Secretary General of ECO lauds the scientific activities and the programmes of ECOSF during the last five years
Secretary General of ECO H.E. Dr. Hadi Soleimanpour said that ECOSF is very important scientific institution of ECO. This he said during a call on made by President ECOSF Prof. Manzoor H. Soomro on February 4, 2019.
President ECOSF presented the Five Years Repot of ECOSF initiatives and activities to the Secretary General of ECO and briefed him about the inception of the Foundation and its programmes and activities initiated since its formal functioning in June 2013. President ECOSF further said that despite financial difficulty, the Foundation managed to initiate the programmes and activities and developed collaboration with numerous renowned international and regional organizations to engage them for the support and betterment in the scientific fields and scientific communities of ECO region. Prof. Soomro further shared that the Foundation has worked in diverse fields of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) and carried out the activities in engineering, climate change, water, biosciences & biotechnology, seismology and energy etc.
He further said that strong STI base is very much important for significant development in the region. In this regard, ECOSF has also initiated the programme of Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) pedagogy for teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic (STEM) from Astana, Kazakhstan in June 2015. The programme is successfully being implemented in Pakistan and Iran. More ECO countries such as Azerbaijan and Tajikistan are being negotiated to launch IBSE programme in those countries.
Secretary General of ECO thanked President ECOSF for presentation of beautiful Five Year Report of ECOSF. He expressed his pleasure for the efforts that have been made by ECOSF to pursue economic development through STI in the region. He assured ECO support for future endeavours of the Foundation and hoped that ECOSF will play more vibrant role for promotion of STI in the region.