ISLAMABAD: COMSTECH had spent $ 2.39 million on 259 projects to promote science and

technology in OIC countries since 2011.

According to a report of Coordinator General, COMSTECH 2011- 16, $ 1,93,000 granted for

161 COMSTECH/TWAS projects in 16 countries, $ 1,155,004 for 92 COMSTECH-IFS

programs in 24 countries and $ 47,250 were spent on six COMSTECH/WHO-EMRO in four


The purpose of the collaboration under COMSTECH-IFA was to enhance research capability

within the OIC region, to reap a rich harvest by obtaining grants from IFS for scientist and

institutions of OIC members states.

This important programme has financed 275 projects since 1998 in various disciplines in 32

member states of the OIC, with total funding of $ 2.944 million.

Likewise, under the COMSTECH-EMRO/WHO joint program thirty three research projects

were implemented since 2005, nine member states of OIC had received $ 268,515.

Under the COMSTECH Travel Grants Programme, six scientists from Pakistan, Turkey and

Bangladesh had been awarded $ 5,109 during 2011-16. Since its inception 36 scientists from 8

OIC member states have benefited from this program.

Since 2011, the COMSTECH had organized 31 scientific events including seminars, workshops,

symposia, training programs and conference throughout the OIC region with cost of $ 1,052,75.

The COMSTECH had planned to organized further workshops on different 15 subjects during

2016-17 including cyber security, climate change, Nanotechnology, Penewable energy-Costing,

storage andamp; carbon markets, molecular biology, scientific journalism, water resources

management, oceanography and Genomics andamp; Gnome Editing.

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