M. Shamsher Ali Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies (fasas)



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FASAS & IAP Programme for Capacity Building of FASAS Paper presented at the IAP General Assembly in Cairo, Egypt 1-6 December, 2006 on behalf of FASAS by Prof. Dr. M. Shamsher Ali Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies (FASAS)


FEDERATION OF ASIAN SCIENTIFIC ACADEMIES AND SOCIETIES (FASAS)

  • Historical

  • First constituted on January 15, 1984 at New Delhi, India

  • Major problems faced by countries in Asia:

  • Population growth

  • Health care

  • Energy

  • Environment

  • S&T manpower training & resource development



Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies

  • Founding Members

  • Academy of Science of Afghanistan

  • Bangladesh Academy of Sciences

  • Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • Indian National Science Academy

  • National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Korea

  • Malaysian Scientific Association

  • Royal Nepal Academy of Science and Technology

  • Pakistan Academy of Sciences

  • National Academy of Science and Technology, The Philippines

  • Singapore National Academy of Science

  • National Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka

  • Science Society of Thailand



Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies

  • Current Membership

  • Academy of Science of Afghanistan

  • Bangladesh Academy of Sciences**

  • Chinese Academy of Sciences**

  • Indian National Science Academy*

  • National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Korea*

  • Malaysian Scientific Association**

  • Royal Nepal Academy of Science and Technology*

  • Pakistan Academy of Sciences**

  • National Academy of Science and Technology, The Philippines**

  • Singapore National Academy of Science*

  • National Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka*

  • Science Society of Thailand**

  • Australian Academy of Sciences*

  • Royal Society of New Zealand*

  • Academy of Sciences Malaysia*



Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies

  • Membership

  • Membership of the Federation is open to those national and regional scientific organisations in the Asia Pacific region who share the same objectives with the Federation

  • National and Affiliated Memberships



Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies

  • Affiliation

  • International Council for Science (ICSU) since 1986

  • InterAcademy Panel (IAP) since 2001



Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies

  • Objectives (revised in 2002)

  • To promote the advancement of science and technology for development in Asia

  • To promote the integration of science and technology into national development planning and policy-making processes

  • To promote greater awareness of the role of science and technology in nation building among the general public, business, policy and decision makers

  • To encourage the contribution and impact of academies and societies in national and regional development

  • To collect, collate and disseminate scientific information relevant to the objectives of FASAS



Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies

  • Areas of Focus

  • Promoting best practices in the teaching of science at all levels

  • Increasing awareness of the importance of science and technology in governance, business and everyday life

  • Carry out other functions to achieve the overall objectives



Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies

  • Activities

  • FASAS Workshop on Enzyme Engineering

  • Calcutta, India, October 29 – November 15, 1984

  • Symposium on Planning Science and Technology for National Development

  • Kathmandu, Nepal, December 5 – 6, 1984

  • Regional Training Course on the Methods and Techniques in Exploration

  • Geophysics

  • Hyderabad, India, December 10, 1984 – January 23, 1985

  • Asian Congress of Pharmacology

  • New Delhi, India, January 15 – 19, 1985

  • Training Programme on Use of Photo-Voltaic System for Energy

  • Applications

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 27 – 30, 1985

  • Workshop on Microcomputer Interfacing to Instruments and Laboratory Data

  • Processing

  • Singapore, June 3 – 8, 1985

  • Symposium on Alternate Energy Source for Rural Areas in China

  • Guangzhou & Chengdu, China, November 19 – 25, 1985



Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies

  • Activities

  • Workshop on Technology and Processing of Palm Oil

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 29 – December 1, 1985

  • International Seminar on Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

  • Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 25 – 27, 1986

  • Workshop on Repair, Maintenance and Development of Scientific

  • Instruments

  • Madras, India, July 15 – 18, 1986

  • Congress on Computer Applications

  • Beijing, China October 15 – 19, 1986

  • Course on High Performance Liquid Chromatography

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 21 – 28, 1986

  • Seminar on Role, Opportunities and Challenges for Young Scientists in

  • Developing Countries

  • Madras, India, December 27 – 30, 1986

  • International Symposium on Climate and Food Security

  • New Delhi, India, February 6 – 9, 1987



Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies

  • Activities

  • Regional Workshop on Chemical Instrumentation

  • Kathmandu, Nepal, February 16 - 20, 1987

  • Regional Workshop on Plant Mycoplasma

  • New Delhi, India, February 24 – 28, 1987

  • Regional Symposium on High Altitude Natural Products Chemistry

  • Kathmandu, Nepal, March 17 – 19, 1987

  • Science Asia ’87 Congress

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 12 – 17, 1987

  • International Workshop on Climatic Change and Water Resources

  • Beijing, China, November 4 – 6, 1987

  • Workshop on Analytical Techniques

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 17 – 21, 1987

  • Regional Seminar on Research Trends in Medicinal Plant

  • Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 13 – 15, 1987



Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies

  • Activities

  • Seminar on Engineering Materials and Their Applications

  • Madras, India, December 16 – 19, 1987

  • First Asian School on Conservation Biology

  • Bangalore, India, December 16 – 31, 1987

  • Regional Seminar on Plant Tissue Culture

  • Kathmandu, Nepal, March 14 – 17, 1988

  • International Conference on Science and Technology Policy for Developing

  • Countries

  • Manila, Philippines, July 14, 1988

  • International Seminar on Solid State Ionic Devices

  • Singapore, July 18 – 23, 1988

  • First Intensive Workshop on Basic Neuroscience

  • Bangkok, Thailand, October 17 – November 2, 1988

  • Training Programme in Microelectronics

  • Bangkok, Thailand, October 24 – November 4, 1988



Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies

  • Activities

  • Regional Training Course on Recent Advances in Techniques and

  • Applications of Gas Chromatography

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 15 – 19, 1988

  • Regional Seminar on Iodine Deficiency Disorders

  • Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 12 – 14, 1988

  • International Workshop on Methods and Concepts in Chronobiology

  • Madurai, India, February 14 – 25, 1989

  • Conference on Technology of Biomass Gasification

  • Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 13 – 17, 1989

  • Symposium on Environment Protection and Ecology in Developing

  • Countries

  • Beijing, China, November 1 – 4, 1989

  • Seminar on Crystallography of Natural Materials for Science and Industry

  • Bangkok, Thailand, February 7 – 15, 1990

  • Workshop on Natural Product Chemistry

  • Kathmandu, Nepal, February 15 – 19, 1990



Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies

  • Activities

  • International Workshop on Laser Spectroscopy and Non-Liner Optics of

  • Solids

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 22 – 30, 1990

  • Workshop on Low Cost Techniques in Housing and Construction

  • Colombo, Sri Lanka, September 23 – 25, 1990

  • Workshop on Space Science

  • Singapore, September 25 – 28, 1990

  • Second Congress of The Asian and Oceanian Physiological Societies

  • New Delhi, India, November 12 – 15, 1990

  • Regional Seminar on Trace Constituents in Food

  • Penang, Malaysia, November 15 – 17, 1990

  • Regional Seminar / Workshop on Biotechnology

  • Manila, Philippines, December 3 – 6, 1990

  • International Symposium on Chromosome Research: From Microscope to

  • Molecule

  • Calcutta, India, December 12 – 14, 1990



Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies

  • Activities

  • Third Asian Conference on Technology for Rural Development

  • (Asia Tech-91)

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 12 – 14, 1991

  • International Workshop on Lipid Soluble Antioxidants in Biochemistry,

  • Nutrition and Environment Health

  • Penang, Malaysia, September 20 – 23, 1991

  • Workshop on Software Engineering

  • Beijing, China, October 10 – 12, 1991

  • Second International Symposium on Technical Education and Training for

  • Research and Development

  • Malaysia, November 19 – 22, 1991

  • Symposium on The Asian Honey Bees and Bee Mites

  • Bangkok, Thailand, February 10 – 14, 1992

  • Fifth Course in Neurobiology for Postgraduates in Clinical Neurosciences

  • New Delhi, India, February 24 – March 6, 1992

  • Fifth Asia Pacific Physics Conference

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 10 – 15, 1992



Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies

  • Activities

  • FASAS Symposium on New Materials and Contemporary Applications

  • Islamabad, Pakistan, November 27 – December 1, 1992

  • FASAS Seminar on Global Environment Chemistry

  • New Delhi, India, September 27 – October 1, 1993

  • International Conference on World Population – A Conference of The

  • World’s Scientific Academies

  • New Delhi, India, October 24 – 27, 1993

  • Symposium on Medicinal Plants Exploration, Utilization and Conservation

  • In Asia

  • Shanghai, China, November 2 – 4, 1993

  • Symposium on Natural Disasters in Bangladesh

  • Dhaka, Bangladesh, November 22 – 24, 1993

  • Seminar on Impact of Science and Technology on Future Life Style

  • Singapore, December 1 – 3, 1993

  • International Conference on Food Preservation

  • Manila, Philippines, November 8 – 11, 1994



Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies

  • Activities

  • Asian Congress on Science and Technology

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 5 – 7, 1995

  • 3rd Asian Congress on Science and Technology

  • Chiang Mai, Thailand, July 5 – 7, 1997

  • International Conference on Public Understanding of Science and

  • Technology (PUSAT) 2000

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 24 – 27, 2000

  • International Conference on Public Understanding of Science and

  • Technology (PUSAT) 2001

  • Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, September 20 – 24, 2001

  • 4th Asian Congress on Science and Technology (4 ASTC) 2002

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 25 – 27, 2002

  • International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education 2004

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 16 – 18, 2004



Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies

  • Activities

  • First ICSU Regional Meeting for Asia and the Pacific

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 25 – 27, 2005

  • International Science Congress (ISC) 2005

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 3 – 6, 2005



IAP Programme for Capacity Building of FASAS

  • Objective – to encourage FASAS members to work together in promoting science education and to enhance the contribution and impact of science academies and societies on science education at the national and regional levels



Activities undertaken so-far

  • Construction of FASAS homepage (www.akademisains.gov.my/FASAS/)

  • FASAS Council met annually since 2004 to 2006

  • Brainstormings on science education were held in 2004 & 2005

  • Workshop on Role of Science Academies in Science Promotion and Science Education was held in Sept. 2006 in Singapore

  • Workshop on FASAS Joint Projects was also held in Sept. 2006 in Singapore.

  • FASAS – AASA Joint Meeting was also held in Sept. 2006 in Singapore.



FASAS Joint Projects

  • Science teaching with enlightenment or science teaching in enlightened ways (anchored by Malaysia)

  • Education and training for science teachers (anchored by Singapore)

  • General education on natural disasters (anchored by Australia)



Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies

  • FASAS Secretariat

  • Indian National Science Academy (INSA)

  • 1984 – 1997

  • Malaysian Scientific Association (MSA)

  • 1998 – 2002

  • Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)

  • 2003 –



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