NAM- S&T Centre is an intergovernmental organization with a primary objective to promote South -South cooperation in science and technology. Sri Lanka, being one of the 47 member countries of NAM which includes Latin America, Africa, Asia and European continents expresses the privilege on collaborations with mutual benefits among scientists, technologists and scientific organizations with non-aligned to other developing countries. National Science and Technology Commission (NASTEC) being the focal point for NAM –S&T Center in Sri Lanka in coordinating the events which are organized by the NAM –S&T Center.Read More
One day workshop on ‘Emerging Contaminants in the Environment: Source to treatment’ was successfully held on 03rd of October 2018 at the Wilasurendara auditorium, IESL, Colombo 07 with 48 participants. It was organized by Young Scientists Forum of NASTEC with the collaboration of Water Forum of the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) and Ecosphere Resilience Research Center, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
The series of conferences that now come to be known as BICOST, results from the main activity of the National Science and Technology Commission (NASTEC) as mandated by the Science and Technology Act No 11 of 1994. This Act, which was responsible for the creation of NASTEC, was only implemented in 1998, and mandated NASTEC to inter alia, stage The Sri Lanka Conference on Science and Technology biennially ..."
|BICOST - I|
|It was NASTEC, guided by the scientific community, which designed and gave body to the conference, when it staged BICOST-I in August 2000, and formulated the Rules and Regulations of the BICOST as stipulated in the Act itself.|
|THEME BICOST - I|
|The theme of BICOST-I, was "Science and Technology in National Development". The BICOST series was launched, albeit with great expectations and hope, by the Minister of Science and Technology at the Presidential Secretariat, in August 2000.
BICOST-I was a significant success in that for the first time it brought together representatives of the entire National Science and Technology System (NTS), that is, all the actors, scientists, engineers, technologists, managers, administrators, entrepreneurs, bankers, etc. responsible for the science and technology effort of the country, in a common goal oriented exercise.
BICOST-I generated three major landmark documents: A Review Document on the Current Status of Scientific Activity in the major sectorial areas identified (BICOST-I Documentation Part I), the Recommendations of the Conference (BICOST-I Documentation Part II), and a document termed STAND i.e., Science and Technology Agenda for National Development (BICOST-I Documentation Part III), which was the Action Plan.