In conjunction with the 2018 meeting of IAP SEP Global Council, the International Forum on Science Education was held in Islamabad on 9 April 2018, hosted by the ECO Science Foundation, the Pakistan Higher Education Foundation, Pakistan Academy of Sciences and Alif Ailaan. At the close of the International Forum on Science Education, participants released the Islamabad Declaration which, among other things, calls on IAP member academies to lobby their national governments to establish more interactive science museums and science centres; and on industry, particularly the infrastructure and digital technology related enterprises, to assist academies and their national governments to enhance STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education using the inquiry-based science education (IBSE) approach. Such policies and initiatives would ensure the formation of the creative and innovative human capital, says the Declaration.