OIC Summit on Science and Technology concluded in Astana

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Jeddah, Dhu-AlHijjah 21, 1438, September 12, 2017, SPA -- The First Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Science and Technology concluded its proceedings in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Monday, 11 September 2017, with the adoption of Astana Declaration, which stated that the second S&T summit would be held in Uzbekistan at a date to be determined later. This indicates that holding a summit on S&T by the OIC member states has become periodic.
In addition to the Astana Declaration, the Summit also adopted the OIC Science, Technology and Innovation Agenda 2026 in which the leaders identified priority areas including managing energy requirements by calling for the use of renewable energy and initiating peaceful application of nuclear technology in power and non-power sector among other recommendations.
The Summit also called in the Agenda for nurturing the “Thinking Mind” by building a culture of science and innovation; making people employable through developing their education and skills; and improving the quality of higher education and research in addition to focusing on mathematics and physics, biology and biotechnology, and the chemical sciences.
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