The 12th Meeting of the COMCEC Poverty Alleviation Working Group was held on October 4th, 2018 in Ankara, Turkey with the theme of “Skills Development in the OIC: Vocational Education”.

The Meeting was attended by the representatives of 16 Member States, which have notified their focal points for the Poverty Alleviation Working Group namely Algeria, Benin, Egypt, Gabon, the Gambia, Iran, Jordan, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey. Representatives of COMCEC Coordination Office, Asian Development Bank (ADB), SESRIC and Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality have also attended the Meeting.

The Representatives of the Member States have shared their experiences, achievements and challenges in vocational education in their respective countries. The Meeting has considered the Studies “Skills Development: Vocational Education in the Islamic Countries” commissioned by the COMCEC Coordination Office and the “COMCEC Poverty Outlook 2017” prepared by the COMCEC Coordination Office.

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