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The Director General of SESRIC, H.E. Mr. Nebil DABUR Presented the Main Findings of the Updated Draft Mid-Term Review Document of the OIC-2025 Programme of Action at the Second Intergovernmental Expert Group Meeting Organised by the OIC General Secretariat
Date : 22-24 November 2022 Venue : Hybrid, Jeddah Saudi Arabia

The Second Intergovernmental Expert Group Meeting on the Mid-Term Review Document (MTRD) on the Implementation of the OIC-2025 Programme of Action (PoA) was organised by the OIC General Secretariat in a hybrid format at its Headquarters in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on 22 and 24 November 2022. The Meeting brought together the permanent representatives of OIC member countries and representatives of the relevant OIC institutions.

The Annual Meeting of the National Focal Points (NFPs) of the OIC Public Employment Services Network (OIC-PESNET)
Date : 17 November 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC, in its capacity as the Secretariat of the OIC Public Employment Services Network (OIC-PESNET), in collaboration with the Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR), in its capacity as the Chair of the Network, organized the Annual Meeting of the National Focal Points (NFPs) of the OIC-PESNET on 17 November 2022 through a video conferencing platform.

SESRIC Organised the Training Workshop on ‘Poverty Reduction Policies and Strategies’ for the benefit of OIC African French-Speaking Member Countries
Date : 15-16 November 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Poverty Alleviation Capacity Building Programme (PA-CaB), SESRIC, in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Inclusion, Small Business, Employment and Skills of the Kingdom of Morocco, organised a Training Workshop on “Poverty Reduction Policies and Strategies” on 15-16 November 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

Training Course on ‘Banking, Insurance and Financial Statistics’
Date : 14-16 November 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara - Türkiye Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised a Training Course on ‘Banking, Insurance and Financial Statistics’ with the attendance of 24 participants from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 8 French speaking OIC countries on 14-16 November 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

SESRIC Participated in the 4th Session of the UNESCWA Committee on Technology for Development and 15th Session of the UNESCWA Statistical Committee
Date : 14-17 November 2022 Venue : Beirut Lebanon

The SESRIC delegation headed by HE Mr. Nebil Dabur, Director General of SESRIC, participated in the 4th Session of the Committee on Technology for Development and 15th Session of the Statistical Committee, organised by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (UNESCWA) on 14-17 November 2022 in Beirut, Lebanon. The two Meetings were attended by the representatives of UNESCWA member countries, and regional and international organisations.

Training Webinar on ‘Prospects of Health Tourism in OIC Member Countries’
Date : 08-09 November 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of SESRIC’s Tourism Capacity Building Programme (Tourism-CaB) and in line with relevant resolutions of the 37th Session of the COMCEC and the 11th Session of the Islamic Conference of Tourism Ministers (ICTM), SESRIC and ICDT jointly organised a Training Webinar on “Prospects of Health Tourism in OIC Member Countries” on 8-9 November 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

Webinar on ‘Implementation of National Quality Assurance Framework for Official Statistics’
Date : 08 November 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Webinar Series on Statistical Experience Sharing, SESRIC organised a Webinar on ‘Implementation of National Quality Assurance Framework (NQAF) for Official Statistics’ on 8 November 2022, in collaboration with the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) with the participation of 158 experts from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 29 OIC member countries.

The Director General of SESRIC Addressed the International Forum on 'Politics and New Paradigms in the 21st Century'
Date : 04-05 November 2022 Venue : Istanbul Türkiye

H.E. Mr. Nebil DABUR, the Director General of SESRIC, addressed the international forum on “Politics and New Paradigms in the 21st Century” at the main  panel titled “Crises of the 21st Century and the Future of Politics”, which was moderated by the Deputy Chairman of the Justice and Development Party of Türkiye Prof. Numan Kurtulmuş. Mr. Dabur’s address focused on the current and future potentials and challenges facing the the Islamic world as represented by the 57 countries that comprise the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, “the OIC”. He highlighted the unique assets that the OIC block has in achieving development and the wellbeing of its people and in assuming an influential role in shaping global politics such as: youth population, energy and natural resources, and strategic geographical location. 

Training Course on ‘SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure) Indicators’
Date : 01-03 November 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised a Training Course on ‘SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure) Indicators’ in collaboration with the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), with the participation of 70 experts from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) and relevant Ministries of 15 OIC countries on 1-3 November 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

Training Workshop on ‘Knowledge-Economy, Promotion of Entrepreneurship Activities and Reducing Informal Employment’
Date : 01-03 November 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of SESRIC’s Public Employment Services Capacity Building Programme (PES-CaB) and in line with the OIC Public Employment Services Network (OIC-PESNET) Work Plan 2021-2022, SESRIC organised a Training Workshop on “Knowledge-Economy, Promotion of Entrepreneurship Activities and Reducing Informal Employment” on 01-03 November 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

SESRIC Participated in the Annual Meeting of Transformative Monitoring for Enhanced Equity (TransMonEE)
Date : 01-02 November 2022 Venue : Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC participated in the Annual Meeting of Transformative Monitoring for Enhanced Equity (TransMonEE) organized around the topic “TransMonEE: 30 Years of Monitoring Child Rights and Inequities, Taking Stock and Moving Towards Comprehensive Child Rights Monitoring”. The meeting was held in Ankara, Republic of Türkiye on 1-2 November 2022 and co-hosted by UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (ECARO) and Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat). Dr. Cem TİNTİN, Senior Researcher at Economic and Social Research Department, and Mr. Abdulhamit ÖZTÜRK, Researcher at Statistics and Information Department represented SESRIC thereat.

Training Workshop on ‘Developing Strategies on Mainstreaming OSH into Education Systems’
Date : 25-26 October 2022 Venue : Virtual, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the OIC Occupational Safety and Health Network (OIC-OSHNET) and in line with the OIC-OSHNET Work Plan 2021-2022, SESRIC, in its capacity as the OIC Technical Coordinator of the OIC-OSHNET, provided facilitation and necessary technical support for the Training Workshop on “Developing Strategies on Mainstreaming OSH into Education Systems” which was organized by the Directorate General of Occupational Safety and Health (DGOSH) at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of the Republic of Türkiye, in its capacity as the Secretariat of the Network, on 25-26 October 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

SESRIC Organised the 6th Edition of its Annual Diplomacy Capacity Building Programme for OIC Junior Diplomats on the Theme of ‘Humanitarian Diplomacy‘
Date : 24-27 October 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Diplomacy Capacity Building Programme (Diplomacy-CaB), SESRIC, in partnership with the Diplomacy Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Türkiye and the Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF), organized a Training Course on “Humanitarian Diplomacy for the OIC Junior Diplomats” on 24-27 October 2022 through an online video conferencing platform. The training course was attended by 97 young diplomats from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of 30 OIC Member Countries.

Training Course on ‘Fostering Information Technology (IT) Solutions to Improve the Effectiveness of Public Employment Services (PES) in the OIC Member Countries’
Date : 19-20 October 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the SESRIC Project titled “Fostering Information Technology (IT) Solutions to Improve the Effectiveness of Public Employment Services (PES) in the OIC Member Countries”, which is funded by the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC) under the 9th Call for Project Proposals of COMCEC Project Funding, the Centre organised a Training Course on “Fostering Information Technology (IT) Solutions to Improve the Effectiveness of Public Employment Services (PES) in the OIC Member Countries” on 19-20 October 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

In its Capacity as the Secretariat of the OIC Statistical Commission (OIC-StatCom), SESRIC organized the 11th Session of the OIC-StatCom in a Hybrid Format at its Headquarters in Ankara, Republic of Türkiye, on 18-19 October 2022
Date : 18-19 October 2022 Venue : SESRIC Headquarters, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC, in its capacity as the Secretariat of the OIC Statistical Commission (OIC-StatCom), organised the 11th Session of the OIC-StatCom in a hybrid format at its Headquarters in Ankara, Republic of Türkiye, on 18-19 October 2022 in collaboration with the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group. The Session brought together 96 participants from the National Statistical Offices of 39 OIC countries. The Session has been also attended by representatives of 10 international and regional organisations, namely the Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics (AITRS), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the OIC (COMCEC), Statistical Centre for the Cooperation Council for the Arab Countries of the Gulf (GCC-Stat), Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat), United Nations Economic Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD).

Workshop on ‘Regulatory Framework for Public-Private Partnerships in Transport Sector’
Date : 18-19 October 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the SESRIC Project titled “Improving the Regulatory Framework for PPPs in Transport Sector in the OIC Member Countries”, which is funded by the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC) under the 9th Call for Project Proposals of COMCEC Project Funding, the Centre organised a Workshop on “Regulatory Framework for Public-Private Partnerships in Transport Sector” on 18-19 October 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

SESRIC Participated in the Round Table on ‘Policy Guidelines for Sustainable Water Management in Agriculture in OIC member countries’
Date : 16 October 2022 Venue : Cairo Egypt

Organized on the side line of the Cairo Water Week 2022 held under the theme “Water at the Heart of Climate Action”, SESRIC participated in the Round Table on “Policy Guidelines for Sustainable Water Management in Agriculture in OIC member countries” which was organized by the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS) in collaboration with the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB).

Training of Trainers (ToT) Course on ‘Web Design and Coding’
Date : 12-13 October 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the Vocational Education and Training Programme for the Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC-VET) and in line with the OIC-TVET Strategic Roadmap 2020-2025, SESRIC organised a Training of Trainers (ToT) Course on “Web Design and Coding” on 12-13 October 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

Training Course on 'Price Statistics'
Date : 10-12 October 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised a Training Course on 'Price Statistics' with the attendance of 57 participants from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 14 Arabic speaking OIC countries on 10-12 October 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

Training Course on 'Usage of Administrative Registries in Producing Economic Statistics'
Date : 26-28 September 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised a Training Course on 'Usage of Administrative Registries in Producing Economic Statistics' through an online video conferencing platform with the attendance of 50 participants from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 18 OIC countries on 26-28 September 2022.

Workshop on ‘Best Practices on Promoting Financial Literacy and Islamic Finance in the OIC Member Countries’
Date : 25-26 September 2022 Venue : Istanbul Türkiye

Within the framework of the SESRIC project titled “Strengthening Financial Literacy and Promoting Islamic Finance in the OIC Member Countries”, which is funded by the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC) under the 9th Call for Project Proposals of COMCEC Project Funding, the Centre, in collaboration with the Central Bank of the Republic of Türkiye, organised a Workshop on “Best Practices on Promoting Financial Literacy and Islamic Finance in the OIC Member Countries” on 25-26 September 2022 on the sidelines of the OIC-COMCEC Central Banks Forum in Istanbul, Türkiye.

Director General of SESRIC, H.E. Mr. Nebil DABUR Addressed the 4th Meeting of the OIC-COMCEC Central Banks Forum as Lead Speaker
Date : 25-26 September 2022 Venue : Istanbul Türkiye

In its capacity as the Secretariat of the OIC-COMCEC Central Banks Forum, the Central Bank of the Republic of Türkiye organized and hosted the 4th Meeting of the Forum on 25-26 September 2022 in Istanbul, Türkiye. The meeting brought together Governors and High-level Senior Officials from the Central Banks of OIC Member Countries to discuss the current global and OIC economic outlook and to exchange views on promoting cooperation among OIC countries within the framework of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC) financial cooperation agenda.

SESRIC Participated in the Regional Workshop on the ‘Changing Role of Official Statistics in the State of Qatar: Why Data Culture Matters’
Date : 21-22 September 2022 Venue : Doha Qatar

SESRIC participated in the Regional Workshop on the “Changing Role of Official Statistics in the State of Qatar: Why Data Culture Matters” organised by the Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA) of Qatar in partnership with Qatar Charity, Qatar Computing Research Institute, and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (UNESCWA) on 21-22 September 2022 in Doha, Qatar. The Workshop was attended by representatives of national, regional and international organisations.

Training Workshop on 'Distance Education and E-Learning in TVET'
Date : 20-22 September 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the Vocational Education and Training Programme for the Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC-VET) and in line with the OIC-TVET Strategic Roadmap 2020-2025, SESRIC organised a Training Workshop on “Distance Education and E-Learning in TVET” on 20-22 September 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

Training Course on 'Usage of Administrative Registries in Producing Demographic and Social Statistics'
Date : 19-20 September 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised a Training Course on 'Usage of Administrative Registries in Producing Demographic and Social Statistics' through an online video conferencing platform with the attendance of 85 participants from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 22 OIC countries on 19-25 September 2022.

Experience Sharing Programme on ‘Statistical Onboarding and Capacity Building for NSO Officials’
Date : 15 September 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised an Experience Sharing Programme on ‘Statistical Onboarding and Capacity Building for NSO Officials’ through an online video conferencing platform for the benefit of General Authority of Statistics (GASTAT) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Workshop on ‘The Role of Digital Solutions for Effective Delivery of Public Employment Services in the OIC Countries’
Date : 14-15 September 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the SESRIC project titled “Fostering Information Technology (IT) Solutions to Improve the Effectiveness of Public Employment Services (PES) in the OIC Member Countries”, which is funded by the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC) under the 9th Call for Project Proposals of COMCEC Project Funding, the Centre, in collaboration with the project partners namely, Malaysian Social Security Organisation (SOCSO), Ministry of Manpower of the Republic of Indonesia and Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR), organised a Workshop on “The Role of Digital Solutions for Effective Delivery of Public Employment Services in the OIC Countries” on 14-15 September 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

SESRIC and the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) signed an MoU to facilitate and strengthen technical cooperation
Date : 14 September 2022 Venue : Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC and the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate and strengthen cooperation in the areas of common interests.

Training Course on 'International Trade Statistics'
Date : 13-15 September 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised a Training Course on ‘International Trade Statistics’ in collaboration with Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics (AITRS) through an online video conferencing platform with the attendance of 33 participants from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 14 Arabic speaking OIC countries on 13-15 September 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

Training Course on ‘Regulatory Framework for Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Transport Sector’
Date : 13-14 September 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the SESRIC project titled “Improving the Regulatory Framework for PPPs in Transport Sector in the OIC Member Countries”, which is funded by the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC) under the 9th Call for Project Proposals of COMCEC Project Funding, the Centre organised a Training Course on “Regulatory Framework for Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Transport Sector” on 13-14 September 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

Training Course on 'Sustainable Tourism Indicators'
Date : 12-14 September 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised a Training Course on 'Sustainable Tourism Indicators' through an online video conferencing platform with the attendance of 49 participants from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 20 OIC countries on 12-14 September 2022.

Training Course on ‘Using Financial Technologies (FINTECH) in Islamic Finance’
Date : 07-08 September 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the SESRIC project titled “Strengthening Financial Literacy and Promoting Islamic Finance in the OIC Member Countries”, which is funded by the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC) under the 9th Call for Project Proposals of the COMCEC Project Funding, the Centre, in collaboration with Bank Indonesia and Financial Services Authority of Indonesia organised a Training Course on “Using Financial Technologies (FINTECH) in Islamic Finance” on 07-08 September 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

Webinar on ‘2020 Round of Population & Housing Censuses: Census Editing & Validation’
Date : 07 September 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Experience Sharing Webinar Series, SESRIC organised a Webinar on ‘2020 Round of Population & Housing Censuses: Census Editing & Validation’ on 7 September 2022, in collaboration with the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) with the attendance of 60 participants from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 21 OIC countries.

The Director General of SESRIC, H.E. Mr. Nebil DABUR Addressed the 5th Session of the Islamic Conference of Youth and Sports Ministers
Date : 07-09 September 2022 Venue : Jeddah Saudi Arabia

The 5th Session of the Islamic Conference of Youth and Sports Ministers (ICYSM) was held under the theme of “Development of Youth and Sports for a Solidarity-Based Ummah” on 07-09 September 2022 in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Conference was attended by the Ministers of Youth and Sports, high-level policy makers and experts from the OIC Member States, OIC institutions as well as relevant international and regional organizations. SESRIC was represented by H.E. Mr. Nebil DABUR, Director General, thereat.

Training Course on ‘The Role of Central Banks in Increasing Financial Literacy’
Date : 05-06 September 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the SESRIC project titled “Strengthening Financial Literacy and Promoting Islamic Finance in the OIC Member Countries”, which is funded by the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC) under the 9th Call for Project Proposals of COMCEC Project Funding, the Centre, in collaboration with the Central Bank of the Republic of Türkiye organised a Training Course on “The Role of Central Banks in Increasing Financial Literacy” on 05-06 September 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

Training Courses under the Reverse Linkage Project between Pakistan and Türkiye on ‘Earthquake Seismological Research’
Date : 29 August - 06 September 2022 Venue : Islamabad Pakistan

Within the framework of the Reverse Linkage Project between Pakistan and Türkiye on “Earthquake Seismological Research”, SESRIC, in collaboration with the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center (MRC) of Türkiye, and Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), organised three training courses in parallel, namely; Training Course on “Global Positioning System (GPS): Data Collection and Processing”, Training Course on “Seismology: Earthquake Data Processing and Analysis”, and Training Course on “Site Classification: Data Collection and Processing”. The training courses were conducted on 29 August - 06 September 2022 at Pakistan Meteorological Department’s Headquarters in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Training Course on ‘Enhancing Food Security through Efficient Irrigation Systems’
Date : 23-25 August 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

 

Within the framework of SESRIC’s Agriculture and Food Security Capacity Building Programme (Agri-CaB), the Centre, in collaboration with the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries Malaysia, organised a Training Course on “Enhancing Food Security through Efficient Irrigation Systems” on 23-25 August 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

SESRIC Participated in the 8th Session of the UNESCAP Committee on Statistics
Date : 23-25 August 2022 Venue : Virtual-Bangkok, Thailand

SESRIC participated in the 8th Session of the ESCAP Committee on Statistics organised in a hybrid format by the Secretariat of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) at the UN Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand and online on 23-25 August 2022.

Training Course on ‘Prevention Strategies for Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases’
Date : 15-17 August 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

 

Within the framework of SESRIC IbnSina Health Capacity Building Programme (IbnSina-CaB) and in line with the relevant resolutions of the 7th Session of the Islamic Conference of Health Ministers (ICHM), SESRIC, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Population of the Arab Republic of Egypt, organised a Training Course on “Prevention Strategies for Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases” on 15-17 August 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

Training Webinar on ‘Development of Entrepreneurial Skills of Disabled People’
Date : 03 August 2022 Venue : Virtual, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the OIC Public Employment Services Network (OIC-PESNET) and in line with the OIC-PESNET Work Plan 2021-2022, in its capacity as the Secretariat of the OIC-PESNET, SESRIC provided facilitation and necessary technical support for the Training Webinar on “Development of Entrepreneurial Skills of Disabled People” which was organised by the Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR), in its capacity as the Chair of the OIC-PESNET, on 03 August 2022.

Her Excellency Ms. Derya YANIK, Minister of Family and Social Services of the Republic of Türkiye, Addressed the Opening of the Workshop on ‘Enhancing the Capacities of National Institutions in the Field of Social Development in the OIC Member States’ Jointly Organised by SESRIC and the OIC General Secretariat
Date : 02-04 August 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the implementation of the relevant resolutions adopted by the 1st OIC Ministerial Conference on Social Development held in Istanbul in December 2019 and the 48th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) held in Islamabad in March 2022, SESRIC and the OIC General Secretariat organised a Workshop on “Enhancing the Capacities of National Institutions in the Field of Social Development in the OIC Member States” on 02-04 August 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

Training Course on ‘Development of National Vocational Qualifications Framework’
Date : 26-28 July 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the Vocational Education and Training Programme for the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC-VET) and in line with the OIC-TVET Strategic Roadmap 2020-2025, SESRIC organised a Training Course on “Development of National Vocational Qualifications Framework” on 26-28 July 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

Training Course on ‘Transport Statistics’
Date : 26-28 July 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised a Training Course on ‘Transport Statistics’ through an online video conferencing platform with the attendance of 24 participants from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 9 Arabic speaking OIC countries on 26-28 July 2022.

Training Course on ‘Strengthening Institutional Capacities in the Field of Halal Tourism Industry to Improve the Competitiveness of Tourism Destinations’
Date : 19-21 July 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of SESRIC’s Tourism Capacity Building Programme (Tourism-CaB) and in line with the relevant resolutions of the 11th Islamic Conference of Tourism Ministers (ICTM) as well as the 48th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Centre organised a Training Course on “Strengthening Institutional Capacities in the Field of Halal Tourism Industry to Improve the Competitiveness of Tourism Destinations” on 19-21 July 2022.

The Director General of SESRIC addressed the 15th Session of the UN-OIC General Meeting on Cooperation
Date : 18-20 July 2022 Venue : Geneva - Switzerland

The 15th Session of the UN-OIC General Meeting on Cooperation was held at Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on 18-20 July 2022. The meeting brought together high-level representatives from the Secretariats of the United Nations (UN) and the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC), as well as their specialized agencies and institutions.

Training Course on ‘Conducting a Census Based on Administrative Records’
Date : 04-05 July 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised a Training Course on ‘Conducting a Census Based on Administrative Records’ through an online video conferencing platform with the attendance of 105 participants from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 14 OIC countries on 4-5 July 2022.

SESRIC Participated in the 6th Meeting of the Heads of ECO National Statistical Offices
Date : 29 June 2022 Venue : Virtual-ECO, Tehran Iran

SESRIC participated in the 6th Meeting of the Heads of ECO National Statistical Offices (NSOs) organised virtually by the Secretariat of the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) on 29 June 2022. The meeting was chaired by the Bureau of National Statistics (BNS) of the Agency for Strategic Planning and Reforms of the Republic of Kazakhstan with participation from the representatives of the NSOs of 8 ECO member countries and the international organisations, namely SESRIC, UNFPA, and UNICEF.

The Director General of SESRIC, H.E. Mr. Nebil DABUR addressed the 11th Session of the Islamic Conference of Tourism Ministers
Date : 27-29 June 2022 Venue : Baku Azerbaijan

The 11th Session of the Islamic Conference of Tourism Ministers (ICTM) was held on 27-29 June 2022 in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan. The Conference brought together Ministers of Tourism and high level officials from the OIC Member States along with representatives of relevant OIC institutions and international organizations. SESRIC was represented by the H.E. Mr. Nebil DABUR, Director General and Dr. Cem Tintin, Senior Researcher, thereat.

Training Course on ‘SDG 4 (Quality Education) Indicators’
Date : 22-23 June 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Training Course on ‘SDG 4 (Quality Education) Indicators’ through an online video conferencing platform with the attendance of 45 participants from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 11 French speaking OIC countries on 22-23 June 2022.

Training Course on ‘Measuring the Impacts of Labour Market Information on Employment Services’
Date : 21-23 June 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of SESRIC’s Public Employment Services Capacity Building Programme (PES-CaB) and in line with the OIC Public Employment Services Network (OIC-PESNET) Work Plan 2021-2022, SESRIC, in collaboration with the Social Security Organization (SOCSO) of Malaysia, organized the Training Course on “Measuring the Impacts of Labour Market Information on Employment Services” on 21-23 June 2022.

Training Course on ‘Occupational Zoonoses’
Date : 21-22 June 2022 Venue : Virtual, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the OIC Occupational Safety and Health Network (OIC-OSHNET) and in line with the OIC-OSHNET Work Plan 2021-2022, the Directorate General of Occupational Safety and Health (DGOSH) at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of the Republic of Türkiye, in its capacity as the Secretariat of the OIC-OSHNET, organised a Training Course on “Occupational Zoonoses” on 21-22 June 2022 through an online video conferencing platform. SESRIC, in its capacity as the OIC Technical Coordinator of the OIC-OSHNET, provided facilitation and necessary technical support for the organisation of the training.

Webinar on ‘Experiences of OIC Countries in Producing Disaster Related Statistics’
Date : 16 June 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Webinar Series on Statistical Experience Sharing , SESRIC organised a Webinar on ‘Experiences of OIC Countries in Producing Disaster Related Statistics’ on 16 June 2022 in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA) with the attendance of 25 participants from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 14 OIC countries.

Training Course on ‘Big Data Applications on Price Intelligence’
Date : 14-16 June 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Training Course on ‘Big Data Applications on Price Intelligence’ in collaboration with the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) and the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) through an online video conferencing platform on 14-16 June 2022.

SESRIC Organised the Training Course on ‘Waste Water Management and Recycling’ in collaboration with the Tunisian Agency for Technical Cooperation (ATCT)
Date : 13-16 June 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Water Resources Management Capacity Building Programme (Water-CaB) and in line with the relevant resolutions of the 4th Session of the Islamic Conference of Ministers Responsible for Water, SESRIC, in collaboration with the Tunisian Agency for Technical Cooperation (ATCT), organised the Training Course on “Waste Water Management and Recycling” on 13-16 June 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

SESRIC-ITFC-UNECA Joint Special Session on ‘Impact of AfCFTA on Selected OIC Member States in Africa’
Date : 08 June 2022 Venue : Virtual, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC in collaboration with the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) co-organized a Special Session on “Impact of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on selected Member States of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Africa” during the 25th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis , which took place virtually during 8-10 June 2022 under the theme of ‘Accelerating Economic Transformation, Diversification and Job Creation’.

Training Course on ‘SDG 5 (Gender Equality) Indicators’
Date : 07-08 June 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Training Course on ‘SDG 5 (Gender Equality) Indicators’ through an online video conferencing platform with the attendance of 29 participants from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 14 OIC countries on 7-8 June 2022.

SESRIC Organised a Training Course on ‘OSH Structures and Labour Inspection’ for the benefit of OIC African French-Speaking Member Countries
Date : 07-09 June 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the SESRIC’s Occupational Safety and Health Capacity Building Programme (OSH-CaB) and in line with the OIC Occupational Safety and Health Network (OIC-OSHNET) Work Plan 2021-2022, the Centre, in collaboration with the Tunisian Agency for Technical Cooperation (ATCT), organised a Training Course on “OSH Structures and Labour Inspection” on 07-09 June 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

Training Course on ‘Tourism Statistics’
Date : 06-08 June 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Training Course on ‘Tourism Statistics’ through an online video conferencing platform with the attendance of 17 participants from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 4 French-speaking OIC countries on 6-8 June 2022.

The Director General of SESRIC Addressed the 4th OIC Member States Conference on Mediation
Date : 05-06 June 2022 Venue : Jeddah Saudi Arabia

H.E. Mr. Nebil DABUR, the Director General of SESRIC, addressed the 4th OIC Member States Conference on Mediation during the first session titled “the Role of the OIC and its Member States in the Area of Mediation”. He dedicated his address to highlighting the unique assets that the OIC has in fulfilling its mission in establishing peace and gave a historical perspective on the tireless efforts of the OIC, since its inception in 1969, to promote global peace, stability and security. In this context, Mr. DABUR pointed out that despite all the efforts of the OIC, achieving peace and security remains one of the most challenging tasks facing the OIC due to the undesirable state of conflicts in a great number of the Member Countries. He mentioned that the number of conflicts in OIC countries is showing an upward trend and currently the majority of conflicts in the world are taking place in OIC countries with devastating consequences on human life, society and the economy.

SESRIC Organised the Workshop on ‘Modernising Statistical Legislation’ in Collaboration with the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)
Date : 01-02 June 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC, in its capacity as the Secretariat of OIC Statistical Commission (OIC-StatCom), organised the Workshop on ‘Modernising Statistical Legislation’ in collaboration with the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) on 1-2 June 2022 through a video conferencing platform with the participation of 94 experts from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 36 OIC countries and relevant international organisations.

SESRIC and ICDT Jointly Organised a Training Webinar on ‘Prospects of Sustainable Tourism in OIC Member Countries’
Date : 01-02 June 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Tourism Capacity Building Programme (Tourism-CaB), SESRIC, in collaboration with the Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT), organised a Training Webinar on “Prospects of Sustainable Tourism in OIC Member Countries” on 01 - 02 June 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

SESRIC Organised a Training Course on ‘Developing Impactful Awareness Raising Campaigns towards Reducing Tobacco Consumption’ in collaboration with the Turkish Green Crescent Society (YEŞİLAY) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of the Republic of Türkiye
Date : 30-31 May 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of SESRIC’s Tobacco Free OIC Capacity Building Programme (TF-CaB), the Centre organised a Training Course on “Developing Impactful Awareness Raising Campaigns towards Reducing Tobacco Consumption” on 30-31 May 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

Training Course on ‘SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) Indicators’
Date : 25-26 May 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Training Course on ‘SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) Indicators’ through an online video conferencing platform with the attendance of 22 participants from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 11 OIC countries on 25-26 May 2022.

Training Course on ‘Management of Migrant Labour Force’
Date : 24-26 May 2022 Venue : Virtual, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the OIC Public Employment Services Network (OIC-PESNET) and in line with the OIC-PESNET Work Plan 2021-2022, the Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR), in its capacity as the Chair of the OIC-PESNET, organised a Training Course on “Management of Migrant Labour Force” on 24-26 May 2022 through an online video conferencing platform. SESRIC, in its capacity as the Secretariat of the OIC-PESNET, provided facilitation and necessary technical support for the organization of the training.

SESRIC Participated in the Thematic Debate of the 19th Regular Session of IPHRC
Date : 24 May 2022 Venue : Jeddah Saudi Arabia

The OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) organized a Thematic Debate on “The Role of National Human Rights Institutions in the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in the OIC Countries” on 24 May 2022 as part of its 19th Regular Session, which was held during 22-26 May 2022 at the OIC General Secretariat in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

SESRIC Organised the Training Course on ‘Fostering Renewable Energy Solutions in the OIC Member Countries’ in collaboration with the Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (PERSGA) and the Tunisian Agency for Technical Cooperation (ATCT)
Date : 23-26 May 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of SESRIC’s Environment Capacity Building Programme (Environment-CaB) and in line with the relevant resolutions of the 47th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), SESRIC, in collaboration with the Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (PERSGA) and the Tunisian Agency for Technical Cooperation (ATCT), organised the Training Course on “Fostering Renewable Energy Solutions in the OIC Member Countries” on 23-26 May 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

Training Course on ‘Survey Methods and Sampling’
Date : 23-26 May 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Training Course on ‘Survey Methods and Sampling’ through an online video conferencing platform with the attendance of 74 participants from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 22 OIC countries on 23-26 May 2022.

SESRIC Conducted an Online Workshop on ‘Addressing Challenges of Occupational Health in the Future of Work’ in collaboration with the ASEAN Occupational Safety and Health Network (ASEAN-OSHNET)
Date : 17-18 May 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Occupational Safety and Health Capacity Building Programme (OSH-CaB) and in line with the OIC Occupational Safety and Health Network (OIC-OSHNET) Work Plan 2021-2022, SESRIC, in collaboration with the General Directorate of Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health at the Ministry of Manpower of the Republic of Indonesia and the ASEAN Occupational Safety and Health Network (ASEAN-OSHNET), organized a Workshop on “Addressing Challenges of Occupational Health in the Future of Work” on 17-18 May 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

SESRIC organised the Training Course on ‘Capital Market Operations’ in collaboration with Borsa Istanbul, the Secretariat of the OIC Exchanges Forum (OICEF)
Date : 11-12 May 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Stock Exchanges Capacity Building Programme (SE-CaB) and in line with the relevant resolution of the 37th Ministerial Session of the COMCEC, SESRIC, in collaboration with Borsa Istanbul, the Secretariat of the OIC Exchanges Forum, organised a Training Course on “Capital Market Operations” on 11-12 May 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

SESRIC Organised the Training Course on ‘Promoting Good Governance of TVET for Efficient System Management’ in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia
Date : 10-12 May 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the Vocational Education and Training Programme for the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC-VET) and in line with the OIC-TVET Strategic Roadmap 2020-2025, SESRIC, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia, organised the Training Course on “Promoting Good Governance of TVET for Efficient System Management” on 10-12 May 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

SESRIC and ICYF Co-hosted Side Event on ‘Youth Hold the Key to Green Future: Initiatives and Practices in the OIC Region’ at the ECOSOC Youth Forum 2022
Date : 18 April 2022 Venue : Virtual, Istanbul Türkiye

SESRIC and ICYF co-hosted the side event on "Youth Holding the Key to Green Future: Initiatives and Practices in the OIC Region" on the margins of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum on 18 April 2022 at 4:00 pm (GMT +3).

Three SESRIC Projects are on the Final List of the 9th Call for Project Proposals of COMCEC Project Funding
Date : 12 April 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the 9th Call for Project Proposals of COMCEC Project Funding, the COMCEC Coordination Office (CCO) has completed the evaluation process and announced the Final List of successful projects that will receive COMCEC Project Funding. Three projects prepared and submitted by SESRIC under three different cooperation areas of COMCEC Strategy were found eligible to be funded in the 2022 implementation period, namely:

SESRIC and Bureau of Statistics of Guyana signed MoA on TQS Integration Project
Date : 11 April 2022 Venue : Georgetown Guyana

SESRIC and Bureau of Statistics of Guyana signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to facilitate collaboration and cooperation between both institutions within the framework of the project titled “Integration of the Tobacco Questions for Surveys (TQS) into the National Surveys in Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Member Countries”. The MoA was signed on 11 April 2022 by HE. Mr. Nebil DABUR, Director General of SESRIC, and HE. Mr. Errol LaCRUEZ, Chief Statistician of Bureau of Statistics of Guyana.

Technical Consultation on ‘2021 Smoking and Tobacco Consumption Survey Conducted by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)’
Date : 31 March 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC organised a Technical Consultation on “2021 Smoking and Tobacco Consumption Survey conducted by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)” on 31 March 2022. The Technical Consultation was organised for the benefit of PCBS in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CDC Foundation, World Health Organization (WHO), and Ministry of Health of Palestine within the framework of ‘Tobacco Questions for Surveys (TQS) Integration Project’ through a video conferencing platform.

Workshop on 'Global Trends on Maintaining OSH Culture'
Date : 30-31 March 2022 Venue : Virtual, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the OIC Occupational Safety and Health Network (OIC-OSHNET) and in line with the OIC-OSHNET Work Plan 2021-2022, the Directorate General of Occupational Safety and Health (DGOSH) of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of the Republic of Türkiye, in its capacity as the Secretariat of the Network, organised a Workshop on “Global Trends on Maintaining OSH Culture” on 30-31 March 2022 through an online video conferencing platform. SESRIC, in its capacity as the OIC Technical Coordinator of the OIC-OSHNET, provided facilitation and necessary technical support for the organisation of the workshop.

As a Special Guest, the Director General of SESRIC Addressed the Launching Ceremony of the Pilot Program to Introduce ICESCO Peace 360o Approach in Academia
Date : 29 March 2022 Venue : Rabat Morocco

Invited as a special guest; H.E. Mr. Nebil DABUR, the Director General of SESRIC, addressed the Launching Ceremony of the Pilot Program to Introduce ICESCO Peace 360o Approach in Academia. He dedicated his address for highlighting the importance of promoting research on the OIC challenging issues of peace building and security, conflict resolution and mediation. He also highlighted the tireless efforts of the OIC, since its inception in 1969, to promote global peace, stability, harmony and security. In this context, Mr. DABUR pointed out that despite all the efforts of the OIC, achieving peace and security remains one of the most challenging tasks facing the OIC due to the undesirable state of conflicts in a great number of the Member Countries. He mentioned that the number of conflicts in OIC countries is showing an upward trend and currently the majority of conflicts in the world are taking place in OIC countries with devastating consequences on human life, society and the economy.

SESRIC Organised a Training Course on ‘Disaster Risk Identification and Risk Assessment’ for the benefit of OIC African French-Speaking Member Countries
Date : 28-30 March 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of SESRIC’s Disaster Risk Management Capacity Building Programme (DRM-CaB), the Centre, in collaboration with the Tunisian Agency for Technical Cooperation (ATCT), organised, through an online video conferencing platform, a Training Course on “Disaster Risk Identification and Risk Assessment” on 28-30 March 2022 for the benefit of OIC African French-Speaking Member Countries.

Webinar on ‘Use of Business Registers for Business Demography and Entrepreneurship Statistics’
Date : 28 March 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Webinar Series on Statistical Experience Sharing, SESRIC organised a Webinar on ‘Use of Business Registers for Business Demography and Entrepreneurship Statistics’ on 28 March 2022 in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) with the participation of 61 official statisticians from the NSOs of 24 OIC countries.

Training Course on ‘Labour Market Research Methodologies’
Date : 28-29 March 2022 Venue : Virtual, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the OIC Public Employment Services Network (OIC-PESNET) and in line with the OIC-PESNET Work Plan 2021-2022, the Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR), in its capacity as the Chair of the OIC-PESNET, organised a Training Course on “Labour Market Research Methodologies” on 28-29 March 2022 through an online video conferencing platform. SESRIC, in its capacity as the Secretariat of the OIC-PESNET, provided facilitation and necessary technical support for the organization of the training.

SESRIC Participated in the 5th Meeting of the Steering Committee for the Implementation of the OIC STI Agenda 2026
Date : 24-25 March 2022 Venue : Islamabad Pakistan

SESRIC participated in the 5th Meeting of the Steering Committee for the OIC STI Agenda 2026, which was organised by the OIC Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH) and held at its Headquarters in Islamabad, Pakistan in a physical format on 24-25 March 2022. H.E. Mr. Nebil DABUR, Director General of SESRIC; Mr. Fadi FARASIN, Assistant Director General; Dr. Atilla KARAMAN, Director of Statistics and Information Department; and Mr. Mazhar HUSSAIN, Director of Economic and Social Research Department represented the Centre thereat.

SESRIC Participated in High-Level Dialogue on Mainstreaming Climate Action in the Water Sector at the 9th World Water Forum
Date : 24 March 2022 Venue : Dakar Senegal

The World Water Forum is the world’s biggest water-related event and has been organized every three years by the World Water Council in collaboration with a host country. On 21–26 March 2022, the 9th World Water Forum was held in Dakar, Republic of Senegal, with the theme "Water Security for Peace and Development." The Forum provided a unique platform for collaboration to make long-term progress on global water issues by bringing together the international water community and important decision-makers.

Training Course on ‘Monetary Operations: Tools and Techniques for Policy Implementation’
Date : 15-17 March 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of SESRIC’s Central Banks Capacity Building Programme (CB-CaB) and in line with the relevant resolutions of the 37th Ministerial Session of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC), SESRIC, in collaboration with the Central Bank of the Republic of Türkiye, organized a Training Course on “Monetary Operations: Tools and Techniques for Policy Implementation” on 15-17 March 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

Training Courses under the Reverse Linkage Project between Pakistan and Türkiye on ‘Earthquake Seismological Research’
Date : 15 March - 01 April 2022 Venue : Gebze, Kocaeli Türkiye

Within the framework of the Reverse Linkage Project between Pakistan and Türkiye on “Earthquake Seismological Research”, SESRIC, in collaboration with the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center (MRC) of Türkiye, and Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), organised three training courses in parallel, namely; Training Course on “Global Positioning System (GPS): Data Collection and Processing”, Training Course on “Seismology: Earthquake Data Processing and Analysis”, and Training Course on “Site Classification: Data Collection and Processing”. The implementation of the first phase of the training courses took place at TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center’s headquarters in Gebze, Kocaeli - Türkiye, on 15 March - 01 April 2022.

Online Training Course on ‘SDG 13 (Climate Action) Indicators’
Date : 14-16 March 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised an Online Training Course on ‘SDG 13 (Climate Action) Indicators’ with the attendance of 11 participants from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 6 OIC countries on 14-16 March 2022.

SESRIC Organised the Training Course on “Tourism and Hospitality Services” in collaboration with the Gambia OIC-Secretariat and the Ministry of National Education of the Republic of Türkiye
Date : 14-16 March 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the Vocational Education and Training Programme for the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC-VET) and SESRIC’s Tourism Capacity Building Programme (Tourism-CaB), the Centre, in collaboration with the Gambia OIC-Secretariat, organised a Training Course on “Tourism and Hospitality Services” on 14-16 March 2022 through an online video conferencing platform. This training course is the second activity out of three identified and agreed upon by SESRIC and the Gambia OIC-Secretariat in line with the “Projects for the Socio-Economic Empowerment of Women and Youth” in The Gambia.

Training Course on ‘Labour Inspection on SMEs and Informal Sector’
Date : 08-10 March 2022 Venue : Virtual, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Within the framework of the OIC Occupational Safety and Health Network (OIC-OSHNET) Work Plan 2021-2022, the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) of the Ministry of Human Resources of Malaysia organised a Training Course on "Labour Inspection on SMEs and Informal Sector" on 08-10 March 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

SESRIC Participated in the 2nd Trade and Investment Sub-Committee (TISC) Leaders Meeting
Date : 08-09 March 2022 Venue : Marrakesh Morocco

The 2nd Trade and Investment Sub-Committee (TISC) Leaders Meeting was held on 08-09 March 2022 in Marrakesh, Kingdom of Morocco. The meeting organised by the Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT), in its capacity as the Secretariat of the TISC, and attended by high-level officials from the members of TISC, including the OIC General Secretariat and relevant OIC institutions working in the fields of trade and investment.

Online Training Course on ‘Government Finance, Fiscal and Public Sector Statistics’
Date : 07-08 March 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised an Online Training Course on ‘Government Finance, Fiscal and Public Sector Statistics’ with the attendance of 27 participants from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 13 OIC countries and the OIC General Secretariat on 7-8 March 2022.

SESRIC Participated in the 53rd Session of the UN Statistical Commission
Date : 28 February - 04 March 2022 Venue : Virtual-UNSD, New York – USA

The delegation of SESRIC headed by HE Mr. Nebil Dabur, Director General, and composed of Mr. Fadi Farasin, Assistant Director General; and Dr. Atilla Karaman, Director of Statistics and Information Department, participated in the 53rd Session of UN Statistical Commission organised in a virtual-only format by the UN Statistics Division (UNSD) on 28 February - 4 March 2022.

SESRIC Organised the Training Workshop on ‘Protecting and Advancing Children's Rights Including the Ones with Disabilities’ in collaboration with the Ministry of Family and Social Services of the Republic of Türkiye
Date : 22-24 February 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the SESRIC's Social Development Capacity Building Programme (SD-CaB) and in line with the relevant resolutions of the First Ministerial Conference on Social Development in the OIC Member States, SESRIC, in collaboration with the General Directorate of Child Services of the Ministry of Family and Social Services of the Republic of Türkiye, organised a Training Workshop on “Protecting and Advancing Children's Rights Including the Ones with Disabilities” on 22-24 February 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

Training Workshop on ‘Enhancing Collaboration between TVET Institutions and Industry towards Effective Curriculum Development’
Date : 21-23 February 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the Vocational Education and Training Programme for the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC-VET) and in line with the OIC-TVET Strategic Roadmap 2020-2025, SESRIC organized a Training Workshop on “Enhancing Collaboration between TVET Institutions and Industry towards Effective Curriculum Development” on 21-23 February 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

His Excellency Mr. Alpha SOUMAH, Minister of Culture, Tourism and Handicraft of the Republic of Guinea, Addressed the Opening of the Training Webinar on ‘Managing and Marketing Protected Areas’ Jointly Organised by SESRIC and ICDT
Date : 21-22 February 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the Regional Project on “Sustainable Tourism Development in a Network of Cross-Border Park and Protected Areas in West Africa” and SESRIC’s Tourism Capacity Building Programme (Tourism-CaB), the Centre and the Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT), in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Handicraft of the Republic of Guinea, organised a Training Webinar on “Managing and Marketing Protected Areas” on 21-22 February 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

SESRIC Organised the Follow-up Meeting of the 10th Session of the OIC Statistical Commission as a Side Event of the 53rd Session of UN Statistical Commission
Date : 17 February 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

In its capacity as the Secretariat of the OIC Statistical Commission (OIC-StatCom), SESRIC organised, through a video-conferencing platform, the Follow-up Meeting of the 10th Session of the OIC-StatCom on 17 February 2022 as a side event of the 53rd Session of the United Nations Statistical Commission. In addition to the representatives of the OIC General Secretariat and Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), 40 delegates from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 26 OIC member countries attended the meeting.

The Director General of SESRIC, H.E. Mr. Nebil DABUR, Addressed the Third Extraordinary Session of the Ministerial Council of the Women Development Organization
Date : 16 February 2022 Venue : Virtual, Cairo Egypt

The Third Extraordinary Session of the Ministerial Council of the Women Development Organization (WDO) was held virtually on 16 February 2022. Honorable Ministers and high-level officials from several OIC member countries and OIC institutions attended the Session.

Online Training Course on ‘Labour Cost Statistics’
Date : 15-16 February 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised an Online Training Course on ‘Labour Cost Statistics’ with the attendance of 13 participants from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 7 OIC countries on 15-16 February 2022.

Her Excellency Ms. Derya YANIK, Minister of Family and Social Services of the Republic of Türkiye, Addressed the Opening of the Training Workshop on “Health and Social Care Policies towards Supporting Independent Living for People with Disabilities” Organised by SESRIC
Date : 08-10 February 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Social Development Capacity Building Programme (SD-CaB), SESRIC, in collaboration with the Directorate General of Services for Persons with Disabilities and the Elderly under the Ministry of Family and Social Services of the Republic of Türkiye, organised a Training Workshop on “Health and Social Care Policies towards Supporting Independent Living for People with Disabilities” on 08-10 February 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

Online Training Course on ‘Culture Statistics’
Date : 07-09 February 2022 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised an Online Training Course on ‘Culture Statistics’ with the attendance of 10 participants from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 7 OIC countries on 07 – 09 February 2022.

The Director General of SESRIC, H.E. Mr. Nebil DABUR, Addressed the 14th OIC Health Steering Committee Meeting
Date : 06 February 2022 Venue : Jeddah Saudi Arabia

The 14th Meeting of the OIC Health Steering Committee was held in a hybrid format under the Chairmanship of the United Arab Emirates, the Chair of the 7th Islamic Conference of Health Ministers (ICHM), on 06 February 2022 at the OIC General Secretariat in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The meeting was attended by high-level officials and experts from 21 members of the Steering Committee, including 11 OIC member countries, 5 OIC institutions, and 5 international organizations.

Training Course on ‘Biotechnological Tools and Techniques for Cotton - Sample Collection Activities’
Date : 17-28 January 2022 Venue : Dhaka Bangladesh

Within the framework of the Reverse Linkage Project between Bangladesh and Türkiye on “Enhancing Capacity in Cotton Varieties Development”, SESRIC, in collaboration with the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), and Nazilli Cotton Research Institute (CRI) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of the Republic of Türkiye, organized a Training Course on “Biotechnological Tools and Techniques for Cotton - Sample Collection Activities” on 17-28 January 2022 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

H.E. Mr. Hissein Brahim Taha, Secretary General of the OIC received H.E. Mr. Nebil Dabur, Director General of SESRIC, in his office in Jeddah, KSA, on 17 January 2022
Date : 17 January 2022 Venue : Jeddah Saudi Arabia

H.E. Mr. Hissein Brahim Taha, Secretary General of the OIC received H.E. Mr. Nebil Dabur, Director General of SESRIC, in his office in Jeddah, KSA, on 17 January 2022. The Director General briefed H.E. the Secretary General on the various programmes, projects and activities of SESRIC in the three mandated areas of the Centre; i.e. statistics, research and training.

SESRIC Participated in the Meeting of Steering Committee for the Implementation of the OIC STI Agenda 2026
Date : 05 January 2022 Venue : Virtual, Islamabad Pakistan

SESRIC participated in the meeting of the Steering Committee for the Implementation of the OIC STI Agenda 2026 which was held virtually on 05 January 2022 and hosted by the OIC Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH). H.E. Mr. Nebil DABUR, Director General of SESRIC and Mr. Mazhar Hussain, Director of Economic and Social Research Department represented the Centre thereat.