ICCES stands for Integrated Community Centres for Employable Skills and the centres train students in vocational subjects such as dressmaking, catering, electricals and construction so when they graduate they can get jobs and help their local community.
"One of them included contacting the local newspaper and getting their newspaper distributed to all the ICCES centres to help as an educational resource for the students.
At the international level, CCRD has already established partnerships with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) of Germany and the International Centre of Climate and Environment Science (ICCES) of China to promote cooperative activities.
Zhaohui Lin, Director, international Centre for Climate and Environment Sciences (ICCES), Institute of Atmospheric Physic (IAP) China.
Lin Zhaohui, Director ICCES, the ITRG is undertaking joint research project entitled 'Characteristics and Mechanism of the Extreme Climate Events under the Climate Change Background', which is being funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, China.
During the opening ceremony of the meeting, Tajammul Hussain, Advisor (Programmes), COMSATS appreciated ICCES for leading the group and sharing its expertise and facilities with other member institutions.
Zamir Ahmed Awan, Science Counsellor (Technical Affairs), Embassy of Pakistan in China, stated that China is a role model for other developing countries, and strongly urged the participants of the meeting to fully benefit from the opportunities of joint research being provided by ICCES and COMSATS.
The Co-Chairman of ICCES
and Gombe State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Garba Mukaddas, called on the parties and their candidates to honour the peace accord by remaining peaceful and speak out against violence, hate speeches and other actions that could be inimical to the peaceful conduct of the elections.
The state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr Mutiu Agboke, who made this known in Ibadan, on Thursday, at the inaugural meeting of Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES
, said the final list of presidential and National Assembly election candidates will be made public on January 17.