Researchers from IIASA and Pakistan have carried out a range of research collaborations since the Pakistan Academy of Sciences joined IIASA as the National Member Organization (NMO) for Pakistan in 2007. Joint studies have analyzed how to increase Pakistan’s resilience to natural disasters and explored ways to increase agricultural productivity. Other projects have examined how Pakistan can capture the demographic dividend and benefit from a growing portion of its population that is of working age, and identified the most efficient ways to reduce air pollution in the country.
Thirteen doctoral students from Pakistan have developed their international and interdisciplinary research skills along with expanding their networks by taking part in IIASA’s Young Scientists Summer Program or its southern African version. Knowledge transfer between Pakistan and IIASA is also facilitated through researchers working together on joint publications and through visits either by IIASA researchers to Pakistan or Pakistani researchers to IIASA.
On 1 January 2017 the membership status of the Pakistani NMO changed to observer.
Last edited: 12 January 2017
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