News ID: 3639
Publish Date: 24 June 2016 - 09:41
The ECO Institute of Environmental Science and Technology has released its 5 years activity report in the ECO Region at the Central and West Asia.
Zistboom: The ECO Institute of Environmental Science and Technology has released its 5 years activity report. The report highlights the main activities of the institute between 2011 and 2015 in pursuit of its overall goal to strengthen the capacity of key actors in environmental conservation in the region and promote exchange of information and experience with efficient management of resources.

The report which has been published in 120 pages, among all, covers the efforts of the institute to develop its regional and international bounds and partnerships as well as the main events organized or participated by the ECO-IEST and the technical contributions of the Institute to the ECO environmental agenda. 

According to H.E. Halil Ibrahim Akca, the ECO Secretary General in his message at the beginning of this report " since its inception in 2011, the ECO-IEST has been involved in many activities rendering diversified support to the environmental agenda of ECO and the Region as a whole". ECO SG also has noted that "we highly value excellent level of cooperation and coordination with ECOIEST, with its team of skilled and experienced experts complementing our environmental agenda and rendering necessary support in technical matters."

Moreover, in the foreword written by H.E. Dr. Massoumeh Ebtekar, Vice President of the Republic and Head of Iran's Department of Environment, she has acknowledged that her initial proposal in 2004 for the establishment of establishing an environmental institute for the region today has evolved into a thriving institute with a significant and active role in almost all the fields of environmental issues in the ECO region and even beyond.

Head of Iran's Department of Environment then expresses her content regarding proposing the establishment of the ECO-IEST as "a right decision at a right time" and concludes that "I am honored that the ECO Institute of Environmental Science and Technology has been so successful in delivering its mandate and duties in the region."

This report, is now available for download in pdf format in the publication service of the Website of the ECO Institute of Environmental Science and Technology.

About Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO)

Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) is an intergovernmental regional organisation established in 1985 by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey as the successor of Regional Cooperation for Development (RCD) (1964-1979) for promoting economic, technical and cultural cooperation. In 1992, ECO was expanded to include seven new members, namely: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Republic of Uzbekistan.  The ECO region is full of bright trading prospects. Despite its young age, ECO has developed into a thriving regional organisation with growing international stature.   


Following the proposal for establishment of a College of Environment to the ECO Ministerial Meeting (Istanbul, 2004), establishment of the ECO-IEST was adopted at the 3rd ECO Ministerial Meeting on Environment (Almaty, 2006). IEST was formally inaugurated in February 9th, 2011. The Institute organises training courses, consultation workshops, regional meetings, as well as facilitating networking and exchange of knowledge and experiences. Conducting study programmes and development of regional projects are other activity fields of IEST.

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