IAP-SEP Global Council Annual Meeting 2021 held online; President ECOSF attended as a Member

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The 2021 Annual Meeting of Global Council of InterAcademy Partnership – Science Education Programme (IAP-SEP) was held virtually on May 28, 2021. Agenda of the meeting was circulated among the Global Council (GC) Members and it was meant to review the progress on various activities carried out by the Regional Networks of IAP and the collaborating organizations as well as GC members since the last meeting held in April 2020. The meeting discussed the plans and the budgetary matters for 2021.

The meeting was chaired by Dr. Wafa Skalli of the National Academy of Sciences of Morocco as the current Chair of the Global Council and attended by Members from Europe, Asia, Americas and Africa. Prof. Manzoor Soomro, President ECOSF also attended the meeting as its Member; so, did the immediate past Chair of Global Council, Dato Lee Yee Cheong of Malaysian Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Wafa welcomed all the participants and appreciated their online attendance of the meeting. Then the agenda was discussed item-wise and decided with consensus. Later, the members were invited to present the progress of their Networks and organizations.

During the meeting, Prof. Manzoor Soomro shared the status and latest updates on the progress by ECOSF, which has been continuing capacity building activities on STEM education through Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) methodology in ECO region.

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