IRDR Executive Director meets the President ECOSF in Beijing on September 19, 2018
Prof. Dr. Qunli HAN, Executive Director of Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) a program of International Science Council (ISC) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) met the President ECO Science Foundation Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro on September 19, 2018 in Beijing on the sidelines of the World Conference on Science Literacy 2018.
Prof. Soomro who is also the founding fellow of Academy of Engineering and Technology of the Developing World (AETDEW) was accompanied by Dato Lee Yee Cheong, Chairman AETDEW and a fellow of AETDEW Prof. Zhong Yixin from Xinhua University, Beijing. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss collaboration between IRDR, ECO Science Foundation and AETDEW on Disaster Risk Research, Reduction, Mitigation and Preparedness along with the Belt and Road Program of China, especially ECO member countries.
All three organizations agreed in principle to participate and collaborate. Dr. Soomro was also invited to share the Disaster Risk issues of ECO member countries in a forthcoming meeting of IRDR/UNISDR/ISC under the aegis of Chinese Academy of Sciences scheduled in November 2018.