ICESCO Participates in Webinar on Scientific Diplomacy
26 June 2021
The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) participated in the Symposium on Scientific Diplomacy that the Pakistan Nuclear Society held, on Friday, June, 25, 2021, in cooperation with the Virtual University of Pakistan, Pakistan Academy of Sciences and the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The event also brought together experts from several prestigious institutions of scientific research.
Dr. Raheel Qamar, Head of the Science and Technology Sector at ICESCO, gave a presentation on “Scientific diplomacy in the Covid-19 era,” wherein he stressed the importance of scientific diplomacy, which is based on the exchange of scientific research experiences between different countries, especially on climate change, environment, food security, space and disease control. He noted that only through concerted joint efforts we can face challenges because sustainable development requires the development of global technologies and expertise stating the current global health crisis as a salient example.
Dr. Qamar added that it is necessary to build strategic dialogue and establish strong cooperation between all countries, regional and international organizations and civil society institutions in all fields to meet the needs and aspirations of humanity in times of crisis.
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