The 22nd Meeting of the COMCEC Poverty Alleviation Working Group (PAWG) was held on 2 May 2024, in Ankara, Türkiye, with the theme “Alleviating Adverse Effects of Natural Disasters on Poor Segments of Society in the OIC Member Countries”.

The representatives of 17 Member States, which have notified their focal points for the Poverty Alleviation Working Group, attended the Meeting. The meeting was further attended by the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), Islamic Chamber of Commerce & Development (ICCD) and COMCEC Coordination Office (CCO).

Representatives of Member States and international institutions shared their experiences, successful practices and challenges regarding the natural disasters in OIC member countries and discussed how preparedness for disasters can be developed that can contribute to strengthening resilience against disasters and disaster management. Participants also listened to the preliminary findings of the research being prepared specifically on the theme of the Meeting.

For further information on the Meeting, follow the links below:

  • Agenda of the Meeting
  • Program of the Meeting
  • Presentations made during the Meeting
  • List of Participants
  • Photo Gallery