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International Webinar on Science Advice to Governments
23/09/20

COMSTECH has arranged webinar to discuss significance of providing science based advice to the governments. Speaker will also touch upon examples of COVID-19 response adopted by the governments in light of scientific advice. Target Audience: This webinar is open to science policy makers, academicians, scientists and general public from all the member OIC states.

 
H. E. Prof. Dr. Tan Sri Zakri Abdul Hamid

Science Adviser to the Prime Minister of Malaysia
Former Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies United Nations University.
Founding Chair of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
Former member of the UN Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Board
Chairman of Atri Advisory,
Chairman of BCSD Malaysia,
Pro-Chancellor of Multimedia University in Malaysia
 
Date: 23rd September 2020
Time: 11:00 am Pakistan Standard Time; 10:00 am Gulf Standard Time;
06:00 am Greenwich Mean Time
 
COMSTECH has arranged webinar to discuss significance of providing science based advice to the governments. Speaker will also touch upon examples of COVID-19 response adopted by the governments in light of scientific advice.
Target Audience: This webinar is open to science policy makers, academicians, scientists and general public from all the member OIC states.
 
Poster of webinar:  Click here 

Abstract of talk: The incident of COVID19 pandemic is a good example of how science would provide sound advice to governments. This would entail the role of the scientific community in giving a narrative of the cause and origin of the pandemic right to detailing the steps that need to be taken to mitigate this gargantuan problem. Being a multi sectoral and multi disciplinary issue, it calls on the whole spectrum of scientific discipline to be involved, namely from the natural sciences to the social sciences and humanities. While governments scramble to find the best economic package and health well-being of the affected countries, the single biggest cause which should not be neglected would be environmental in nature, i.e. the root cause of the zoonotic disease is destruction of wildlife habitat.
Speaker’s Profile: Attached:
Link for registration and E- certificate:
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Procedure to join:
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Meeting ID: 863 1700 9703
Passcode: 141669
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