Monir Uddin Ahmed, a Bangladeshi microbiologist, is currently an Assistant Professor at Qassim University in Saudi Arabia. He is also the founder and editor of Scientific Bangladesh, a bilingual science magazine. He is one of the co-leaders of the Science Diplomacy in South Asia working group of the Global Young Academy (2020-2021) and a founding member of the National Young Academy of Bangladesh (2019-2024).


A multidisciplinary group of scientists discusses the past and present status of science diplomacy in South Asia, with particular reference to existing science and technology agreements, COVID-19 diplomacy, and nationalism.