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Tobacco Free OIC Capacity Building Programme (TF-CaB)

Tobacco Free OIC Capacity Building Programme (TF-CaB) developed by the Statistical Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) in response to the spread of the tobacco epidemic in the OIC Member States. Over the years, OIC Member States strived very hard to contain this epidemic by taking some measures like controlling tobacco production, banning advertisements in media and discouraging consumption by levying high taxes on tobacco products. However, despite all these noble efforts, the tobacco epidemic is on the rise and it is recognized as one of the leading causes of premature preventable deaths across the OIC region.

Against this backdrop, the Tobacco Free OIC Capacity Building Programme (TF-CaB) aims to foster an OIC-wide coordinated approach to curb and control the spread of tobacco epidemic in the OIC Member States by raising awareness on the serious effects of its consumption and bringing legally binding obligations.

Tobacco Free OIC Capacity Building Programme (TF-CaB) focuses on capacity building activities to facilitate the development and implementation of sustainable national tobacco control strategies in the OIC Member States.

Questionnaire and Terms of Reference (ToR) Files

SESRIC urges all national tobacco control institutions in the OIC Member States to participate in the Tobacco Free OIC Capacity Building Programme (TF-CaB). The valuable participation of national institutions will help SESRIC to effectively plan and implement capacity building training activities which will play an important role in the improvement of human capital in the OIC Member States.

The national tobacco control institutions in the OIC Member States are highly welcomed to download the related questionnaire available, in the three official languages of the OIC, from the links below:

►   Download the Questionnaire (English) (Arabic) (French)

The Terms of Reference need to be completed by the beneficiary institutions of the OIC Member States to identify the exact scope of the requested capacity building activities. The files can be downloaded from the links below:

►   Terms of Reference for Training Courses (English) (Arabic) (French)
►   Terms of Reference for Training Workshops (English) (Arabic) (French)
►   Terms of Reference for Study Visits (English) (Arabic) (French)

Register as an Expert

If you wish to be included in the Roster of Experts of the SESRIC Capacity Building Programmes (ROSCAB), please complete and submit the online registration form.

Please Click Here to access the ROSCAB registration page.

Main Subjects

Monitoring Tobacco Use Smoking cessation Tobacco Farming & Tobacco Control
Regulation & Enforcement Warning against Tobacco
Tax Policies on Tobacco Smoke free policies

Implemented Activities

Venue Date Information
Ankara Turkey 12-15 November 2018 Workshop on ‘Transforming Tobacco Questions for Surveys (TQS) Data to Action’
Ankara Turkey 16 August 2017 SESRIC and General Directorate of Statistics and Economic Studies (DGSEE) of Gabonese Republic signed MoA
Ankara Turkey 16-17 August 2017 Workshop on ‘Tobacco Questions for Surveys (TQS): Data Analysis & Dissemination’
Istanbul Turkey 14-16 December 2016 Knowledge Sharing Workshop on Tobacco Control Policies for OIC Member States
Freetown Sierra Leone 09 August 2016 SESRIC and Statistics Sierra Leone of the Republic of Sierra Leone signed MoA
N’Djamena Chad 16 June 2016 SESRIC and National Institute of Statistics, Economic and Demographic Studies of the Republic of Chad signed MoA
Ankara Turkey 05 May 2016 Study Visit on ’Global Adult Tobacco Survey and Turkish Health Survey’ in Turkey
Ankara Turkey 04 May 2016 SESRIC and National Institute of Statistics of the Republic of Niger signed MoA
Ankara Turkey 03-04 May 2016 Orientation Workshop on ‘Tobacco Questions for Surveys’
Ankara Turkey 25-26 April 2016 Study Visit on ‘Global Adult Tobacco Survey and Turkish Health Survey’ in Turkey
Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire 19 April 2016 SESRIC and National Institute of Statistics of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire signed MoA
Bamako Mali 14 January 2016 SESRIC and National Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) of Republic of Mali signed MoA
Serrekunda Gambia 11 January 2016 SESRIC and Gambia Bureau of Statistics (GBOS) of Republic of The Gambia signed MoA
Lomé Togo 06 January 2016 SESRIC and National Institute of Statistics and Economic and Demographic Studies (INSEED) of Republic of Togo signed MoA
Baku Azerbaijan 10-13 November 2015 Technical Mission on ‘Integration of Tobacco Questions for Surveys (TQS) – Sampling Methods’ to Azerbaijan
Nouakchott Mauritania 10 July 2015 SESRIC and National Statistical Office (ONS) of Islamic Republic of Mauritania signed MoA
Dushanbe Tajikistan 01 June 2015 SESRIC and Agency on Statistics under President of the Republic of Tajikistan signed MoA
Baku Azerbaijan 27-29 April 2015 Technical Mission on 'Integration of Tobacco Questions for Surveys: Module 2 – Sampling Methods' to Azerbaijan
Cairo Egypt 14 April 2015 SESRIC and Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) of Arab Republic of Egypt signed MoA
Baku Azerbaijan 13-15 April 2015 Technical Mission on 'Integration of Tobacco Questions for Surveys: Module 1 – Survey Design and Methodology' to Azerbaijan
Malaysia 01-02 April 2015 Training Course on “Tobacco Control” in Malaysia
Doha Qatar 19 March 2015 SESRIC Partners with Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics of State of Qatar in Building Capacities in Health Statistics
Yaounde Cameroon 06 March 2015 SESRIC and National Institute of Statistics of the Republic of Cameroon sign MoA
Jakarta Indonesia 29 December 2014 SESRIC Partners with BPS-Statistics Indonesia in Building Capacities in Health Statistics
Ankara Turkey 18 November 2014 Study Visit on ‘Global Adult Tobacco Survey and Turkish Health Survey’ in Turkey
Baku Azerbaijan 13 October 2014 SESRIC partners with the State Statistical Committee of Republic of Azerbaijan in building capacities in health statistics
Dakar Senegal 25 September 2014 Building Capacities in Health Statistics: SESRIC and National Agency of Statistics and Demography (ANSD) of Senegal sign MoA
Baltimore, Maryland - United States 09-20 June 2014 SESRIC Participated in the “Global Tobacco Control Leadership Program”
Istanbul Turkey 26-29 March 2014 6th European Conference on Tobacco or Health (ECToH)
Geneva - Switzerland 12-13 August 2013 Tobacco Questions for Surveys (TQS) Conference
Ankara Turkey 02-04 July 2013 Study Visit on 'Tobacco Control Policies'
Cairo Egypt 19-21 March 2013 SESRIC participated in 'The First Regional Training Workshop on Tobacco Control and Trade'
Ankara Turkey 26 June 2012 Delegation from Bloomberg Foundation and WHO National Tobacco Control Programme Office visited SESRIC
Erzurum Turkey 20-21 June 2012 Study Visit on 'Tobacco Control Policies'
Baltimore - USA 02-16 June 2012 SESRIC Attended the 7th Annual Global Tobacco Control Leadership Program
Ankara Turkey 04 November 2010 A Memorandum of Understanding between SESRIC and FCA