Pakistani wins world Technology Network Award at United Nations

Dr. Athar Usama Islamabad: Science Policy scholar and practitioner and the founder of Muslim-Science.Com, Dr. Athar Osama won the 2011 Worl...

Dr. Athar Usama
Islamabad: Science Policy scholar and practitioner and the founder of Muslim-Science.Com, Dr. Athar Osama won the 2011 World Technology Award for Science and Innovation Media and Journalism category , in a gala “black tie” ceremony at the United Nations.

The Awards were announced from the stage by James P. Clark, Founder and Chairman of the World Technology Network (“The WTN”) and Poppy Harlow, Anchor, CNNMoney.com. At the same time, Clark officially inducted those who were selected as Award finalists into the WTN membership as newly elected fellows.

Pakistani Dr. Osama joins the ranks of over 1000 fellows across 60 different countries that include individuals such as Tim Berners-Lee (inventor of the internet), Mark Zuckerberg (Founder of Facebook), Larry Page and Sergei Brin (Founders of Google), Vice President Al Gore, and Prime Minister Tony Blair.

World Technology Network is a curated community of some of the most creative and leading scholars and practitioners as well as corporates in various disciplines of science and technology and related fields (such as media, ethics, finance, and public policy) selected by their peers as doing some of the most innovative work of potential long-term impact in the world.

Founded in 2001, the World Technology Network has made annual awards in up to 20 different categories for individuals (and 10 corporate categories). Each year, WTN identifies – through an extensive vetting process nominees for WTN Awards and then selects 5 (or six) finalists who are then inducted as fellows of WTN.

The Winners in each category are announced in an Oscar-style gala event.

Dr. Athar Osama won his award for his ground breaking contributions to science and innovation policy in the Islamic World – in particular through a ingenuous and courageous use of new social media and  science journalism to create an awareness of and change mindsets about science and innovation policy in the Islamic World.

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