The Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-aligned and other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre: www.namstct.org) was set up in 1989 as an inter-governmental organization in pursuance of the decisions taken at various Summits of the Heads of State or Government of the Non-aligned Movement countries. Forty Eight developing countries represented by their government departments / ministries and agencies dealing with science and technology have so far joined the Centre as its member.
In pursuance of its objectives and functions to promote South–South cooperation in science and technology and collective self-reliance, the Centre is striving with a dream to bring the developing countries to the frontiers of science through networking, sharing of knowledge and pooling of resources. The most significant impact of the activities of the Centre is in the organization of training programmes and workshops and preparation of the state-of-the-art reports on topics of scientific and socio-economic relevance to the developing countries. The Centre also aims at establishing new connectivity for interlinking the database on S&T experts and expertise with their national programmes and dovetailing the promotion of technological cooperation and transfer of technology initiatives with the S&T cooperation networks in these countries.