ECO Science Foundation strengthening ties with Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
President ECO Science Foundation Professor Manzoor Hussain Soomro called upon the President of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences-ANAS Professor Akif Alizadeh and the Vice President ANAS Prof. Ibrahim Quliyev in ANAS-Baku on 11th October 2016 to follow on the joint activities of ECOSF in Azerbaijan and regional programmes.
Various matters on collaboration and joint activities were discussed including the initiation of the process for ratification of ECO Science Foundation charter and its additional protocol , co-organization of an Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) capacity building workshop with ECOSF, nomination of an eminent scientist preferably a head of institution for the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees of ECOSF.
ANAS agreed to co-organize with ECOSF possibly in collaboration with Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan IBSE Capacity Building workshop for Teacher Trainers from across Azerbaijan tentatively during mid 2017. The workshop will be conducted by French Trainers in collaboration with ECOSF's international partners, viz., IAP Science Education Programme and La main a la pate Foundation of the Academy of Sciences of France. Professor Alizadeh assured ECOSF of their cooperation and suggested for fresh communication.
The meeting ended with the vote of thanks from both the Presidents with the assurance of cooperation in ECO region to build a greater Regional Economic force based on Science, Technology & Innovation and science education (IBSE).