“Strategic Communication Inside and Outside of Academia”
Session by Dr. Muhammad Sabieh Anwar at COMSTECH International Conference on "Science Communication and Community Engagement."

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Registration: Registration is required.
Date: February 2, 2023
Time: 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Venue: COMSTECH, 33 Constitution Ave, G-5/2 G-5, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory


Dr. Muhammad Sabieh Anwar presented an enlightening session on “Strategic communication inside and outside of Academia.” at the COMSTECH International Conference on Science Communication and Community Engagement.

He shared his wisdom and expertise on communicating effectively in academic and non-academic settings and emphasized that strategic communication is a skill that can be developed through practice. Dr. Sabieh highlighted the power of strategic communication in driving positive change and inspiring and influencing others. He also discussed the role of Science Festivals in making science accessible to the community and encouraging young minds to explore nature. In Dr. Sabieh’s words,

“Science festivals can act as social glue.”

Dr. Sabieh pointed out social stigmas in our society, such as our de-glorification of work and preference for specific languages and how our educational system is just about theoretical knowledge and near to no practical demonstrations and how we as a society discourage change. He stressed the importance of hands-on demonstrations to expand educational horizons and make learning more fun; even subjects like Mathematics can be made fun to learn by using 3D setups and visual elements. Dr. Sabieh also highlighted unexplored disciplines in Pakistan, including technology and AI, archeology, and Pakistan’s flora and fauna. Dr. Sabieh concluded the session by emphasizing the value of children, learners and citizens.