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President ECOSF addresses the International Conference on Understanding the Problems of Inland Waters: Case Study for the Caspian Sea as Keynote Speaker

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President ECOSF Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro joined the International Conference on Understanding the Problems of Inland Waters: Case Study for the Caspian Sea held in Baku Azerbaijan on 12-14 May 2018.  The conference was organized by Inter-Islamic Science and Technology Network on Oceanography (INOC) and Institute of Geography Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) and supported by ECOSF. Dr. Soomro addressed the conference as Keynote speaker in the Opening Session; title of his talk was: “Inquiry Based - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Education to Combat the Climate Change”. In the talk, he emphasised on the importance of Climate Change, its effects and need for its education especially for younger generations using the Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) methodology. It is pertinent to mention that IBSE is being implemented in ECO Member Countries by ECOSF in collaboration with InterAcademy Partnership Science Education Program (IAP SEP) and La main a la pate (LAMAP) Foundation of France. Dr. Soomro also highlighted other programs of ECOSF in collaboration with other partners including China Association for Science & Technology (CAST) and Islamic Development Bank (IDB), etc. He also congratulated the organisers and hosts especially the Institute of Geography of the ANAS for the excellent arrangements of the conference.

The purpose of the conference was to understand the dynamics of the Caspian Sea Water Level Fluctuations During Holocene by the Climate Change and impact on the Ecology and Socio-Economics of the Region. The top experts from Asia and Europe participated and shared their wisdom.

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