April 18, 2019
The Pakistan National Chapter of OWSD was established in April 2019, hosted at the Karachi Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (KIBGE) at the University of Karachi.
The first Executive Committee of the National Chapter is formed by:
- Shape the future of international science, by delivering relevant activities and resources and through strengthening strategic international partnerships;
- Enhance the membership experience so it not only meets but exceeds expectations and members feel valued, heard and part of a community;
- Strengthen engagement and knowledge transfer, capitalizing on the depth and wealth of knowledge in the National Chapter's diverse membership;
- Secure a sustainable supply of the resources needed for the National Chapter to deliver its mission.
It will achieve these aims through strategic activities including organizing conferences, seminars and workshops for knowledge dissemination, developing cooperative projects with universities and instructors, and developing the culture of scientific awareness at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels.
Said National Chapter Secretary Saima Saleem in the welcome statement, "We are looking forward to the women in the scientific community in Pakistan to join hands and work together, to achieve our objectives and enhance our vision for science and its development."