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Launch of Travelling Expo on Energy for a Sustainable World

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Islamabad, March 20, 2013 (PPI-OT): “A two month travelling exhibition titled “Energy for a Sustainable World” is currently touring Pakistan after being launched by the French Ambassador to Pakistan, Mr. Philippe Thiébaud, the Secretary Ministry of Science and Technology, Mr. Akhlaq Ahmad Tahar, and the Chairman of the Pakistan Science foundation, Prof. Dr. Manzoor H. Soomro, on the 7th of March 2013 at the National Centre for Physics in Islamabad.

The expo is intended to raise awareness among the Pakistani population, especially the young generation, about the importance of access to energy for emerging countries like Pakistan. It explains crucial ideas such as energy efficiency, the science of maximizing benefits from energy sources, and renewable energy at the local, regional and international levels.

The exhibition consists of 13 free-standing panels and 12 interactive experiments dedicated to various themes such as energy and development, climate change and the diversity of energy sources.

The travelling expo is the result of a tripartite partnership which started five years ago between the French Embassy in Islamabad, the Centre Sciences of Orléans, and the Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF).

It started in 2008 with the first expo dedicated to “Mathematics”, different themes have since then been explored by the partners such as “The Environment” in 2009, “Biodiversity” in 2010 and “Chemistry” in 2012. This year, the exhibition on “Energy” will be presented in 6 different cities in Pakistan (Islamabad, Muzzafarabad, Peshawar, Gujrat, Larkana, and Quetta).”

For more information, contact:
French Embassy in Pakistan
French Embassy – Diplomatic Enclave G5 – GPO
Box 1068 Islamabad
Telephone: 00 92 51 201 14 14
Fax: 201 14 80 / 201 14 00
Website: www.ambafrance-pk.org

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