Tobacco Free OIC Capacity Building Programme (TF-CaB) developed by SESRIC in 2010, 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 Türkiye 05 April 2024 SESRIC and the Agency on Statistics under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Signed MoA
Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye 13-14 February 2024 Training Course on ‘Supporting Tobacco Farmers through Tobacco Control Programmes’
Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye 11-13 July 2023 Training Course on ‘Protecting Second-hand Smokers and Reducing Tobacco Use in Public Places’
SESRIC Headquarters, Ankara Türkiye 09-10 May 2023 SESRIC Organised the Orientation Workshop on “Tobacco Questions for Surveys of Youth (TQS-Youth)” in Collaboration with the CDC and CDC Foundation
Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye 30-31 May 2022 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
Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye 15-17 March 2021 Training Course on ‘Packaging, Labeling and Pictorial Health Warnings on Tobacco Products’
Istanbul Türkiye 14-16 December 2016 Knowledge Sharing Workshop on Tobacco Control Policies for OIC Member States
Kuala Lampur Malaysia 01-02 April 2015 Training Course on “Tobacco Control” in Malaysia
Ankara Türkiye 02-04 July 2013 Study Visit on 'Tobacco Control Policies'
Erzurum Türkiye 20-21 June 2012 Study Visit on 'Tobacco Control Policies'