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The COMCEC 36th Ministerial Session will be held virtually on 25-26 November

The COMCEC 36th Ministerial Session will be held virtually on 25-26 November

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Short-list of the Eight Call for Project Proposals of COMCEC Project Funding

Short-list of the Eight Call for Project Proposals of COMCEC Project Funding

The short-list of the Eight Call for Project Proposals of COMCEC Project Funding has been announced. COMCEC Coordination Office will contact focal points whose projects are short-listed in the coming days. Read More »

Online Training Program on COMCEC COVID Response (CCR) Program was held on October 21st, 2020

Online Training Program on COMCEC COVID Response (CCR) Program was held on October 21st, 2020

During the training, project preparation, submission, appraisal, implementation, monitoring and evaluation procedures in CCR Program was discussed. The participants were also informed regarding the details of the new project types, namely Direct Grant, Needs Assessment and Sharing Expertise. Presentations made during the Training Program: Introducing COMCEC COVID Response CCR Direct Grant CCR Needs Assessment CCR Sharing Expertise Read More »

36<sup>th</sup> Meeting of the Follow-up Committee of COMCEC

36th Meeting of the Follow-up Committee of COMCEC

The 36th Meeting of the COMCEC Follow-up Committee was held in a virtual-only format on 20-21 October 2020. The Members of the Follow-up Committee namely Turkey (as the permanent chairman), Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Qatar, Malaysia, Nigeria, Kuwait, Indonesia, Niger, and Pakistan participated in the Meeting. The representatives of the OIC General Secretariat and relevant OIC organizations also attended the meeting. Cooperation programs and projects in the fields of trade, transportation and communication, tourism, agriculture, poverty alleviation, and financial cooperation were elaborated on and the draft agenda of the 36th COMCEC Meeting was prepared during the Meeting. For more details on the meeting, ... Read More »

CCO is Calling for Project Proposals under COMCEC COVID Response

CCO is Calling for Project Proposals under COMCEC COVID Response

COMCEC Coordination Office (CCO) is calling for project proposals to be financed in 2021 under new COMCEC COVID Response (CCR) Program. Applications will be closed on November 15th, 2020. With a view to address the existing and potential ramifications of the COVID Pandemic, the CCO has decided to initiate the CCR for the benefit of member country public institutions. The CCR is mainly about alleviating the negative impacts of the pandemic on member country economies with a particular focus on agriculture, trade and tourism sectors in the pilot phase. Under the Program, the CCO will finance certain types of projects, ... Read More »

Second Project under Al-Quds Program kicks off

Second Project under Al-Quds Program kicks off

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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 »

15<sup>th</sup> Meeting of the COMCEC Poverty Alleviation Working Group

15th Meeting of the COMCEC Poverty Alleviation Working Group

The 15th Meeting of COMCEC Poverty Alleviation Working Group was held on September 29th, 2020 in a virtual-only format, with the theme of “Urban Poverty in the OIC Member Countries.” The meeting was attended by the representatives of 16 Member States. The meeting was further attended by the representatives of the World Bank Group Global Knowledge and Research Hub in Malaysia, IsDB Group, SESRIC, and COMCEC Coordination Office. The representatives of the Member States have shared their experiences, achievements and challenges concerning eradicating urban poverty in their respective countries. The meeting has mainly considered the study titled “Urban Poverty in ... Read More »

The 15<sup>th</sup> Meeting of the COMCEC Tourism Working Group

The 15th Meeting of the COMCEC Tourism Working Group

The 15th Meeting of the COMCEC Tourism Working Group was held on September 24th-25th, 2020 in a virtual-only format, with the theme of “Developing Medical Tourism in the OIC Member Countries”. The Meeting was attended by the representatives of 18 Member States. Representatives of COMCEC Coordination Office, UNWTO, WTTC, ICDT, ICCIA and SMIIC have also attended the Meeting. The Representatives of the Member States have shared their experiences, achievements and challenges regarding medical tourism in their respective countries. Furthermore, in line with the relevant resolution of the 35th Ministerial Session of the COMCEC, the 15th Meeting of the TWG has ... Read More »

15<sup>th</sup> Meeting of the COMCEC Trade Working Group

15th Meeting of the COMCEC Trade Working Group

The 15th Meeting of the COMCEC Trade Working Group was held on September 22nd, 2020 in Ankara, Turkey with the theme of “Guidelines for Establishing Effective National Trade Facilitation Bodies in the OIC Countries”. The representatives of 18 OIC Member States attended the Meeting. Representatives of WTO, SESRIC, ICDT, ITFC, ICIEC and COMCEC Coordination Office have also attended the Meeting. The Representatives of the Member States have shared their experiences, achievements and challenges on national trade facilitation bodies in their respective countries. During the Meeting, the participants mainly considered the “COMCEC Handbook for High Performing National Trade Facilitation Bodies”. For ... Read More »