Tag: French

French agency assures support to a low-carbon Pakistan

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pascal Pacaut, Director for the Asia Region at the French Agency for Development (AFD), during his recent visit to Pakistan, called on Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid and discussed issues relating to the AFD projects in Pakistan. He also reviewed Pakistan’s commitment and follow up on the Paris climate summit held last year in December. Pacaut mainly discussed the future AFD assistance strategy for Pakistan and issues related to the implementation of the…Read More

French embassy inaugurates technology contest

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: French Embassy in Pakistan has hosted the launching of the "Hello Tomorrow Challenge in Pakistan", a global start-up competition covering all major fields of technology. The contenst is aimed to promote projects based on scientific and technological innovations with high potential. This is the second edition of the competition, which will grant more than €170 000 to the best innovating start-up projects developed in one of the six following fields…Read More

French Centre, UVAS mull language courses

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STAFF REPORT LHR: The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore and the French Cenre Lahore have dicussed the possibilities of jointly launching French language courses, training programmes and collaboration in any other area of mutual interest. French Centre Director Dominique Scobry and Director of Studies and Exam Coordinator David Baillat has recently called on Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha and discussed the areas of collaboration, including launching of…Read More

French award conferred at Lafarge MD

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STAFF REPORT ISB:French Ambassador in Pakistan Philippe Thiébaud has conferred the award of the National Order of Merit to Major General Rahmat Khan, Managing Director of Lafarge Pakistan and non-executive Chairman of Board of Directors of Lafarge Pakistan. The award was given at a reception arranged at the residence of the French envoy. The National Order of Merit is an order of the State, which was founded in 1963 by President Charles de Gaulle to reward French and foreign…Read More

French award conferred at Lafarge MD

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STAFF REPORT ISB:French Ambassador in Pakistan Philippe Thiébaud has conferred the award of the National Order of Merit to Major General Rahmat Khan, Managing Director of Lafarge Pakistan and non-executive Chairman of Board of Directors of Lafarge Pakistan. The award was given at a reception arranged at the residence of the French envoy. The National Order of Merit is an order of the State, which was founded in 1963 by President Charles de Gaulle to reward French and foreign…Read More

French embassy offers 200 need-based edu scholarships

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STAFF REPORT IBD: The government of France through its Embassy in Pakistan has announced the grant of Rs 40 million to support a scholarships programme for 200 needy university students at undergraduate and graduate level. This is the second phase of the programme as it has already been financed in 2012. In close collaboration with the Higher Education Commission and 10 Pakistani universities, these scholarships will be granted to the meritorious but unprivileged students. A…Read More

PSF chairman conferred French civil award

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: France has conferred the French civil award Les Palmes Académiques’ (the Order of Academic Palms) on Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) Chairman Prof. Dr Manzoor H. Soomro in recognition of his efforts and contributions in the field of science and technology.The award has been given by French Ambassador Philippe Thiebaud at an impressive ceremony held at the Embassy of France.Since 1955, the French Ministry of Education has awarded it to personalities in the educational field…Read More

French Expo highlights chemistrys role in life

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The six-day traveling expo titled "It’s All About Chemistry" has recently been held at the Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, in order to provide a first-hand picture of the role of chemistry in our daily life students and general public.The event was organized by the Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) with the support of France embassy.On the occasion, PSF Chairman Prof Dr. Manzoor Soomro highlighted the role of traveling expos for creating science awareness…Read More