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10th Meeting of the COMCEC Poverty Alleviation Working Group

10th Meeting of the COMCEC Poverty Alleviation Working Group

The 10th Meeting of the COMCEC Poverty Alleviation Working Group was held on October 5th, 2017 in Ankara, Turkey with the theme of “Education of Disadvantaged Children in the OIC Member Countries: The Key to Escape from Poverty”. The Meeting was attended by the representatives of 19 Member States, which have notified their focal points for the Poverty Alleviation Working Group namely, Albania, Azerbaijan, Benin, Cameroon, Egypt, Gabon, the Gambia, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Tunisia, Turkey and Uganda. Representatives of COMCEC Coordination Office, IDB, SESRIC, Mother and Child Education Foundation (AÇEV), Madrasati, Muslimat NU Education ... Read More »

A ten-day training program was conducted within the framework of the project titled “Improving income of small and medium scale farmers in OIC Member States through reducing losses of livestock production (2016-IDNAGRIC-216)”

A ten-day training program was conducted within the framework of the project titled “Improving income of small and medium scale farmers in OIC Member States through reducing losses of livestock production (2016-IDNAGRIC-216)”

Within the framework of the project titled “Improving income of small and medium scale farmers in OIC Member States through reducing losses of livestock production (2016-IDNAGRIC-216)” implemented by Ministry of Agriculture of Indonesia, a ten-day training program was conducted in Indonesia with the participation of the partner countries. During the training program, which focused on reducing the losses of meat, milk and egg production in the partner countries, several presentations were made by the project trainers and officials from the different Indonesian institutions. In addition, in order to increase the effectiveness of the program, various field visits were conducted and ... Read More »

Training program on Muslim Friendly Tourism was conducted within the framework of the “Enhancing Capacity of Muslim Friendly Tourism Workforce ” project (2016-MOZTOURI-222).

Training program on Muslim Friendly Tourism was conducted within the framework of the “Enhancing Capacity of Muslim Friendly Tourism Workforce ” project (2016-MOZTOURI-222).

Within the framework of the project titled “Enhancing Capacity of Muslim Friendly Tourism Workforce” implemented by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Mozambique, the training program regarding Muslim Friendly Tourism was held on 21-24 August 2017 in Nampula. 30 participants from Mozambique, Mali and Senegal participated in the training program and received certificates at the end of the event. Click for photos Read More »

10th Meeting of the COMCEC Agriculture Working Group

10th Meeting of the COMCEC Agriculture Working Group

The 10th Meeting of the COMCEC Agriculture Working Group was held on September 28th, 2017 in Ankara, Turkey with the theme of “Improving Agricultural Market Performance: Creation and Development of Market Institutions”. The Meeting was attended by the representatives of 14 Member States, which have notified their focal points for the Agriculture Working Group namely, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivorie, Gabon, Gambia, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Tunisia and Turkey. Representatives of COMCEC Coordination Office, SESRIC and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) have also attended the Meeting. The Representatives of the Member States have shared their experiences, achievements ... Read More »

The 10th Meeting of the COMCEC Tourism Working Group was held on September 21st, 2017 in Ankara, Turkey

The 10th Meeting of the COMCEC Tourism Working Group was held on September 21st, 2017 in Ankara, Turkey

The 10th Meeting of the COMCEC Tourism Working Group was held on September 21st, 2017 in Ankara, Turkey with the theme of “Risk and Crisis Management in Tourism Sector: Recovery From Crisis in the OIC Member Countries”. The Meeting was attended by the representatives of 14 Member States, which have notified their focal points for the Tourism Working Group namely,  Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Indonesia, Iran, Kyrgyz Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan and Turkey. Representatives of COMCEC Coordination Office, ICDT, SESRIC, WTTC, Tourism Development International and Tripfez have also attended the Meeting. The Representatives of the Member ... Read More »

Study visits to Qatar and Turkey were conducted within the framework of the project titled “Improving income of small and medium scale farmers in OIC Member States through reducing losses of livestock production (2016-IDNAGRIC-216)”

Study visits to Qatar and Turkey were conducted within the framework of the project titled “Improving income of small and medium scale farmers in OIC Member States through reducing losses of livestock production (2016-IDNAGRIC-216)”

Within the framework of the project titled “Improving income of small and medium scale farmers in OIC Member States through reducing losses of livestock production” being implemented by Ministry of Agriculture of Indonesia, study visits to Qatar and Turkey were conducted by the project team. Project trainers, Dr. Rudy Rawendra and Dr. Masdiana Chendrakasih Padaga, conducted a study visit to Qatar between 17-20 July 2017. In the first day of the visit, project team made different meetings with the officials from Animal Resources Department of Ministry of Municipality and Environment of Qatar and got information about processes and losses in ... Read More »

A campaign was conducted in Côte d’Ivoire in order to raise awareness regarding road safety within the framework of the project titled “Improving the Capacity on Road Safety in Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Mali” (2016-CIVTRANS-201)

A campaign was conducted in Côte d’Ivoire in order to raise awareness regarding road safety within the framework of the project titled “Improving the Capacity on Road Safety in Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Mali” (2016-CIVTRANS-201)

Within the framework of the project titled “Improving the Capacity on Road Safety in Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Mali” being implemented by Ministry of Transportation of Côte d’Ivoire, a campaign was organized between 10-17 July, 2017 in various cities of Côte d’Ivoire for heavy vehicle drivers in order to raise awareness about individual risk factors in road safety. Also, some visibility materials were distributed to the drivers. Click for photos Read More »

Training program on Muslim Friendly Tourism was conducted within the framework of the “Developing a Training and Certification Program for the Muslim Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Industry” project (2016-GMBTOURI-243).

Training program on Muslim Friendly Tourism was conducted within the framework of the “Developing a Training and Certification Program for the Muslim Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Industry” project (2016-GMBTOURI-243).

Training program on Muslim Friendly Tourism was conducted within the framework of the “Developing a Training and Certification Program for the Muslim Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Industry” project (2016-GMBTOURI-243). Within the framework of the project titled “Developing a Training and Certification Program for the Muslim Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Industry” being implemented by Gambia Tourism and Hospitality Institute, training program was held on 11-13 July, 2017 in Banjul. 17 participants from Gambia, Nigeria and Senegal benefited from the training program, which was about Muslim Friendly Tourism. At the end of the training program, certificates were given to the trainees. Click ... Read More »

Training program on Muslim Friendly Tourism was conducted within the framework of the “Training Program on the Development and Promotion of Muslim Friendly Tourism in COMCEC Member Countries” project (2016-SESRIC-205).

Training program on Muslim Friendly Tourism was conducted within the framework of the “Training Program on the Development and Promotion of Muslim Friendly Tourism in COMCEC Member Countries” project (2016-SESRIC-205).

Within the framework of the project titled “Training Program on the Development and Promotion of Muslim Friendly Tourism in COMCEC Member Countries” being implemented by SESRIC, training program was held on 4-7 July, 2017 in Ankara. 39 participants from 15 OIC Member Countries benefited from the training program, which was about Muslim Friendly Tourism. During the training program, a study visit to a Muslim friendly hotel in Kizilcahamam was also performed. At the end of the training program, certificates were given to the trainees. Click for photos Read More »

A workshop program was conducted in Albania within the framework of the project titled “Creation of a Road Map for an Integrated Social Service for Housing” (2016-ALBPOVER-19).

A workshop program was conducted in Albania within the framework of the project titled “Creation of a Road Map for an Integrated Social Service for Housing” (2016-ALBPOVER-19).

Within the framework of the project titled “Creation of a Road Map for an Integrated Social Service for Housing” being implemented by Ministry of Urban Development of Albania, studies are made for creating a social housing management information system in the Ministry of Urban Development of Albania. A draft guideline was prepared for this purpose and presented in the workshop, which was held between 3-5 July 2017 in Albania, with the participation of officials from Turkey. Also, a field visit was organized to social houses in Tirana. Click for photos Read More »