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SESRIC Participated in COMCEC Online COVID-19 Trade Consultative Meeting
Date : 13 July 2020 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC participated in the Online Consultative Meeting on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Trade and the Way Forward which was organized by the COMCEC Coordination Office on 13 July 2020. The meeting was attended by more than 50 experts from the OIC member countries, relevant OIC institutions and international organizations.

Training Course on ‘Stock Exchange Awareness’
Date : 13-21 July 2020 Venue : Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei

Within the framework of SESRIC’s Stock Exchanges Capacity Building Programme (SEP-CaB), SESRIC organized a training course on “Stock Exchange Awareness” on 13-21 July 2020.

Training Course on 'Islamic Banking and Diversification of Islamic Financial Instruments'
Date : 13-17 July 2020 Venue : Nur-Sultan Kazakhstan

Training Within the framework of the Central Banks Capacity Building Programme (CB-CaB), SESRIC organised a training course on “Islamic Banking and Diversification of Islamic Financial Instruments” on 13-17 July 2020.

SESRIC Participated in COMCEC COVID-19 Tourism Consultative Meeting
Date : 09 July 2020 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC participated in the COMCEC COVID-19 Tourism Consultative Meeting which was held on 9 July 2020, in a virtual format, with the theme of “the Impacts of COVID-19 on Tourism in the OIC Member Countries and the Way Forward”. The meeting was attended by the representatives of 25 OIC member countries and experts from relevant OIC institutions and international organizations.

Training Course on ‘Skills and Entrepreneurship Development’
Date : 08-17 July 2020 Venue : Dakar Senegal

Within the framework of the OIC Capacity Building Programme for Public Employment Services (OIC-PESCaB) and the Executive Programme for the Implementation of OIC Framework for Cooperation on Labour, Employment and Social Protection 2019/2020, SESRIC organized a training course on “Skills and Entrepreneurship Development” on 08-17 July 2020 for the benefit of 34 participants from the “Ministry of Employment, Vocational Training and Handicrafts”, the “Ministry of Civil Service and Public Service Renewal”, and the “Ministry of Labour, Social Dialogue, Professional Organizations and Relations with the Institutions” of the Republic of Senegal. The course was conducted through a video conferencing platform by following synchronous learning and instructional approaches.

Webinar on 'Economic Impacts of the Covid-19 Pandemic on OIC Countries'
Date : 06 July 2020 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research, and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies (ORSAM), OSTIM Technical University and Istanbul University jointly organized a Webinar on “Economic Impacts of the Covid-19 Pandemic on OIC Countries” on 06 July 2020. High-level speakers from various background came together to discuss economic impacts of COVID-19 from different perspectives, including energy, technology and employment.

SESRIC Participated in Virtual Workshop on Development of National Gene Banks in OIC Member Countries
Date : 05-06 July 2020 Venue : Dubai United Arab Emirates

SESRIC participated in the virtual Workshop on the Development of National Gene Banks in OIC Member Countries which was organized by the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS) and conducted online on July 5-6, 2020 via videoconference under the chairmanship of the United Arab Emirates. The workshop was attended by 160 experts and representatives from 30 OIC member states, OIC institutions and international organizations.

SESRIC Participated in COMCEC COVID-19 Agriculture Consultative Meeting
Date : 30 June 2020 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC participated in the COMCEC COVID-19 Agriculture Consultative Meeting which was held on June 30, 2020, in a virtual format, with the theme of “The Impacts of COVID-19 on Food Security and Agriculture in the OIC Member Countries.” The meeting was attended by representatives of 17 OIC member countries and experts from relevant OIC institutions and international organizations.

Training Course on ‘Occupational Security and Health Structures’
Date : 29 June - 03 July 2020 Venue : Lomé Togo

Within the framework of SESRIC’s Occupational Safety and Health Capacity Building Programme (OSHCaB), SESRIC organized a training course on "Occupational Security and Health Structures” on 29 June-3 July 2020.

Training Course on “Strategic Planning for Sustainable Tourism Development”
Date : 29 June - 03 July 2020 Venue : Lomé Togo

Within the framework of the OIC Tourism Capacity Building Programme (Tr-CaB), SESRIC organized a training course on “Strategic Planning for Sustainable Tourism Development” for the benefit of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Leisure of the Republic of Togo on 29 June – 03 July 2020.

Webinar on ‘Best Practices of TVET Centres amid the Covid-19 Pandemic’
Date : 25 June 2020 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC organized a Webinar on “Best Practices of TVET Centres amid the Covid-19 Pandemic” within the framework of the Vocational Education and Training Programme for the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC-VET). The Webinar was livestreamed and recorded on SESRIC’s YouTube Channel which is reachable through the following link: https://bit.ly/sesric-live.

SESRIC Attended the Informal Online Meeting of the Working Party on Development Finance Statistics (WP-STAT)
Date : 22-25 June 2020 Venue : Paris, France

SESRIC attended the Informal Online Meeting of the Working Party on Development Finance Statistics (WP-STAT) which was held as a 4-day programme during 22-25 June 2020. The informal online meeting brought together more than 120 members of WP-STAT from development and/or planning ministries, national statistical offices and development finance agencies of OECD-Development Assistance Committee (DAC) member countries as well as Non-DAC members. SESRIC participated the meeting as an observer as part of its membership since July 2017 in the Total Official Support for Sustainable Development (TOSSD) Task Force.

Training Course on “Islamic Financial Instruments”
Date : 22-26 June 2020 Venue : Tashkent Uzbekistan

Within the framework of SESRIC’s Central Banks Capacity Building Programme (CB-CaB), the Centre organized a training course on "Islamic Financial Instruments" on 22-26 June 2020.

SESRIC Participated in the Global Expert Group on Refugee and Internally Displaced Persons Statistics (EGRIS) Virtual Meeting
Date : 19 June 2020 Venue : Geneva, Switzerland

SESRIC participated in the Global Expert Group on Refugee and Internally Displaced Persons Statistics (EGRIS) Meeting held virtually on 19 June 2020 organised by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The meeting discussed the draft plan for EGRIS Phase III including the scope of work as outlined in ToR, structure of EGRIS and the proposed technical subgroups with a focus on dissemination and promotion, capacity building, and knowledge sharing and refinement of Compilers Manual.

SESRIC Participated in the Extraordinary Virtual Conference of Culture Ministers of ICESCO Member States
Date : 17 June 2020 Venue : Rabat Morocco

The Extraordinary Virtual Conference of Culture Ministers of Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) Member States was held on 17 June 2020 under the theme of ‘Sustainability of Cultural Action in the Face of Crises (Covid-19)’. The Conference virtually brought together Ministers responsible for Culture from ICESCO Member States alongside representatives of several OIC institutions, regional and international organizations. The Conference was chaired by H.E. Ms. Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development of the United Arab Emirates.

SESRIC Participated in the COMCEC Project Funding Online Training
Date : 10 June - 08 July 2020 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC participated in the COMCEC Project Funding (CPF) Online Training conducted on a weekly basis between 10 June and 8 July through a dedicated virtual meeting platform hosted by the Presidency of Strategy and Budget under the Presidency of Republic of Turkey. Project coordinators and contact persons whose projects were final-listed for financing in the 2020 implementation period of CPF participated in the weekly sessions.

Training of Trainers (ToT) Course on ‘Promoting Entrepreneurship for Tourism Industry Competitiveness’
Date : 08-12 June 2020 Venue : Gabala Azerbaijan

Within the framework of SESRIC’s OIC Tourism Capacity Building Programme (Tr-CaB), the Centre organized a training of trainers (ToT) course on “Promoting Entrepreneurship for Tourism Industry Competitiveness” on 08-12 June 2020 in its efforts to commemorate Gabala, as the OIC City of Tourism 2020.

Training Course on “Application of Advanced Technology for the Enhancement of Cotton Productivity”
Date : 27 April - 01 May 2020 Venue : Nampula Mozambique

SESRIC organized a training course on “Application of Advanced Technology for the Enhancement of Cotton Productivity” on 27 April - 01 May 2020 through a video conferencing platform. The course was based on synchronous learning and instruction approaches.

H.E. Nebil DABUR, Director General of SESRIC, addressed the Extraordinary Meeting of the OIC Steering Committee on Health on COVID-19 Pandemic
Date : 09 April 2020 Venue : Jeddah Saudi Arabia

The extraordinary meeting of the OIC Steering Committee on Health (SCH) on the novel Coronavirus was held on 9 April 2020. The meeting was organized via video conference by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and chaired by H.E. Abdul-Rahman Bin Mohamed Al-Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Chair of the Seventh Islamic Conference of Health Ministers (ICHM). The meeting was attended by the Ministers of Health, members of the OIC-SCH, along with representatives of OIC institutions and a number of international organizations.

Follow-up Meeting of the OIC Statistical Commission
Date : 05 March 2020 Venue : New York-USA

SESRIC, in its capacity as the Secretariat of the OIC Statistical Commission (OIC-StatCom), organised the Follow-up Meeting of the OIC-StatCom on 5 March 2020 as a side event of the 51st Session of the United Nations Statistical Commission in New York, USA. 35 delegates from 17 OIC member countries including Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Gambia, Indonesia, Libya, Malaysia, Morocco, Mozambique, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, and Uzbekistan, as well as 3 international organisations including Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics (AITRS), Statistical Centre for the Cooperation Council for the Arab Countries of the Gulf (GCC-STAT), and United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), and 2 partner institutions (CDC and CDC Foundation).

SESRIC Participated in the 51st Session of the UN Statistical Commission
Date : 02-05 March 2020 Venue : New York – USA

The delegation of SESRIC headed by HE Mr. Nebil Dabur, Director General, and composed of Dr. Atilla Karaman, Director of Statistics and Information Department, and Ms. Nenden Octavarulia Shanty, Researcher, participated in the 51st Session of UN Statistical Commission (UNSC) and its side events on 2-5 March 2020 in New York.

Graduation Ceremony of the ‘NAMA Competition for Entrepreneurship’
Date : 02 March 2020 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

The Graduation Ceremony of the “NAMA Competition for Entrepreneurship” took place on 02 March 2020 at BINA Incubator in Istanbul, Republic of Turkey. The event was organized within the framework of the “SME Development and Empowerment Project” of the BINA Program, which is a joint initiative of the SESRIC, the Libyan Program for Reintegration and Development (LPRD) and the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB).

SESRIC and OSTIM Technical University signed an MoU to facilitate and strengthen technical cooperation
Date : 27 February 2020 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with OSTIM Technical University to facilitate and strengthen cooperation in the areas of common interests.

 

SESRIC Participated in the Workshop on Trade in Services Negotiations Techniques in OIC Member Countries
Date : 12-13 February 2020 Venue : Casablanca Morocco

SESRIC participated in the workshop on “Trade in Services Negotiations Techniques in OIC Member Countries” which was organized by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT) in Casablanca, Kingdom of Morocco, on 12-13 February 2020.

SESRIC Participated in the Symposium on ‘Working Together for a Water-Secure Future ‘
Date : 09 February 2020 Venue : Amman Jordan

SESRIC participated in the symposium on “Working Together for a Water-Secure Future” which was organized by the Inter-Islamic Network on Water Resources Development and Management (INWRDAM) in Amman, Jordan on 09 February 2020. The symposium was held under the patronage of HRH Prince Hassan Bin Talal and attended by the focal points of INWRDAM Member States along with the professionals, decision makers, and academicians working in the domain of water. Mr. Fadi Farasin, Assistant Director General, represented the Centre thereat.

A Delegation from Diplomatic Institute of Qatar Visited SESRIC
Date : 04 February 2020 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC hosted a delegation from the Diplomatic Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar at its Headquarters in Ankara, Turkey on 04 February 2020.

Workshop on Issues and Challenges of Rapid Urbanization in OIC Member States
Date : 28-29 January 2020 Venue : Islamabad Pakistan

The Standing Committee for Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH) and the OIC General Secretariat jointly organized the “International Workshop on Sustainable Cities: Issues and Challenges of Rapid Urbanization” on 28-29 January, in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Steering Committee Meeting of the BINA Program
Date : 20 January 2020 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The Steering Committee Meeting of the BINA Program was held on 20 January 2020 at SESRIC Headquarters in Ankara, Turkey to discuss the progress made from the last meeting and the future actions with respect to the implementation of the Program. The Meeting was attended by high-level representatives from the partnering institutions namely, SESRIC, the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and Libyan Program for Reintegration and Development (LPRD).

Training Course on ‘New Approaches in Cotton Agronomy: Sowing Experiments’
Date : 19-30 January 2020 Venue : Dhaka Bangladesh

SESRIC organized in collaboration with IsDB, Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), Nazilli Cotton Research Institute (CRI) of Turkey and Cotton Development Board (CDB) of the Ministry of Agriculture of Bangladesh, a training course on “New Approaches in Cotton Agronomy: Sowing Experiments” on 19-30 January 2020 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

SESRIC participated in the Workshop on spreading the Family Bank Experience in the G5 Sahel Countries
Date : 19-20 January 2020 Venue : Jeddah Saudi Arabia

On 19-20 January 2020, the General Secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in coordination with the Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA) hosted the “Workshop on spreading the Family Bank Experience in the G5 Sahel Countries” in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

H.E. Mr Yavuz Selim Kıran, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, Paid a Courtesy Visit to SESRIC
Date : 17 January 2020 Venue : Ankara Turkey

H.E. Mr Yavuz Selim Kıran, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, paid a courtesy visit to the Headquarters of the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), on 17 January 2020, in Ankara, Republic of Turkey. During his visit, H.E. Mr Yavuz Selim Kıran, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, met with H.E. Mr Nebil Dabur, the Director General of SESRIC and the Directors of the Centre along with all the staff of the Centre.