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Folder COMSTECH Consultative Meeting: Water-Energy-Food Nexus, Islamabad (Pakistan), 1-2 December 2014

The OIC Summit on S&T will Insha’Allah be held on 9th April, 2015, where Heads of States and their respective Ministers of Sciences and Technology of OIC member countries will participate.

To benefit from this event, and to sensitize the political leadership in matters related to S&T, COMSTECH is organizing Strategy Planning Sessions in key areas of Science and Technology by inviting eminent persons in their fields of Specialization.

The meeting on Food, Agriculture, and Water Sector will be held from 01-02 December, 2014. The core objective of the session is to discuss and finalize focused proposals for the Summit which will enhance the collective capabilities of the OIC Member States in research, education and economic application in this important area.

Major themes include the following:

1. Highlight Emerging Areas in Food, Agriculture and Water, with Emphasis on Multi-discipline Research (GIS, computer modeling, environment, etc).

2. Identify Nodes of Excellence in Food Security and Water Sector in OIC Countries and methods to improve linkages through the concept of Mother Institutes in order to build collective competence and ‘Transfer’ of knowledge.

3. Propose improvements in education content and methodology, and laboratory equipment for various levels of education, particularly pre-university education.

4. Examine the role of Computation and Modeling in this sector.

5. To establish a Research Fund for supporting Innovation in Food, Agriculture and Water in OIC Member States, this will provide research grants, equipment maintenance, and training in emerging areas. This should have clear Funding Mechanisms/Processes/Procedures, and identification of KPIs for gauging the Performance of the Fund.

A number of distinguished panelists will gather to discuss these and related matters in order to finalize the strategy, and then prepare a working paper for presentation in the OIC Summit on S&T.



COMSTECH Secretariat, 33-Constitution Avenue, G-5/2 Islamabad-44000, Pakistan

Telephone: 92 51 9220681-3, Fax: 92 51 9211115 / 9220265 / 9205264


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Agriculture, Water And Food Security 
(December 1-2, 2014)




Current Affiliation


Dr. Murad Jabay Bino

Executive Director, INWRDAM, Amman, Jordan


Dr. Kacem CHAARI

Department Chair/Assistant Professor,Higher Institute of Technological Studies of Sfax,BP 88 A - 3099 El Bustan Sfax – Tunisia


Prof. Khammar Cherif

General Secretary of Minister of Water Resources, Expert on Water Resources, Algiers, Algeria


Prof. Yesim Soyer

 Department of Food Engineering, METU, Turkey

Dr. Jauad El Kharraz (Moroccan)

Information Manager, Euro-Mediterranean Information System on Know-How in the Water Sector (EMWIS Technical Unit), 06902 Sophia-Antipolis Cedex, France


Dr. Muhammad Saidam

Chief Science Officer, Royal Scientific Society, Amman, Jordan                           


Prof. Dr. Munir Ozturk

Professor of Ecology & Environmental Scineces, Botany Department, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey


Dr. Kauser Malik

HEC-Distinguished National Professor (Biotechnology), Dean Postgraduate Studies, Director ORIC, Forman Christian College, Lahore


Dr. Abdul Majid

Country Manager, ICARDA Office, c/o National Agriculture Research Center (NARC), Park Road, Islamabad


Dr. Shahid Ahmad

Senior Water Expert, IUCN Pakistan Water Programme, IUCN Pakistan lslamabad Office, House No 2, Street 83, Sector G-614, lslamabad, Pakistan


Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan

 Vice Chancellor, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad


Dr. Shahid Mansoor

Deputy Chief Scientist, National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Faisalabad


Dr. Shahid Masood

 Pakistna Agriculture Research Council, Islamabad


Dr. Muhammad Iqbal

Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad


Dr. Junaid Memon

Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad


Dr. Munir Ahmad

Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad


Dr. Sohail Jahangir Malik

Innovative Development Strategies (Pvt.) Ltd., Islamabad


Dr. Mubarak Ali

International Food Policy Research Institute, Islamabad


Dr. Ghazanfar Ali

Head Water Resources & Glaciology Section at GCISC, Islamabad


Dr. Mohsin Iqbal

Head Agriculture and Coordination, Global Change Division, Global Change Impact Studies Centre, Islamabad


Dr. Zafar Altaf

Ex-Chairman PARC

Chairperson / Chairman Board of Directors

Eco-Conservation Initiatives (ECI), Islamabad

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