New Publication


New Publication of NAM S&T Centre

Science & Technology Diplomacy in Developing Countries

The NAM S&T Centre has brought out its latest publication titled ‘Science & Technology Diplomacy in Developing Countries’, which has been edited by
Dr. Bernard J. Zahuranec of USA, Prof. Venugopalan Ittekkot of Germany and Mrs. Elizabeth Montgomery of USA.

‘Science & Technology Diplomacy’ is a complex mix of Science & Technology and the diplomatic process, and good S&T diplomacy requires the integration of S&T and foreign policy communities to create a platform for these two groups to work together. The negotiators of most bilateral, multilateral or regional arrangements are therefore required to include the scientists, academicians, researchers, diplomats, government policy makers and non-governmental organisations, who all should have a deeper understanding of the nuances and implications of science and technology on commerce and trade as well as the political scenario of the countries and regions involved. Moreover, Science Diplomacy is the instrument of foreign policy and an indispensable tool of securing national interest. 

The present book is a follow up of an International Workshop on ‘Science and Technology Diplomacy for Developing Countries” organised by the NAM S&T Centre at Tehran, Iran during 13-16 May 2012 jointly with the Centre for Innovation and Technology Cooperation (CITC) of the Presidency of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Tehran, Iran.

The book includes 19 scientific papers and country status reports from 15 countries and is hoped to serve as a valuable reference material for the scientists and technologists, industry specialists and individuals who are interested in the fields of Science Diplomacy as a tool for developing international partnerships and collaborations, which in turn breaks the barrier among the nations and make a world a beautiful place to live in.


Foreword [Dr. Norman P. Neureiter, Director, Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy (CSTSP), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), USA]


Foreword [Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director General, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi, India]


Preface (Dr. Bernard J. Zahuranec, Program Officer, Oceanic Biology (retired), US Office of Naval Research, USA; Prof. Venugopalan Ittekkot, Professor, University of Bremen and Director (Retired), Centre for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT),Bremen , Germany; and Mrs. Elizabeth Montgomery, Teacher (Retired), Carteret County Schools, USA)


Introduction (Prof. Dr. Arun P. Kulshreshtha, Director and Executive Head, NAM S&T Centre)

     I.     Introduction and General Discussion on S & T Diplomacy  

 Science & Technology for Building Bridges: Diplomacy of Deeds (L.K. Sharma, India)



 Global Initiatives for Science and Technology Diplomacy in 21st Century (P.K. Gupta, India)




Science and Technology Diplomacy Enhanced by University Alumni Global Networking : Malaysia Experience (Mohamad Deraman, Baharudin Yatim, Laily Din, Aik Khoon Koh, Muhammad Hussin, Burhanuddin Yeop Majlis, Narges Ataollahi, Junaidy Abu Bakar, Ramli Omar and Shamsa Kanwal, Malaysia)


Rationale for Science and Technology Diplomacy


Using Science Diplomacy to Address Contemporary Global Issues and Develop International Partnerships: The Indian Perspective (M. Bandyopadhyay, NAM S&T Centre) 


 The Role of International Cooperation to Support Science and Technology Development in Indonesia (Tri Sundari, Indonesia)


 Jordan’s Diplomatic Efforts to Enhance S&T Collaborative Activities with the Rest of the World (Nasri J. Rabadi, Jordan)


Building Partnerships in Science and Technology for Kenya’s Development (Jacob K. Njagih, Kenya)


Leading the Country into Developed: Nation Status through Science and Technology (Sumitra Jayaseelan, Malaysia)


Opportunities and Challenges of Science and Technology Diplomacy (Patrick J. Mphadzula, Malawi)


Union of Myanmar Ministry of Science and Technology (Phyu Hnin Khaing, Myanmar)


Science and Technology Diplomacy for Developing Countries: A case study of Nigeria (Mika Shuaibu R., Nigeria)


Science & Technology Diplomacy: Concepts, Dimensions and Global Experiences (Surendra Raj Kafle and Buddha R. Saha, Nepal)


International Linkages of Pakistan in Science and Technology (Asif Raza, Pakistan)


Science and Technology Diplomacy Policy Initiatives of Sri Lanka (Asha Manori Pitadeniya, Sri Lanka)


National Observatory of Academia Research for Science and Technology (Rim Moussa, Tunisia)


South–South and Triangular Cooperation: The Uruguayan Experience (Verónica Rossana Suárez López, Uruguay)


International Cooperation in Science and Technology: Opportunities and Challenges for Uganda (Edward Tujunirwe, Uganda)


Examples of Successful International Cooperation


Mutually Reinforcing Relationship between Science and Foreign Policy: The Case of Soft Diplomacy of Stem Cell Research and Therapy in Iran (Tahereh Miremadi, Iran)


 Building Bridges and Fostering Partnership by Sciences between Nations in Conflict- Example of ICCBS Efforts (Ahsana Dar Farooq and M. Iqbal Choudhary, Pakistan)