Pakistan Academy of Sciences

Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio-economic development

Pakistan’s Science Diplomacy Initiative

Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) are among the key drivers for socio-economic development. International scientific collaboration takes place in a conducive eco-system. Among other things, successful partnerships depend on the goals and desired outcomes of collaboration, respective capacities and needs, strengths and weaknesses of the partners as well as the inter-governmental, regulatory and policy frameworks governing STI. Science Diplomacy provides the platform for facilitating successful collaborations through familiarization with all these factors. Taking this initiative forward, the Science Diplomacy Division, MoFA in partnership with the Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS), and the OIC Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH), are jointly organizing a half day “Seminar on Science Diplomacy” at the COMSTECH Auditorium, Sector G-5/2, Islamabad on November 27, 2019 (Wednesday) from 10:30 am to 14:30 pm. Other co-sponsors of the event include ECO Science Foundation, COMSATS and Technology Times.

The seminar will bring forth a wide array of speakers to shed light on themes, such as Science policy and science diplomacy, Cyber diplomacy, Science communications, Popularization of science as science diplomacy initiative, Environment and Climate Change Diplomacy, Science Journalism and Pakistan’s Development Agenda in the context of SDGs.

Event Theme    Science, diplomacy and development (Click Here to download Brochure/Flyer)

Topics to be Covered  (Click Here to download Event Programme)

  • Science Diplomacy Initiative
  • Science Communication and Popularization
  • ECOSF Experience in Science Diplomacy
  • COMSATS Experience in Science Diplomacy
  • COMSTECH Initiatives in Science Diplomacy
  • Cyber Diplomacy
  • Climate Change and Environment


  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA)
  • Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS)
  • OIC Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH)


  • Economic Cooperation Organization Science Foundation (ECOSF)
  • Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS)
  • Technology Times

Seminar Programme

Inaugural Session (10:30-12:00 Hrs.)  

Welcome Address, Presentation by MOFA, Address by the Chief Guest, Refreshments

Technical Session (12:00 to 14:30 Hrs)

6 Lectures on Science Diplomacy related topics, Q/A Session, Concluding Speech by the Guest of Honour, Lunch


There is no registration fee for participation in the seminar. Participants may register at COMSTECH Auditorium Lobby from 09.30-10.00 am on the event day or by email <[email protected]> preferably using duly signed, scanned copy of the registration form to Mr. Hamza Waheed representative of the Seminar Activity Secretariat on or before Nov. 25, 2019. No TA/DA or accommodation will be provided for participation in the event.

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