Second Expert Group Meeting on Academic, Science & Technology (EGMASTC)
28 August 2020
The second IORA Expert Group Meeting on Academic, Science and Technology Cooperation took place virtually (Cisco Webex) on Friday, 28 August 2020.
The Meeting was chaired by Mr R K Sharma, Senior Director, Department of Science & Technology of India and was attended by representatives of IORA Member States namely the Commonwealth of Australia, People's Republic of Bangladesh, Republic of India, Republic of Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Kenya, Republic of Madagascar, Malaysia, Republic of Maldives, Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Mozambique, Republic of Seychelles, Republic of South Africa, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Kingdom of Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and Republic of Yemen. The Regional Centre for Science and Technology Transfer (RCSTT) also attended the meeting.
Opening welcome remarks was started by Mr R K Sharma, Senior Director, Department of Science & Technology of India and then Secretary-General of IORA, H.E. Dr Nomvuyo Nokwe continued the meeting. After her remarks, Dr Tanu Priya, Under Secretary & IORA National Focal Point, Ministry of External Affairs of India ended the welcoming remarks and Session I on the draft Terms of Reference of the working group of STI (WGSTI) started.