Education and Research Committee of State Council familiarizes with the efforts of MOG "to support scientific research “
06 Jul 2020
Today, the Education and Research Committee of the State Council hosted HE.Eng.Salim bin Nasser Al-Aufi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Oil and Gas (MOG) and Dr.Abdullah bin Sulaiman Al-Abri, CEO of IGAD, to add value to its ongoing study titled, “The reality of scientific research and the role of private sector companies in supporting and developing it.”
The fourteenth meeting of the first annual session of the seventh term by Hon.Mohammed bin Hamdan bin Sulaiman al Toobi, Committee Head was held in the presence of the honorable committee members and the Secretariat staff employees .
The discussions with the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Oil and Gas, and the CEO of IGAD dealt with the to axes related to the study, including: Challenges facing scientific research, the contribution of the private sector in supporting scientific research, the availability of the infrastructure for scientific research and its ability to deal with qualitative research, proposals and mechanisms to assist in developing the system of scientific research support, in addition to the role of the Scientific Research Council in finding alternative funding sources for research.
The study aims to examine the reality of local, regional and global policies and legislations regulating the process of the private sector's contribution to scientific research and raising its efficiency, and to identify its role in this regard, and to suggest legislation and mechanisms that regulate the contribution of the private sector and international companies operating in the Sultanate in scientific research, in addition to proposing mechanisms to help settle technical expertise at all levels.
At the end of the meeting, the committee was briefed on new issues on its agenda, and took appropriate decisions