Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS)

COMSATS and Welthungerhilfe Explore Avenues of Cooperation

COMSATS and Welthungerhilfe Explore Avenues of Cooperation

A meeting between the officials of COMSATS and Welthungerhilfe (WHH) was held on 16th November, 2018. The meeting was led by the Ambassador Ms. Fauzia Nasreen, Advisor (SDGs) and Mr. Richard Blane, Country Director, from COMSATS and WHH, respectively. The focus of the meeting was to discuss potential areas of collaboration between the two organizations. The two organizations were formally introduced to one another and share their scope of work to find common grounds for cooperation.

It was agreed that CIS experience in the ICT could be utilized in education, health, food security and building climate resilient communities. This could be achieved by developing Apps for, say Child Growth Monitor for providing medical guidance, data collection etc. Tele-health programmes of COMSATS could be effectively utilized by WHH for providing updated information related to nutrition and child health care for better maternal and child health care.

From the platform of COMSATS, the organization’s Centre of Excellence ICCBS and WHH could be linked for the latter’s research work related to nutrition content of flora/special plants in Thar. Similarly, COMSATS University Islamabad and its campuses could facilitate WHH in research and development aimed at innovative solutions to the problems in the field of agriculture.

COMSATS showed interest in the possibility of entering into agreement on identified areas with WHH’s main office in Bonn, under which collaborations would be established between COMSATS CoEs and WHH regional offices in COMSATS’ member countries.