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COMCEC COVID-19 Trade Consultative Meeting

COMCEC COVID-19 Trade Consultative Meeting

The COMCEC COVID-19 Trade Consultative Meeting was held on June 13th, 2020, in a virtual-only format, with the theme of “The Impacts of COVID-19 on Trade in the OIC Member Countries and The Way Forward”. The meeting was attended by 34 representatives from 21 Member States. The meeting was also attended by the representatives of the UNCTAD, SESRIC, ICDT, SMIIC, ITFC and COMCEC Coordination Office. The COMCEC Trade Working Group, in its ad-hoc consultative meeting on the COVID-19 pandemic, discussed the current and potential future impacts of the pandemic on trade policies, exchanged expertise and good practices among the member ... Read More »

COMCEC COVID-19 Tourism Consultative Meeting

COMCEC COVID-19 Tourism Consultative Meeting

The COMCEC COVID-19 Tourism Consultative Meeting was held on July 9th, 2020, in a virtual-only 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 31 representatives from 21 Member States. The meeting was also attended by the representatives of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), SESRIC and COMCEC Coordination Office. The COMCEC Tourism Working Group, in its ad-hoc consultative meeting on the COVID-19 pandemic, discussed the current and potential future impacts of the pandemic on tourism policies, exchanged expertise and good practices among the member ... Read More »

15<sup>th</sup> Meeting of Transport and Communication Working Group

15th Meeting of Transport and Communication Working Group

The 15th Meeting of COMCEC Transport and Communications Working Group was held on July 7th, 2020, in virtual-only format, with the theme of “Pricing of Transport Infrastructure in the OIC Member Countries”. 36 representatives from 22 Member States attended the meeting. Furthermore, the representatives of the OECD-ITF, IDB Group, SESRIC and COMCEC Coordination Office attended the meeting. The representatives of the Member States have shared their experiences, achievements and challenges regarding pricing of transport infrastructure in their respective countries. Furthermore, they have deliberated the policy issues that might be implemented to enhance the capacity of member countries to effectively manage ... Read More »

COMCEC COVID-19 Agriculture Consultative Meeting

COMCEC COVID-19 Agriculture Consultative Meeting

The COMCEC COVID-19 Agriculture Consultative Meeting was held on June 30th, 2020, in a virtual-only 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 26 representatives from18 Member States. The meeting was also attended by the representatives of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), SESRIC, Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS), IDB Group, SMIIC and COMCEC Coordination Office. The COMCEC Agriculture Working Group, in its ad-hoc consultative meeting on the COVID-19 pandemic, discussed the current and potential future impacts of the pandemic on food security ... Read More »

New Capacity Development Program from COMCEC for Al-Quds Al-Sharif

New Capacity Development Program from COMCEC for Al-Quds Al-Sharif

Based on the resolutions adopted by the Sixth and Seventh Islamic Summits as well as the resolutions adopted by 34th COMCEC Ministerial Meeting, the COMCEC Coordination Office (CCO) initiated a new capacity development program for Al-Quds Al-Sharif. Specifically designed to improve socio-economic circumstances of people living in Al-Quds, the Program is a product of one and a half years long endeavor of CCO, the Ministry of National Economy of Palestine and Development and Investment Bank of Turkey. First phase of the program, which composes of several interrelated projects, will focus on the needs of tourism sector and destination management in ... Read More »

A series of online training programs on COMCEC Project Funding will be conducted on a weekly basis between June 10<sup>th</sup> and July 8<sup>th</sup>

A series of online training programs on COMCEC Project Funding will be conducted on a weekly basis between June 10th and July 8th

Several online training sessions regarding COMCEC Project Funding will be held on a weekly basis between June 10th and July 8th. Sessions will inform project staff on responsible actors, implementation, monitoring, visibility rules as well as project management information system. – Click for the presentation of session one. – Click for the presentation of second session. – Click for the presentation of third session. – Click for the presentation of fourth session. – Click for the presentation of fourth session Read More »

Eid Al-Fitr Mubarak!

Eid Al-Fitr Mubarak!

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New: The COMCEC Working Groups will conduct Virtual Consultation Meetings on the impacts of the Covid-19 on agriculture, tourism, and trade

New: The COMCEC Working Groups will conduct Virtual Consultation Meetings on the impacts of the Covid-19 on agriculture, tourism, and trade

New: The COMCEC Working Groups will elaborate on the impacts of Covid-19 on the three important sectors namely agriculture, tourism, and trade through the virtual consultations meetings to be held in June-July 2020 period. The meetings will provide important opportunities to: discuss the current and potential future impacts of the pandemic on these critical sectors, exchange expertise and good practices among the member countries, deliberate cooperation opportunities based on the needs and experiences of the member countries. Read More »

COMCEC Meetings have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic

COMCEC Meetings have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Taking into consideration the worsening situation regarding the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and WHO’s decision on March 11, 2020 to declare this outbreak as a pandemic, it has been decided to postpone COMCEC Meetings in this period (36th Follow-up Committee Meeting,  15th Round of Working Group Meetings and 7th Project Call Training Meeting)  to later convenient dates. The new dates of the postponed meetings will be announced in due course. As the  COMCEC family, we wish for all the World a safe and healthy future. We sincerely believe that the international community through timely precautions, concerted efforts, intense cooperation and ... Read More »

The Final-List for the 7th Call for Project Proposals of the COMCEC Project Funding has been announced

The Final-List for the 7th Call for Project Proposals of the COMCEC Project Funding has been announced

The COMCEC Coordination Office has completed the evaluations of projects submitted under the 7th Call for Project Proposals and announced the final-list of the successful projects of the 2020 implementation period. Click here to access the final list. To commence the project implementation period, the next phase is the signature of the contract with the Development and Investment Bank of Turkey. The details regarding the procedures are already sent to each project owner through e-mail. On the other hand, during the evaluation process, the CCO identified a number of project proposals which it would have admitted if there had been additional financial ... Read More »