Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director-General (DG) of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), and Dr. Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, held a meeting to discuss ways to strengthen cooperation between ICESCO and Pakistan in the field of education.
The meeting was held on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, in New York, following both officials’ participation in the United Nations Transforming Education Summit, and was attended by the ICESCO delegation. The Director-General seized this opportunity to congratulate Dr. Hussain on his new position as Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training in Pakistan, wishing him success in his new mission.
The meeting focused on several ongoing ICESCO programmes and projects, and the possibility for Pakistan to benefit from them. The two parties also agreed on launching the Project to Improve Water and Sanitation Services in Rural Schools in Pakistan, as part of a project currently being implemented by ICESCO in many of its Member States to improve these services in a thousand rural schools.
Moreover, the two parties agreed to hold training sessions and workshops for Pakistani teachers and to cooperate in the field of “greening education,” by capitalizing on modern technology, setting up digital libraries to support children’s education and developing online education.
At the close of the meeting, ICESCO Director-General invited the Pakistani Minister to take part in one of ICESCO’s upcoming conferences on education, an invitation the Minister promised to accept soon.