ECOSF News - 2021

The Fifth CAREC Think Tank Development Forum "Economic Corridors: Pathways to Regional Growth"

Annual Meeting of BRISECC – 2021 held virtually

7th International Conference of Pakistan Phytopathological Society (PPS) held at University of Agriculture Faisalabad – President ECOSF participated as Guest of Honour

Iran-Philippines International Virtual Symposium on Agricultural Nanotechnology

ECOSF participated in the World Science Day celebrated at COMSTECH

World Science Day under the Theme “Building Climate –Ready Communities” celebrated on 10 November 2021 at Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF)

Global Environment Facility (GEF) organized a sideline event on accelerating the shift to Electric Mobility at the COP 26

President ECOSF meets the Acting Minister of MSRT Iran on 23 October 2021

President ECOSF meets the Deputy Minister of Agriculture-Jehad of Iran

The Activities of 5th Belt and Road Teenager Maker Camp and Teacher Workshop are under way since 21st September

5th Young Scientist Festival (YSF) being held in Tehran by Jamili Charity Foundation of Iran in collaboration with ECOSF

BTBU-ECOSF 3rd Joint Training Program - Digital Transformation for the Belt and Road (B&R) Countries

ECOSF Contributes to Open Science Report prepared by UNESCO

The Mustafa (PBUH) Prize in Science and Technology-2021 4thAward Ceremony held on October 21, 2021 in Tehran, Iran

8th STEP held along the 2021 Mustafa(pubh) Prize in S&T

ECOSF participated in the Second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference

World Food Day under the theme of "World Food Day - Our Actions Are Our Future" held at COMSTECH President ECOSF participated

PCSIR Launched Hemp Value Chain Development Programme - 2021

ECOSF participated in the Subregional conference on food loss and waste reduction in Central Asia, Azerbaijan and Turkey, organized by FAO and other partners including the Regional Coordination Centre for Food Security of ECO

ECOSF participated in the Science Museum CEOs Dialogue organized by the BTBU and BAST

ECOSF participated in the Strategic Communication Training Program by STEM Platform Strategic

10th Governing Board Meeting of IRIS held virtually, President ECOSF attended as the Member of the Board

NPU-FEIAP Belt & Road Engineering Education Training Centre (NFTC) organized the Outcome Based Engineering Education Training

UNDESA and UNDP hosted a virtual session on the Future of Work

ECOSF participated in the Climate Change Education Summit organized by the Reading University, UK

ECOSF participated in the webinar on Music and Technology organized by KLESF

President ECOSF participated in the 14th Meeting of ISTIC Governing Board Virtually

H.E. Amb. Khusrav NOZIRI Assumes the Charge as New Secretary General of ECO on August 16, 2021

Hybrid Seminar on Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Agriculture followed by an exhibition “Technological Solution for Sustainable Agriculture” at Ministry of Foreign Affairs -Islamabad, Pakistan

Kuala Lumpur Engineering Science Fair (KLESF) and STEMSELS Foundation jointly organized the webinar on Ignite STEM INTEREST to combat AI GAME ADDICTION

ECOSF participated in the Virtual Dialogue on Pakistan E-Mobility Forum “A business Opportunity in Motion”

President ECOSF participated as Panelist in the UNESCO Regional Consultation on Open Science Policy Strategy and Implementation

ECOSF participated in the Webinar on using Social Media to Source and Spread Science Journalism organized by KSJ - MIT

2nd Joint Training Program on Low Carbon Development and New Energy Vehicles

Mustafa Science and Technology Foundation (MSTF) and BioNTech jointly hold a webinar on Prof. Ugur Sahin's latest achievements; focusing on mRNA -based vaccines, especially COVID-19

President ECOSF Participated in Teach a Kid Make Individual Life with Collaboration of Akhuwat Foundation Virtually Organized Annual conference titled “Reconstructing 22.8 million Broken Futures with Education

Seminar on “Challenges and Strategies for Effective Plastic Waste Management to Improve Human Health’’ held on 4th August 2021 at PSF Islamabad

President ECOSF attended PIDE Webinar "How Railways are being financed in the 21st century’’

UNDP and NEECA in collaboration with ECOSF co-organized a consultative workshop on ‘Scaling Up Electric Mobility in Pakistan’

UNESCO Jakarta Organized Let’s Talk DRR - the Futures of Disaster Risk Governance in 2045

President ECOSF Participated in PIDE & CAREC (Azerbaijan) Joint Webinar, Presentation of Dr. Vusal Gasilmi's book "Economic Growth" & "The PIDE Reform Agenda for Accelerated and Sustained Growth"

President ECOSF Participated in the 2nd Open Science Conference

ECOSF Participated in Pakistan Water Conference on Emerging Water Challenges 15th July 2021

President ECOSF Participated in 4th Breakfast Chat with Past Winners of AAET Green Award

Online Maker Summer Camp - 2021

Mahathir Science Award – 2020 won by Professor Sir Alimuddin Zumla

President ECOSF Participated in a webinar on “Science Diplomacy”

ECOSF participated in a webinar on Disaster Risk Reduction, Reflection of the Past and the Present

PASTIC’s project “National Digital Archive of Research published in Pakistani Journals” launched- President ECOSF joined the launch

President ECOSF Participated in Webinar on Prospects for Economic Integration on the Euro-Asian Continent and Its Implications for CAREC

President ECOSF joined as Chief Guest the 16th Nematological Event: Present Era of Ecofriendly Nematode Management Strategies organised mainly by the Pakistan Society of Nematologists

Pujiang Innovation Forum 2021 held at Shanghai, China- President ECOSF was among the Key Note Speakers

Secretary to Ministry of Science and Technology of Pakistan paid a visit to ECOSF Secretariat

ECOSF Participated in the Virtual Launch of 7th edition of UNESCO Science Report ‘The Race against Time for Smarter Development’

President ECOSF attended a training workshop on "Integrated Disease Management" at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS AAUR), Pakistan as a Special Guest Speaker

Prof. Manzoor Soomro wins recognition as Foreign Fellow of AAET

President of Tajikistan visited Pakistan- Various MoUs/Agreements signed

President ECOSF attended in the Inaugural Session of an Advanced Training Course on’’ How to Establish Halal Food Testing Laboratory?”

KSS Lahore organized webinar on Biodiversity and its Conservation in Pakistan with a special focus on Birds and Insects on 4th June 2021

2nd General Conference of Parliamentary Assembly of ECO held in Islamabad

China-Pakistan Sugarcane Industry Cooperation and Exchange Forum held, President ECOSF joined in

President ECOSF Participated in ECO-RCC second webinar in the series entitled “Sustainable Food Systems: Concept and Practices in ECO Countries”

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

ECOSF attended the Yidan Prize Conference: Europe 2021

ECOSF in collaboration with CAST, BAST, PEC and BTBU organized the High-end Dialogue for International Engineers and Technicians

ECOSF participated in the Global Policy Dialogue for Climate Action

The Ban Ki-Moon Centre in collaboration with Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy organized a webinar on CLIMATE JUSTICE 4 ALL

ECOSF Participated in Webinar on Covid-19 an Opportunity to Reform the Agricultural System of Pakistan

ECOSF Participated in a Webinar on “Covering Climate and the Environment” organized by Knight Science Journalism at MIT

IsDB and ECOSF held a virtual meeting to discuss potential collaboration to promote STI in the region

President ECOSF attended the US Congressional Briefing on Science Diplomacy online

ECOSF Joins the UNESCO Regional Consultation in Asia for Preparation of the Global Action Plan for the International Decade of Indigenous Languages (IDIL) 2022-2032

Building Academic Linkages within BRI Countries- Webinar contributed to by ECOSF President as BRISECC Vice President

ECOSF attends the AASSA-PAS Webinar Series on Pandemic Preparedness: Science and Countermeasures

ECOSF Participated in Partnerships as Game Changer for a Sustainable Recovery from COVID-19

ECOSF and BTBU met virtually to chart out plan for training programs of the BTBU-ECOSF Joint Training Center

ECOSF participated in a webinar on Imagining the Carbon-neutral Future: Transformations in Energy and Transport organized by UN DESA

ECOSF Contributed to the First Virtual Meeting of the ECO Regional Network of Research Institutions/Centers and Think Tanks for Energy Studies

6th Meeting of the Executive Committee of ECOSF convened virtually

ECOSF Participated in a webinar on Education Now: "Innovations in Global Education''

Analysis of Public Attitudes towards COVID-19 Vaccination in Selected CAREC Countries

University of Reading, UK Organized an Online Alumni Lecture – Supporting the vulnerable: COVID’s social impact

ECOSF participated in the UNESCO expert meeting on Open Science and Intellectual Property Rights

ECOSF Participated in the PIDE Reform Agenda for Accelerated and Sustained growth on 22 April 2021

Regional Science Stakeholders explore the Interaction between Climate Change and the Ocean in Asia Pacific SIDS

Earth Day 2021 organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) - ECOSF Participated

ECOSF Participated in the Virtual Dialogue on Valuing Water for a Stronger Pandemic Recovery

ECOSF Participated in PIDE Webinar on "Future of Pakistan Economy with the IMF Program”

ECOSF participated in the FEIAP-FAEO AAP Accord Signing Ceremony

President ECOSF attended the Launch ceremony of Islamabad Space Observatory

IBSE-LAMAP Pilot Center named after Prof. Yves Quere of France opened in Malaysia

Strengthen cooperation between ECO countries and China to maximize benefits of BRI said President ECOSF

Reducing the impact of COVID-19 on inequalities in higher education: A call for action to the international community

1st Conference on STEMS at Islamia University of Bahawalpur held on 30-31 March 2021– President ECOSF joined as a Key Note Speaker on STEM Education via IBSE for Socio-Economic Development

Thar Science Festival – 2021 held successfully by TEA, ECOSF and Local Government of Tharparkar

First Joint Symposium of the Rectors of ECO Member-State Universities- ECOSF Co-organizer and Contributor

Governance & Taxation: Rethinking Competitiveness of Sialkot- ECOSF, IRP and University of Sialkot jointly organized the virtual session during Innovation Summit- Sialkot 2021

8th ECO Ministerial Conference on DRR held Virtually (March 17, 2021)

Two-day Introductory Training on Project Cycle Management (PCM) for ECO Regional Food Security Programme held virtually by ECO-RCC

3rd ECO Expert Group Meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction organized virtually by AFAD -Turkey and ECO, ECOSF attended as an Invited Speaker

Visit of Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro, President ECOSF to Sindh Rural Support Organization (SRSO) Project Sites in Districts Larkana and Khairpur in Sindh-Pakistan (March 10-12, 2021)

UN-DESA webinar on “Building Food and Water Security in an Era of Climate Shocks" - President ECOSF joined in

ECOSF joined hands together with UNESCO and WFEO in celebrating the World Engineering Day 2021

University of Tehran and ECOSF co-organized the 2nd the International virtual congress on Medicinal Leech

Prof. Manzoor Soomro appointed as an Overseas Editorial Board Member of the China Science and Technology Education Magazine

14th Summit of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) held virtually

Message by Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro, President ECO Science Foundation on World Engineering Day – March 4th, 2021

2nd Islamabad Science Festival held, ECOSF joined as Partner

ECOSF in collaboration with PNCA and ICF co-organized the Pakistan Mother Languages Literature Festival-2021

COVID 19 in the ECO Region: impact, status of health care and ICT infrastructure, and response by the Member States

UNESCO Lecture on Earth Materials for a Sustainable and Thriving Society attended by President ECOSF

ECOSF participated in a virtual event by International Science Council on COVID-19 - From Recovery to Sustainability

ECOSF participated in the E-Conference on Education Policy 2021

President ECOSF visits the Pak-Austria Fachhochschule Institute

ECOSF participated in the policy dialogue on Data for the Climate and SDGs organized by UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)

ECOSF Participated Indus Cultural Forum (ICF) Board of Governors (BoG) Meeting on 13 January 2021

ECOSF participates in the 2nd Integrated STEM Leadership Summit in Asia

President ECOSF as Chief Guest attended the International Conference on Smart Plant Protection

Consultative Meeting of ECO Specialized Agencies on "The Role of Culture, Education and Science in Sustainable Development" held

31st Meeting of ECO Regional Planning Council (RPC) held virtually

Chairman PSF meets the President ECOSF

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