SESRIC Activities - Highlights

Kick-Off Meeting for the SME Development and Empowerment Project
Date : 06-07 February 2017 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

SESRIC hosted the Kick-off Meeting for the SME Development and Empowerment Project under the “BINA INITIATIVE" in collaboration with the Libyan Programme for Reintegration and Development (LPRD) and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) in Istanbul, Turkey on 6-7 February 2017.

International students from TODAİE paid a visit to SESRIC
Date : 22 December 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC hosted a delegation of international students from Public Administration Institute for Turkey and Middle East (TODAİE) on 22 December 2016

First Meeting of the Working Group on Preparation of Strategic Plan on OIC-VET
Date : 20-21 December 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC has organised the First Meeting of the Working Group on Preparation of Strategic Plan on OIC-VET in Ankara, Turkey on 20-21 December 2016. The objective of the Working Group was to develop the Roadmap and Terms of Reference (ToR) for the preparation of a comprehensive multinational strategic plan for OIC Member Countries, and was attended by senior experts, working in this specific area from TVET authorities from OIC Member Countries which are member of the working group, as well as the relevant OIC Institutions.

Fatwa on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) issued by IIFA
Date : 20 December 2016 Venue : Jeddah Saudi Arabia

A fatwa concerning the importance of occupational safety and health for workers, the legitimacy of its goals, and the necessity of commitment to its standards and compulsion of applying its procedures has been issued by the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA). The fatwa is a further step towards realising the outcomes of the General Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), which was endorsed by the Third Islamic Conference of Labour Ministers (ICLM) held in Jakarta, Indonesia on 28-30 October 2015.

SESRIC participated in the Palestine Resilience Conference
Date : 24-25 November 2016 Venue : Amman Jordan

The Palestine Resilience Conference (PRC) 2016 was organized jointly by the Government of Palestine and the United Nations Development Programme/Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People (UNDP/PAPP) and hosted by the Government of Jordan in the Capital Amman on 24-25 November 2016. The PRC 2016 is a unique space where practitioners, donors, government actors, non-government actors, and the private sector met to think-plan-deliver on how to influence resilience-based programming across the State of Palestine. Since the occupation in 1967, the international assistance program has been actively engaged in both development and humanitarian efforts to support the basic needs and rights of the Palestinian people. However, as the Israeli occupation approaches its 50th year, and the blockade of Gaza its 11th year, stakeholders are concerned about the overall impact of continued violence, conflict, and de-development.

The 32nd Ministerial Session of the COMCEC was convened
Date : 21-24 November 2016 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

The 32nd Ministerial Session of the COMCEC was held in Istanbul, Turkey on 21-24 November 2016. The Session, which was chaired by H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of the Republic of Turkey, was attended by the delegates of OIC Member States and relevant OIC, regional and international institutions.

SESRIC signed MoU with GCC-STAT
Date : 06 November 2016 Venue : Konya Turkey

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Statistical Centre for the Cooperation of the Arab Countries of the Gulf (GCC-STAT) to initiate and facilitate collaboration and cooperation between two institutions in the area of statistics.

Sixth Session of OIC Statistical Commission (OIC-StatCom)
Date : 05-06 November 2016 Venue : Konya Turkey

The Sixth Session of the Statistical Commission of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC-StatCom) was organised by SESRIC in collaboration with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) on 5-6 November 2016 in Konya, Republic of Turkey with the participation of 65 delegates from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 34 OIC Member Countries, including Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Egypt, Gabon, Gambia, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Sudan, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, and Uganda, and regional, supranational and international organizations including OIC General Secretariat, SESRIC, IDB, Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) Alliance, Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO), Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat), Statistical Centre for the Cooperation Council for the Arab Countries of the Gulf (GCCStat), International Labour Organisation (ILO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA).

Conference on Employment of Persons with Disabilities in OIC Member Countries
Date : 26-28 October 2016 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

SESRIC organised a conference on “Employment of Persons with Disabilities in OIC Member Countries” in collaboration with the Ministry of Family and Social Policies of the Republic of Turkey in Istanbul, Turkey on 26-28 October 2016. The main objective of the conference was to raise awareness and sharing knowledge and best practices in the area of employment of persons with disabilities.

The Republic of Uzbekistan Hosted the 43rd Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) in Tashkent on 18-19 October 2016
Date : 18-19 October 2016 Venue : Tashkent Uzbekistan

The 43rd Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was hosted by the Republic of Uzbekistan and held in Tashkent on 18-19 October 2016 under the theme “EDUCATION AND ENLIGHTENMENT - PATH TO PEACE AND CREATIVITY”. The meeting came at a time when various critical issues and conflicts are currently affecting the region of the OIC member countries and the Muslim world as a whole.

Study Visit on ‘Commerce, Industries, Quality Control and Protocol Control’
Date : 18-20 October 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC organised the Study Visit on “Commerce, Industries, Quality Control and Protocol Control” in Ankara, Turkey during 18-20 October 2016 for the benefit of Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the Federal Republic of Somalia.

International Symposium on ‘Trade Unionism in the Islamic World’
Date : 13-14 October 2016 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

SESRIC and Confederation of Public Servants Trade Unions (MEMUR-SEN) jointly organised an international symposium on “Trade Unionism in the Islamic World” in Istanbul, Turkey on 13-14 October 2016.

Third Session of Islamic Conference of Youth and Sports Ministers
Date : 05-07 October 2016 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

The Third Session of the Islamic Conference of Youth and Sports Ministers (ICYSM) was held on 5-7 October 2016 in Istanbul, Republic of Turkey on the theme of “Empowerment of Youth for Peace, Solidarity and Development”. The Conference provided a rich opportunity to debate the various issues and challenges pertaining to youth empowerment, participation in peace making and building solidarity, along with youth contribution to sustainable development. The Conference also considered how sport could be a vehicle for widening the horizon of young people and giving them the opportunity to meet, connect and exchange ideas within the scope, frame and objectives set out in the “OIC Strategic Plan of Action 2025”. During the Conference, SESRIC made a presentation on the State of Youth in OIC Member Countries.

Workshop on The Role of Women in the Development of OIC Member States
Date : 03-04 October 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC organised in coordination with the OIC General Secretariat a Workshop on “The Role of Women in the Development Of OIC Member States” in Ankara, Turkey on 03-04 October 2016, where senior officials from related ministries and OIC Institutions discussed the issues related to the empowerment of women to enable them efficient participation in the development of Muslim Societies.

Special Session on ‘Intra-OIC Cooperation for the Implementation of SDGS in OIC Member Countries’
Date : 03 October 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

Considering the importance of Sustainable Development Goals and their implementation, SESRIC organised a Special Session on this subject with the theme of “Intra-OIC cooperation for the implementation of SDGs in OIC Member Countries” in its Headquarter in Ankara, Turkey on 03 October 2016.

SESRIC signed MoU with International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Paris
Date : 29 September 2016 Venue : Paris-France

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to initiate and facilitate collaboration and cooperation between two institutions in matters of common interest and to establish the necessary arrangements for implementation by providing an operational framework. The MoU was signed by H.E. Ambassador Musa Kulaklıkaya, Director General of SESRIC, and Rafael Diez de Medina, Director of Department Statistics of ILO in Paris, France on 29 September 2016.

SESRIC celebrated the OIC Day at its Headquarters in Ankara
Date : 27 September 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC organised a reception at its Headquarters in Ankara, Turkey on 27th September 2016 on the occasion of the 47th anniversary of the establishment of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The reception has been attended by Ambassadors of the OIC Member Countries and high-level officials from both national and international institutions in Ankara.

Second Meeting of the OIC Public Employment Services Network
Date : 27-28 September 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The Second Meeting of the OIC Public Employment Services Network was held in Ankara on 27-28 September. The main objective of the meeting was to review the progress achieved since the first meeting and to explore innovative cooperation opportunities among respective authorities in member countries.

Technical Training Course on 'Occupational Health for Albanian Experts' in Turkey
Date : 18-23 July 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC organised a technical training course on “Occupational Health” in Ankara, Turkey on 18-23 July 2016. The technical training course was provided by the OSH experts at the General Directorate of Occupational Health and Safety (DGOHS) under the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of the Republic of Turkey with the attendance of participants from the Inspectorate of Labour and Social Services, Republic of Albania. The participants were awarded with the certification of attendance to the technical training course at the end.

SESRIC signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities
Date : 10 June 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

H.E. Ambassador Musa Kulaklıkaya, Director General of the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) and Professor Dr. Kudret Bülbül, President of Prime Ministry of the Republic of Turkey Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Ankara on 10 June 2016. 

SESRIC Launched the OIC Water Report 2015 during Islamic Conference for Ministers Responsible for Water
Date : 17-19 May 2016 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

The 3rd Session of the Islamic Conference for Ministers Responsible for Water was held on 17-19 May 2016 in Istanbul, Republic of Turkey. The Conference was hosted by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs in coordination with the General Secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

SESRIC participated in the 41st Annual Meeting of IDB Group
Date : 15-19 May 2016 Venue : Jakarta Indonesia

The 41st Annual Meeting of the IDB Group Board of Governors was held in Jakarta, Indonesia during 15-19 May 2016, with the theme “Enhancing Growth and Poverty Alleviation through Infrastructure Development and Financial Inclusion”. The annual meeting gathers IDB’s Governors, mostly finance and economy ministers, in addition to hundreds of policy makers and top leaders from its international and regional partner institutions. The Annual Meeting also provides its stakeholders a platform to explore practical solutions, strengthen partnership and cooperation between its member countries. H.E. Ambassador Musa Kulaklıkaya, Director General, and Dr. Kenan Bağcı, senior researcher, represented the Centre at the meeting.

SESRIC attended to OIC-UN General Coordination Meeting in Geneva
Date : 11-13 May 2016 Venue : Geneva – Switzerland

The three-day General Coordination Meeting, spanning 11-13 May 2016 and involving representatives from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the United Nations (UN) bodies, was held at the UN Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The biannual regular meeting evaluates the progress of joint cooperation activities running from May 2014 to May 2016. H.E. Ambassador Musa Kulaklıkay, Director General; Dr. Kenan Bağcı, Researcher; Mr. Onur Çağlar, Technical Cooperation Specialist; and Dr. Atilla Karaman, Researcher represented the SESRIC at the three-day Meeting.

Workshop on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in OIC Member Countries: Needs and Capacity Assessment
Date : 09-11 May 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC organised a workshop on “Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in OIC Member Countries: Needs and Capacity Assessment” in collaboration with the UNDP Istanbul International Centre for Private Sector in Development and the Association of Education for the Future (GED) in Ankara, Turkey on 09-11 May 2016.

Orientation Workshop on ‘Tobacco Questions for Surveys’
Date : 03-04 May 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The Orientation Workshop on ‘Tobacco Questions for Surveys (TQS)’ was organised and hosted by SESRIC in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and CDC Foundation on 3-4 May 2016 at SESRIC Headquarters, Ankara, Republic of Turkey. The said Workshop had the objective to provide additional information and technical support to the OIC Member Countries in integrating TQS into their on-going surveys.

7th Session of the OIC Ministerial Conference on Food Security and Agricultural Development in Kazakhstan
Date : 26-28 April 2016 Venue : Astana Kazakhstan

The 7th Session of the OIC Ministerial Conference on Food Security and Agricultural Development and the Inaugural General Assembly of the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS) was held on 26–28 April 2016 in Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan. The Conference was hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan in coordination with the General Secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

SESRIC launched the 2016 edition of its report titled ‘Agriculture and Food Security in OIC Member Countries: Opportunities for Cooperation’
Date : 26-28 April 2016 Venue : Astana Kazakhstan

SESRIC has launched the 2016 edition of its report titled “Agriculture and Food Security in OIC Member Countries: Opportunities for Cooperation” during the 7th OIC Ministerial Conference on Food Security and Agricultural Development, which was held in Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan, from 26-28 April 2016. The report highlights the recent state as well as the constraints and challenges of agricultural development and food security in OIC countries. It examines major agricultural development issues in OIC countries such as agricultural production and productivity, trade in agriculture commodities, agricultural population and land use in agriculture, water resources and their use in agriculture, production and trade of food, food aid, prevalence of undernourishment, and impacts of food price volatility. The report also sheds light on the importance of promoting intra-OIC investment in the agriculture sector and concludes with a set of broad policy recommendations and some project proposals for enhancing OIC cooperation in this important area.

SESRIC signed MoU with the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)
Date : 20 April 2016 Venue : Ramallah Palestine

H.E. Ambassador Musa Kulaklıkaya, Director General of the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) and Mrs. Ola Awad-Shakhshir, President of Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 20 April 2016 in Ramallah, State of Palestine.

SESRIC signed MoU with Turkic Council in Istanbul
Date : 18 April 2016 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (Turkic Council) on 18 April 2016 in Istanbul. H.E. Ambassador Musa Kulaklıkaya, Director General of SESRIC and H.E. Ambassador Ramil Hasanov, Secretary General of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States signed the MoU.

SESRIC attended the ‘Enhancing Economic and Cultural Relations among OIC Member Countries: Opportunities and Challenges’ side-line event during 13th Islamic Summit
Date : 13 April 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

H.E. Ambassador Musa Kulaklıkaya, Director General of the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) moderated the session on “Economic and Commercial Cooperation among OIC Member Countries: Problems and Solutions” a side-line event of the 13th OIC Islamic Summit Conference on 13 April 2016, organised by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey and the Centre for Strategic Research (SAM).

The 13th Session of the Islamic Summit Conference was held in Istanbul
Date : 10-15 April 2016 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

The 13th Session of the Islamic Summit Conference was held on 10-15 April 2016 in Istanbul. With the theme "Unity and Solidarity for Justice and Peace", the Summit stressed out the importance of unity and solidarity of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member countries in solving the challenges faced by the Islamic world.

SESRIC signed MoU with ICDT, ISESCO, LPRD and IDB during the 13th OIC Islamic Summit in Istanbul
Date : 10-15 April 2016 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) has signed several Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with different partners during the 13th OIC Islamic Summit, which was held between 10-15 April in Istanbul.

Arab Conference on a Transformative Agenda for Official Statistics
Date : 05-07 April 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The Arab Conference on a Transformative Agenda for Official Statistics was organised and hosted by SESRIC in collaboration and partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Statistical Centre for the Cooperation Council for the Arab Countries of the Gulf (GCC-STAT), and Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics (AITRS) at SESRIC Headquarters in Ankara, Turkey on 5-7 April 2016.

SESRIC organised Knowledge Sharing Workshop on OIC Social Security Systems
Date : 04-06 April 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) organised a workshop on “Knowledge Sharing Workshop on Social Security Systems” in Ankara on 4-6 April 2016, in collaboration with the Social Security Institution of the Republic of Turkey.

Training Course on “Mitigating the Devastating Effect of Lepidopteran Insect through Molecular and Conventional Breeding Approaches”
Date : 29-31 March 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) organised a training course on “Mitigating the Devastating Effect of Lepidopteran through Molecular and Conventional Breeding Approaches” within the framework of the OIC Cotton Training Programme (OIC-CTP), for Cotton experts from OIC Cotton Producing Countries in Ankara on 29-31 March 2016. The course was conducted by experts from the University of the Punjab, Pakistan.

Meeting with the Delegates of National Statistical Offices of OIC Member Countries
Date : 10 March 2016 Venue : New York – USA

SESRIC, in its capacity as the Secretariat of the OIC Statistical Commission (OIC-StatCom), organised the annual Meeting with the Delegates of National Statistical Offices of OIC Member Countries on 10 March 2016 between 08:15 and 09:30 in Conference Room B of the UN Conference Building as a side event meeting of the 47th Session of the United Nations Statistical Commission in New York, USA.

The 5th Extraordinary Summit of the OIC on Palestine and Al-Quds Al-Sharif
Date : 06-07 March 2016 Venue : Jakarta Indonesia

The 5th Extraordinary Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Palestine and Al-Quds Al-Sharif under the theme of “United for Just Solution” was held in Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia on 6-7 March 2016. The two-day summit with lead with preparatory convention of senior officials on 6 March and followed by a meeting of foreign ministers, with the outcomes of the first day of debates forwarded to the leaders of the OIC Member States on 7 March 2016. The issue of Palestine was discussed among the 605 delegates from 57 countries:

'Islamic Tourism Capital for 2016 Konya' conference was held in Konya
Date : 04 March 2016 Venue : Konya Turkey

H.E. Ambassador Musa Kulaklıkaya, Director General of SESRIC attended the press conference on „OIC Tourism Capital for 2016“ which was held on 4 March 2016 in the Turkish city of Konya. The press conference aimed to introduce the action plan for the new OIC Tourism Capital of 2016.

Expert Group Meeting on ‘Radicalism and Violent Extremism’
Date : 02 March 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) organised an Expert Group Meeting on "Radicalism and Violent Extremism" at SESRIC Headquarter in Ankara on 02 March 2016, in collaboration with Centre for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM) and Foundation for Political and Social Research (SETA).

SESRIC and Libyan Authority for Research, Science and Technology (LARST) signed MoU
Date : 26 February 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) and the Libyan Authority for Research, Science and Technology (LARST) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide a general framework to develop partnership between SESRIC and LARST so as to conduct analytical studies and researches in the areas of common interest. The MoU was signed on 26 February 2016 by H.E. Amb. Musa Kulaklıkaya, Director General of SESRIC, and Assoc. Prof. Faisal A. Mohamed General Manager of LARST in Ankara.

SESRIC organized a Workshop on ‘Syrian Refugees: Prospects and Challenges’
Date : 25-26 February 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) organised a two-day workshop on “Syrian Refugees: Prospects and Challenges” in Ankara on 25-26 February 2016.

Workshop on ‘Reintegration and Development in Libya: The Role of Think-Tanks’
Date : 22-23 February 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), a subsidiary organ of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA), the Libyan Programme for Reintegration and Development and the Libyan Organization of Policies and Strategies have organized a workshop on “Reintegration and Development in Libya: The Role of Think Tanks” on 22-23 February 2016 at SESRIC Headquarters in Ankara, Turkey.

SESRIC Director General visited ISESCO
Date : 16 February 2016 Venue : Rabat Morocco

Ambassador Musa Kulaklıkaya, Director General of the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), visited Dr Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) in their headquarters in Rabat, Morocco. 

SESRIC-IDB Seminar Series- Islamic Trade Finance
Date : 12 February 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) and Turkey Office of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group jointly organised another Seminar as part of the SESRIC-IDB Seminar Series. Dr. Ahmet Şuayb Gündoğdu, International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) Representative in the IDB Group Turkey Office, delivered a seminar under the title of: "Direction of Islamic Trade Finance; from Greenfield to Capital Markets" at SESRIC Headquarters in Ankara on 12 February 2016. Numerous academics and banking experts have participated in the event. 

During his One-day Official Visit to Ankara, H.E. Iyad Ameen Madani, Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), paid a courtesy visit to SESRIC
Date : 10 February 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

During his official visit to Ankara on 10th February 2016, the Secretary General of the OIC, H.E. Iyad Ameen Madani, had paid a courtesy visit to SESRIC. 

Vice Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan, Yermek Kosherbayev visited Director General of SESRIC
Date : 09 February 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The Director General of SESRIC, Amb. Musa Kulaklikaya, welcomed Vice Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan, Yermek Kosherbayev at SESRIC Headquaters in Ankara on 9th February 2016.

Training Course on ‘Competition Law Enforcement in Regulated Markets and Bid-Rigging’ in Pakistan
Date : 25-27 January 2016 Venue : Islamabad Pakistan

SESRIC organised, in collaboration with the Turkish Competition Authority, a training course on "Competition Law Enforcement in Regulated Markets and Bid-Rigging" within the framework of the OIC Capacity Building Programme for Competition Authorities (OIC-CA-CaB) in Islamabad, Pakistan on 25-27 January 2016. The course was provided by Mr. Remzi Özge Arıtürk and Metin Pektaş, competition experts of the Turkish Competition Authority with the participation of relevant members of the Competition Commission of Pakistan.

SESRIC and the International Turkic Academy signed MoU
Date : 13 January 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC and the International Turkic Academy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide a general framework to develop cooperation and partnership in the areas of common interests. The MoU was signed by H.E. Amb. Musa Kulaklıkaya, Director General of SESRIC, and Prof. Darkhan Kydyrali, President of the International Turkic Academy at SESRIC Headquarters in Ankara on 13 January 2016.

Workshop on 'Public Media Services and Broadcasting Principles' in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Date : 12-13 January 2016 Venue : Jeddah Saudi Arabia

On the sideline of the 4th Annual Meeting of OIC Broadcasting Regulatory Authorities Forum, which took place on January 12-13, 2016 in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, SESRIC and OIC Broadcasting Regulatory Authorities Forum (IBRAF) jointly organized a workshop on “Public Media Services and Broadcasting Principles”, in order to explore the media landscape in OIC Member States, and to seek further opportunities for cooperation in the areas of audiovisual media.