• Three UNESCO Chairs for Halophyte Utilization, Community Education for Mountain Conservation and Watersheds Management and Light for Health were established under UNITWIN Network Programme for renewal
  • Assessment Report for Renewal of Chair in Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization, Karachi forwarded to UNESCO.
  • ISESCO Science Chair for Women Established in Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. Implemented ISESCO’s Project for Empowerment of Women by Nation Resource Development Organization- (NRDO)


A project of fish farming launched in rural                       

 areas of Swat, Gujar Khan, Sahiwal and

Khairpur. Cost of project was PKR 4 million. 60 women benefiting in three provinces, Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtonkhawa.





  • Coordination meetings with UNESCO office Islamabad to review progress of on-going projects in Science Sector.
  • Research proposals for grant of US $10,000 (10 Nos) of Ph.D scholars sent to ISESCO on the basis of their presentation given in PNCU. ISESCO approved one grant
  • Participation in the UNESCO prizes / awards conveyed to UNESCO.

v  Computerization of Library catalogue completed.

v  Draft Service Rules submitted to Establishment Division.

v  Proposal for recruitment submitted to the Ministry.

v  Facilitated participation of 10 experts in activities of UNESCO/ISESCO in 2014-2015

v  Organized three-day event to showcase different regional cultures on the eve of world cultural diversity day observed on 21st May 2015.

v  Participated first qualitative conference of Secretary Generals of National Commissions held in Baghdad, 28-29 March, 2015.

v  The focus of the Conference was:

v  Exploiting education, science and culture to serve as means of mutual cooperation, tolerance and respect for diversity.

v  Enhancing tolerance, understanding of multiculturalism among religions and communities for respecting human dignity and cultural diversity.

v  Inclusion of Core Human values i.e. cooperation, tolerance and peace in national curricula.

v  Dialogue among cultures and civilizations to reduce tensions, threats and all manifestations of violence.

v  Develop a common framework and shared set of principles and values for peaceful coexistence.

Activities Planned:

v  Preparation of agenda items with the help of Ministries/departments related to ISESCO’s fields of competence for Executive Council and General Conference in July 2015

v  Celebration of International Literacy Day (ILD) September 2015

v  Celebration of World Teachers  Day October 2015

v  Preparation of agenda items related to UNESCO’s fields of competence for Executive Board and General Conference in November 2015

v  Training Workshop on Improvement of Financial Reporting, Budgeting and Audit

PNCU plans to organize two days training workshop for officers and officials consultation with PIFRA to promote transparency, accountability, professionalism in public finance management.                 


Awards, Prizes, Fellowships, Events Circulated

S. No


Deadline set by Organizer


Current Status



UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation 2015


15 June 2015


One nomination received



ISESCO Prize for Literacy


15 June 2015


Response awaited



UNESCO/Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowship Programme in Engineering cycle 2015.

12 June, 2015


Four nominations received



L’Oreal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science 2016.


15 June 2015


Three nomination received



Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation 2015.


29 July 2015


Circulated to Provincial Govts. and Federal Areas.



UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize.


30 June 2015


Circulated to HEC, M/o ST and Pak Sc Foundation



UNESCO/Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers.

31 Oct, 2015


Circulated to HEC, IIU, Federal College of Education, FDE, PEIRA and M/o FE & PT.


Carlos J. Finlay UNESCO Prize for Microbiology.


15 July 2015


Circulated to M/o ST and HEC



UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science 2015.


30 June 2015


Circulated to Provincial Govts. and Federal Areas.



World Environment Day Celebration.


The Year’s slogan is: Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet, Consume with Care.



Celebrated every Year 5th June

Circulated to All

 UNESCO ASP-Net Schools and Website of Ministry of FE&PT.


2015 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award

Theme: “Safeguarding our Cultural Traditions”.


Invited to Public and Private Schools in the 11 Southeast Asian Countries.

4 September 2015

Case is under process.


Mitsubishi Asian Children’s Enikki Festa 2015-2016.


Art compaction children aged 6-12 years.


Theme:Here is my life”

Announced by National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan – NFUAJ.


Work plan is under process.


Awards, Prizes and Fellowships Finalized for consideration in UNESCO and ISESCO.

S. No

Title & Purpose





ISESCO Research Grants 2015 (US $ 10,000).

To promote scientific research and reduce the exodus of scientific talents from the OIC regions.

Agricultural University Faisalabad



UNESCO/China Great Wall Co-sponsored Fellowship Program, 2015-2016.

To pursue non degree post graduate studies for one year at Chinese universities.


WAPDA and UET Lahore



UNESCO Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science (US $ 10,000).


Kohat University



8th Asian Summer School on Renewable Energy.


Pakistan Council of Renewable Energy Technologies, Islamabad.




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