More than 80 foreign delegations, including national and governmental leaders from all over the Islamic world got acquainted with Mustafa(pbuh) Science and Technology Foundation (MSTF) activities in two-day OIC Summit on Science and Technology which was ended on Monday in Astana, Kazakhstan.
MSTF Media reports:
The first summit of “Organization of Islamic Cooperation” (OIC) on Science and Technology was held on 10-11 September in Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan with the aim of identifying priorities and goals for the advancement and promotion of science, technology, innovation and modernization in Islamic world.
Formation of legislative bases for development of education and science sectors, creating necessary infrastructure and discussing the role of member states in promoting national development and achieving these objectives were among the main topics of this two-day Forum. The summit also discussed and adopted OIC’s 10-year action plan on science and technology which is called “OIC Science, Technology and Innovation Agenda 2026.” In the Agenda participants called for nurturing the “Thinking Mind” by developing a culture of science and innovation as well as improving the quality of higher education and research.
During its four-day stay in Astana, Iranian delegation held a range of bilateral meetings with several heads of State. Also the Mustafa(pbuh) Science and Technology Foundation (MSTF) activities were introduced to participants as Abdolhossein Ferydoun, The Faculty member of Semnan University during his remarks at the final meeting of the summit suggested OIC to “organize scientific events in different directions and levels, and appreciate leading scientists and prominent figures throughout Islamic World by presenting prestigious awards such as the Mustafa(pbuh) Prize and pave the ground for scientists collaboration as the platform have been provided by the Mustafa(pbuh) Science and Technology Foundation (MSTF) in the form of Science and Technology Exchange Program (STEP) and Knowledge Application and Notion for Society (KANS) Scientific Competition.”
More than 80 foreign delegations, including national and governmental leaders from all over the Islamic world, as well as representatives of international organizations, attended the summit to increase their cooperation in the fields of Higher Education and Science and Technology, food and water security, information technology and environmental issues.
Furthermore, Head of Executive Committee of Mustafa(pbuh) Prize, also participated in this summit for the purpose of discussion with other Muslim countries delegations and improve international cooperation among Science and Technology institutions.
The summit ultimately concluded its proceedings with the adoption of final document -Astana Declaration- on strengthening intra-OIC scientific cooperation in the fields of Science, Technology and Innovation –as well as affirming member States commitment to eradicate `extreme poverty, increase the budget for education and join efforts to accomplish those goals which are mentioned in the OIC 2026 Plan of Action.