Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Hon'ble Union Minister for
Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Health & Family Welfare
Government of India
SCO-Young Scientist Forum (SCO-YSF)
As a follow up of the fifth session of Heads of Ministries and Departments of Science and Technology of the SCO Member States, at which the huge talent pool of young scientists has been recognized as a potential tool to foster innovative research among the SCO nations, the first SCO-Young Scientists Conclave is being held in India in 2020, as an integral part of SCO Young Scientists Forum (SCO-YSF).
The SCO YSF with the objective of providing a unique opportunity to the youth in the Member States to interact, network and collaborate with their counterparts to address pertinent challenges in emerging areas of science and technology has accepted the proposal of India to host and organize the 1st SCO-Young Scientists Conclave in India during 24-28 November 2020.
Apart from establishing a sustainable cooperation including access to the state-of-the-art Research & Development and analytical facilities, it also aims at harnessing the intrinsic ability of unconventional and lateral thinking, ideology and innovative caliber of the young minds and make their scientific and technological presence felt in today's world.