: objectives of foresight; introduction to foresight methods;
environmental scanning; forecasting; Delphi and other methods of envisioning future;
developing and using scenarios; causal layered analysis (CLA); planning a foresight
exercise; future technological prospects; social foresight; and regional and national
foresight case studies.
5. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR): Two courses on IPR were offered in 2011.
Topics covered in these courses were introduction to IPR; IP practices in OIC states;
issues related to IPR; IPRs for Technology Transfer and Commercialization; Research
Organizations and IP Policy; IPRs and Building of Innovation Systems; practical
exercises on Patent writing and Trademark registration, and Techniques for enhancing
Innovation skills.

Participation in Training Courses
In the past five years (2011-2015) 323 participants from 24 member states have received
training. The total cost of training courses was US$220,598 out of which COMSTECH
contributed US$72,902, the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) US$117,671, the Higher
Education Commission of Pakistan US$22,600 and ISESCO US$7,425. Two training courses,
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one each were organized in collaboration with BRAC University in Dhaka, Bangladesh and
with Yazd University in Iran. Training Modules are designed and delivered in collaboration
with international experts drawn from World’s best institutions. 31 international experts and
38 national experts have participated. The participants came from 22 OIC member states
including Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Gambia, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan,
Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Sudan,
Tunisia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, and Yemen.
Participation details 2011-2015
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#
1.
2.
Course Title
Date
Participants
Technology and
Innovation Policy
Mar.
14-19,
2011
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Intellectual Property
Rights (IPR) and
Innovation Policy
Jun.
6-10,
2011
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3.
Intellectual Property
Rights and
Technology Transfer
Oct. 31
Nov. 2,
2011
17
4.
Foresight for
Innovation
Nov.28
Dec. 2,
2011
22
5.
Innovation and Future
Studies for
Sustainable
Development
Mar.
5-9,
2012
32
6.
Science Policies and
Restructuring of
National Systems of
Innovation
Oct.
3-5,
2012
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Principal Resource Persons
 Dr. Norman P. Neureiter,
USA
 Sara E. Farley, USA
 Amanda L. Rose, USA
 Dr. S.T.K Naim, Pakistan
 Yumiko Hamano,
Switzerland
 Mr. Mansur Raza,
Switzerland
 Dr. Beat Mollet, Switzerland
 Takashi Yamashita,
Switzerland
 Natalia Giovannini,
Switzerland
 Mr. Mansur Raza,
Switzerland
 Yumiko Hamano,
Switzerland
 Andrew Czajkowski,
Switzerland
 Mr. Shabbir Khan, USA
 Marcus Barber, Australia
 Dr. Jose Maria Ramos,
Australia
 Prof. Sohail Inayatullah,
Taiwan
 Prof. Ian Lowe, Australia
 Bilal Mirza, Pakistan
 Baseer A. Qazi, Pakistan
 Dr. K. Thiruchelvam,
Malaysia
 Dr. M. Nauman Farooqi,
Canada
 Dr. Torsti Loikkanen, Finland
 Dr. Mohsin Khan, India
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7.
Innovation and
Entrepreneur-ship
Nov.
12-16,
2012
31
Aug.
26-30,
2013
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 Professor Nikolaos Tzokas,
UK
 Dr. Hammad Akbar,
 Debra Gaw Josephson, USA
 Dr. Abdulbasit Shaikh,
Karachi
8.
9.
10.
11.
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Foresight for
Innovation Policy
Taiwan
 Dr. Jose Maria Ramon,
The Role of Higher
Education in the
Knowledge Economy
(Venue: BRAC
University,
Bangladesh)
Essentials of
Entrepreneurship – A
Toolkit for
Entrepreneurs
Sept.
21-25,
2014
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Dec.
9-11,
2014
18
Design of Science,
Technology and
Innovation Policies in
OIC Member States
(Venue: Yazd
University, Iran)
Feb.
22-26,
2015
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Total Participants
 Prof. Sohail Inayatullah,
Taiwan
 Dr. S.T.K Naim, Pakistan
 Prof. Sohail Inayatullah,
Taiwan
 Dr. Jose Maria Ramon,
Taiwan
 Dr. S.T.K Naim, Pakistan
 Dr. M. Nauman Farooqi,
Canada
 Mr. Amer Qureshi, Pakistan
 Mr. Shabbir Khan, Pakistan
 Prof. Tim Turpin, Australia
 Mr. Hae-Chan Park, USA
 Dr. STK Naim, Pakistan
 Mr. Umar Sheraz, Pakistan
323 participants from 24 Member States
Consultancy Services
Comments on STI Policy of Gambia (2013): In response to request from government of
Gambia, the new Science, Technology and Innovation Policy of Gambia was reviewed and
comments provided for improvements.

Research Papers Published: 15 papers published in various journals and
Conference Proceedings.
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Reports/ Briefs
1.
Naim, STK “Science and Technology Development in OIC Member States”
Concept paper prepared for forthcoming OIC summit in 2014 (May 2013)
2.
Naim, STK “Innovation Capabilities in OIC Member States” study conducted for
Islamic Development Bank and presented at the Expert Group Meeting on
“Innovation for Economic Development in IDB Member Countries” 18-19
February 2013, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (February 2013)
3.
Naim, STK “Guidelines for Promotion of Private R&D in OIC Countries” report
prepared for Islamic Development Bank (April 2012)
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Naim, STK “Developing a Knowledge Economy” report prepared for Islamic
Academy of Sciences, Jordan (2012).
Funding and Facilities
COMSTECH, Islamic Development Bank (IDB), and Higher Education Commission (HEC) of
Pakistan jointly funded the training courses.
COMSTECH offers excellent conference and accommodation facilities under the same roof.
Thus, it provides an opportunity to engage participants and speakers in informal discussions
besides the lecture room talks. In addition to accommodation and meals, the guest house
offers free gym and internet connections and access to computer lab is also available.
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