|The Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) is an inter-governmental organization, with its Headquarters in Islamabad, Pakistan. On invitation from the Prime Minister of Pakistan, representatives from several developing countries met on 4th and 5th October 1994 in Islamabad and agreed to establish the Commission as a high level forum represented by Heads of State/Government aiming at sustainable socio-economic uplift of the developing countries through appropriate applications of science and technology. COMSATS, currently, has a membership of 21 countries, spread across three continents, i.e. Asia, Africa and Latin America. A group of 18 science and technology organizations in different developing countries are also affiliated with COMSATS as its Network of Centres of Excellence. The President of Ghana, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, is the current Chairperson of COMSATS.
The major organs of the Commission are:
- The Secretariat
- The Network of Centres of Excellence
The operations of the Network are conducted through the following bodies:
- Consultative Committee
- Coordinating Council
- Technical Advisory Committee