Visitors Gallery

May 16, 2018: Prof. Dr. G. A. Miana, Rector/Associate Dean, Riphah International University and senior Fellow – Academy of Sciences visited ECOSF Secretariat and called upon Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro. The brief on Programs was shared and the possible collaboration was discussed.



May 15, 2018: Team of Trainee Librarians along with Representative of PASTIC (Pakistan Scientific and Technological Information Center) visited ECOSF secretariat and met with the President ECOSF Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro. The group of librarians from across Pakistan is participating in a workshop on modern library tools organised by PASTIC. Prof. Soomro welcomed them and gave a brief overview of the functions and programmes of the foundation and encouraged them to interact with their counterparts in other ECO countries as libraries provide major support to S&T researchers.



May 03, 2018: Dr. Tariq Mahmood the Former Director Science of ISESCO Rabat and presently Professor of Environmental Sciences at the PMAS University of Arid Agriculture Rawalpindi made a courtesy call upon the President ECOSF Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro.



May 02, 2018: Dr. Zafar Ali, Director General Strategic Export Control Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs paid a visit to ECOSF and met the President. He appreciated the contribution of ECOSF for promotion of STI in ECO region



April 13, 2018: ECOSF Executive Director (Designate) Prof. Komail Tayebi calling upon the President ECOSF to brief him about his joining and discussing the programmes of ECOSF.



April 12, 2018: Dr. R. Indarjani Deputy Director for SEAMEO QITEP in Science, Indonesia, paying a visit to ECOSF secretariat. She shared the programmes of SEAMEO and shown interest to collaborate with ECOSF for joint activities.



28 March 2018: President of the International Council for the Life Sciences (ICLS) based USA, Mr. Terrence Taylor called upon the President ECOSF Professor Manzoor Soomro and discussed possibility of putting up a joint research and awareness proposal on Leichmenia parasite and its vector Sand-fly in Pakistan and other ECO countries. The two agreed in principle to prepare a joint proposal for international funding.



26 March 2018: Professor Dr. S. M. Qureshi the former Federal Secretary to the Ministry of Science and Technology and Education and Former Vice Chancellor of Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) paid a visit to ECOSF and held a meeting with President ECOSF Prof Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro. Purpose of the visit of Dr. Qureshi was to learn more about ECOSF and its programmes and to seek corporation of ECOSF for their comparative study on the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policies of the Founder Members of ECO, viz., Iran, Turkey and Pakistan. Dr. Qureshi is supervising a Ph.D study on the STI Policies of above three countries. Dr. Soomro warmly welcomed the very senior science policy maker and Manager and assured him all possible support from ECOSF.



March 13, 2018: Dr. Raja Tariq Khan, Secretary, Department of Industries and Energy, Govt. of Azad Jammu & Kashmir visited offices of ECOSF and appreciated the role of the Foundation for promoting Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) activities in ECO region



29 January 2017: Dr. Muhammad Azeem Khan, Member Food Security and Climate Change of Planning Commission called upon President ECOSF to discuss various emerging issues of Climate Change and Food Security in Pakistan. He appreciated efforts undertaken by the Foundation to combat climate change in the ECO region.



14 December 2017: Prof. Asghar Muhammadi Fazel, President ECO Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ECO-IEST) and Advisor to Vice President of Iran for Environment called upon the President ECOSF at his office during the 28th Meeting of Regional Planning Council of ECO in Islamabad. Both the leaders discussed the environmental issues of ECO region and joint programmes. The two ECO institutions are collaborating since 2014.



13 December 2017: Delegation of Iran led by H. E. Mr. Ali Khani, DG MFA and his Colleague Mr. Hosein Darveshi and the Director National Economic Research Institute of Azerbaijan Dr. Vilayat Valiyev along with Ms. Gavhar called upon the President ECOSF during the 28th Meeting of Regional Planning Council of ECO in Islamabad. The delegates appreciated the Foundation’s efforts for promotion of S&T in the ECO region.



11 December 2017: President ECO Education Institute (ECOEI), Dr. Akif Kirecci called upon President ECOSF Prof. Dr. Manzoor H. Soomro to discuss mutual collaboration between the two organizations. Both the institutions are working together to promote science, technology and education in ECO region.



23 November 2017: Prof. Dr. Shahina Fayaz, Director National Nematological Research Centre, University of Karachi holding a meeting with President ECOSF to discuss the status of upcoming 5th International Workshop for Capacity Building in Nematology.



08 November 2017: Prof. Ruijun Long (Programme Coordinator of ICIMOD and Professor of Arid Agriculture and Ecology at Lanzhou University, China) calling upon President ECOSF at his office and discussing the areas of collaboration between the organizations.



24 August 2017: Prof. Zabta Khan Shinwari Secretary General, Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) met with President ECOSF and discussed the collaboration between ECOSF and PAS. The organizing of the meeting of Global Council of Inter Academy Partnership-Science Education Programmes (IAP-SEP) in Islamabad next year was also came under discussion.



18 August 2017: Dr. Tasneem Anwar, Assistant Professor (Science Education) at The Agha Khan University Institute for Educational Development met with President ECSOF and his team.



10 August 2017: Prof. Dr. Ikram-ul-Haq, Director ORIC, GC University Lahore (left) visiting ECOSF and meeting the President ECOSF.



09 August 2017: Chairman PCRWR, Dr. Muhammad Ashraf held a meeting with President ECOSF at his office to seek the collaboration of ECO Science Foundation for numerous activities especially in water sector.



02 August 2017: Dr. Shahbaz Khan, Director UNESCO Asia – Pacific, Jakarta meeting with the President ECOSF at his office and discussed the ongoing collaboration and future programmes of both the organizations.



24 July 2017: Mr. Darkhan Nursadykov, Counsellor of the Embassy of Kazakhstan visiting ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF) and meeting the President ECOSF at his office to discuss the cummunication channels of Kazakhstan with ECOSF.



Prof. Pierre Lena, the Co-Founder of La main a la pate Foundation visits ECOSF

10 May 2017: Prof. Pierre Lena, the Co-Founder of La main a la pate Foundation (2nd right) visits ECOSF along with French Embassy Officials; Mr. Andre de BUSSY (2nd left) and Mr. Matthieu (left) to discuss the promotion and implantation of Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) in ECO region.



Dr. Ghulam Raza Bhatti and Dr. Anwar Bhutto called upon President ECOSF at his office on 13 Feb. 2017



20 Jan. 2017: A delegation comprising of Dr. Shahid Qamar USA, Dr. Bushra Mirza Professor Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad and Mr. Salman Naveed, Campaign Manager, Alif Ailan, called upon the President ECOSF Prof. Manzoor H. Soomro at his office to discuss the areas of mutual cooperation including Inquiry Based Science Education



Ms. Nasira Habib from the Khoj School for Community Education Called upon President ECO Science Foundation

07 Nov. 2016: Ms. Nasira Habib from the Khoj School for Community Education visited ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF) and held a meeting with President ECOSF Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro for promoting synergies in the field of science education at schools.

The Khoj School for Community Education emphasizes on holistic approach to education based on conceptual understanding, logical thinking and creativity. They strive to prepare children to be rational and competitive citizen of tomorrow. This approach is aligned with ECOSF project of Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) being pursued in the 10 ECO member states. Professor Soomro assured her full support and cooperation in persuasion of inquiry based learning at community schools.



H.E. Mr. Aimal Marjan, Deputy Minister for IT and Communication of I.R. of Afghanistan made a courtesy call upon President ECOSF on 19 August 2016



Delegates of 3rd Meeting of ECOSF BoT visited ECOSF office on 18 August 2016



Mr. Hosseinali Darvishi, Chancellor of ECO Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran and Mostafa Razavi Zadeh, Second Secretary Iran Embassy in Pakistan made a courtesy call on President ECOSF on 16 August 2016



Mr. Kanan Nazarov, Deputy Secretary General, ECO and Prof. Parvonakhon Jamshedov, Head of Foreign Department, Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan visited ECOSF and met the President on 16 August 2016



Mr. Salman Naveed Khan, Political Advocacy Campaign Manager, Alif Ailaan called met the President ECOSF at his office on 15 August 2016 and discussed possibilities of collaboration for promotion of Science  Education in Pakista Pakistan



A High-Level Delegation from Chinese Academy of Sciences headed by Prof. Dr. Cui Peng along with the Vice Chancellor of Karakorum International University, Gilgit Pakistan Prof. Dr. M. Asif Khan made an Exploratory Visit to ECOSF on 2 August 2016 and had a discussion with reference to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.



UNDP delegation comprising of Ms. Michaela Alexandra Prokop and Ms. Aroob called upon the President ECOSF at his office on 02 August 2016 to discuss the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and related aspects including the establishment of Innovation Fund in Pakistan.



Iranian Delegation

Iranian Delegation led by H.E Prof. Vahid Ahmadi, Deputy Minister for Research and Technology of Iran (center) visited ECOSF office on 31-05-2016



Representatives of ICT R&D Fund and IRP

Representatives of ICT R&D Fund and Institute of Research Promotion (IRP) visited ECOSF office on 19-05-2016



Scientific and Higher Education Attaché, French Embassy

Mr. Alban SCHEWERER, Scientific and Higher Education Attaché, French Embassy called upon the president ECOSF at his new office on 02-05-2016



Professor Kausar A. Malik (H.I., S.I., T.I.)

Professor Kausar A. Malik (H.I., S.I., T.I.) Distinguished National Professor of Biotechnology and Dean of Research from FCC College Lahore. He visited ECOSF on 25 April 2016 to finalize the programme of joint COMSTECH-FCC-ECOSF workshop on “Genomics and Genome Editing” in May 2016.



Professor M. Iqbal Bhangar

Professor M. Iqbal Bhangar from ICCBS Karachi visited ECOSF office on 28 April 2016.






Dr. Graeme Firth And Prof. Dr. Behzad Ghareyazie

Dr. Graeme Firth, Programme Manager at International Science and Technology Center (ISTC), Astana and Prof. Dr. Behzad Ghareyazie, Executive Director, Iran Biotechnology Information Center (IRBIC), Iran paid a visit to the new office setup of ECO Science Foundation on 28 April 2016.






Mr. Athar Usama

Mr. Athar Usama, CEO Pakistan Innovation Foundation called upon the President ECOSF on 22 April 2016 at his office to discuss the mutual interests.






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