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The Pakistan Academy of Sciences was selected as the Secretariat of NASIC. The Executive Committee of NASIC met twice (2004, 2006) and defined its short and long term programmes which were circulated to all Network Academies through NASIC’s newsletter.

A brief summary of the activities undertaken by NASIC since 2004 is given below:

  • A functional and effective e-bulletin articulating NASIC activities is currently produced on bimonthly basis.
  • Initiated a project on Intellectual Property Rights with the Egyptian Academy of Sciences playing the key role as the lead Academy.
  • International Conference on Science & Technology sponsored by Network of Academies of Science in Countries of Organization of Islamic Conference (NASIC).
  • Organized a conference on “Science & Technology for Socioeconomic Development of OIC Member countries: Developing a Strategy and Action Plan”, Islamabad in April 2005.
  • Organized International Seminar on Strengthening Science in Africa, Islamabad, Pakistan from 19-20 February 2006.
  • NASIC hosted General Assembly and an International Seminar on “Intellectual Property and Innovation: Value Creation in the Knowledge Economy”, Islamabad in December 2006.
  • MIT courseware CDs copied and will be distributed among NASIC Member Academies.
  • Organized International Conference on the fundamental role of Science & Technology in Economic Growth and Development, Kampala, Uganda.
  • International Seminar on Biosecurity and National Capacity Building in Ummah before OIC Summit in Dakar organized by Senegalese Academy of Sciences in collaboration with NASIC.
  • NASIC organized, in collaboration with Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (BAS) an International Seminar on “Gender Participation in the Development of Science” 14-15 November, 2009 at Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • NASIC 6th Executive Committee and 5th General Assembly Meetings held on 14th December, 2009 at Concorde Hotel, SHAH ALAM, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • An International Seminar on “Alternate Sources of Energy: Prospects and Options” organized by the Network of Academies of Sciences in Islamic Countries (NASIC) in collaboration with Pakistan Academy of Sciences(PAS) on 14-15 October, 2010 at Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • The Network of Academies of Sciences in Islamic Countries organized 7thExecutive Committee&6th General Assembly meetings in conjunction with an International Seminar on “Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Resource Management” 08-10 March, 2011 at Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • NASIC organized its 8th Executive Committee&7th General Assembly meetings in conjunction with 18th Islamic World Academy of Sciences Conference on “The Islamic World and the West: Rebuilding Bridges through Science & Technology” dated 22-24 October 2011 at Doha, Qatar.
  • The NASIC under the auspices of IAP and with the collaboration of Hassan II Academy of Science & Technology Morocco and the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) organized an International Conference on “Biodiversity in the Desert Areas: Present Status, Threats and Remediation” on 13-14 September, 2012 at Rabat, Morocco.
  • The Network of Academies of Sciences in Islamic Countries (NASIC) under the auspices of IAP and with the collaboration of Pakistan Academy of Sciences and Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) organized an International Conference on “Entrepreneurship for Young Women and Using of New Technologies: Issues and Challenges” 26th - 27th November, 2013at New Auditorium, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi.


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