Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS)

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1994-10-04 Islamabad Pakistan


Established at founding meeting organized by Ministry of Science and Technology of Pakistan, in collaboration with U-XF1238 - Consortium on Science, Technology and Innovation for the South (COSTIS) and F-XF0440 - TWAS.


Sensitize the countries of the South to the centrality of science and technology in the development process, to the adequate allocation of resources for research and development, and to the integration of science and technology in the national and regional development plans; support initiatives designed to promote indigenous capacity building in science and technology for science-led sustainable development and help mobilize long-term financial support from international donor agencies and from governments / institutions in the North and the South, to supplement the financing of international scientific projects in the South; provide leadership and support for major North-South and South-South cooperative schemes in education, training and research; support programmes and initiatives of major international organizations working for the development and promotion of science and technology in the South.


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Commission of Heads of State and Government. F-XF3532 - Network of International Science and Technology Centers. Secretariat, headed by Executive Director. Board of Management COMSATS Internet Services (CIS); Management Committee; Board of Governors COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT). Chairperson is the Prime Minister of Pakistan.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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