Rabat (UNA-OIC) – Baku State University (BSU), Azerbaijan, has played host to the training workshop being held by the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), in cooperation with BSU and Azerbaijan’s National Commission for Education, Science and Culture, to introduce young people to measurement and reverse engineering tools.
The four-day workshop consists of multiple theoretical and applied pieces of training introducing the participants to hardware components and the use of their various sensor systems, microcontrollers, and data processing methods.
During the opening ceremony, held on Monday, 4 October, ICESCO Director-General Dr. Salim M. AlMalik gave a speech via video link, emphasizing the importance of this theoretical and practical training workshop in building the skills of young people.
He stressed the need for investment in human capital through training sessions aimed at training people on the use, repair and maintenance of modern scientific tools, pointing out that the modernization of research centers is vital to respond to the economic needs of the Islamic world.
“ICESCO, in light of its new vision, will spare no effort in supporting the development of the scientific research sector in its Member States given that the countries with advanced research laboratories and highly qualified human capital are resilient to crises and disasters as witnessed during the Covid-19 pandemic” underlined Dr. AlMalik.
For his part, BSU President Elchin Babayev commended the successful strategic partnership between ICESCO and Azerbaijan, stressing his keenness to enhance prospects for cooperation in areas of scientific research, innovation and technology, and the dissemination of knowledge.
In his address, Vasif Eyvazzade, Secretary-General of Azerbaijan’s National Commission for Education, Science and Culture, commended the outstanding partnership between ICESCO and Azerbaijan in the Organization’s fields of competence. He also emphasized the importance of the jointly implemented programs in training and capacity building for young people.
In his speech at the opening session, Expert at ICESCO’s Science and Technology Sector Dr. Fouad El Ayni reaffirmed the importance of the training workshop in building capacities and optimizing the performance of research centers. He also underscored the ICESCO’s unfailing willingness to help the Islamic countries better leverage modern technologies to achieve sustainable development goals.