7th Annual Focal Points Meeting of the COMCEC was held on 15-17 July 2019 in İstanbul. The meeting was attended by 140 COMCEC Working Group Focal Points and National Focal Points from 40 OIC Member Countries, registered to the COMCEC Working Groups.

During the meeting, the Focal Points discussed the substantive issues pertaining to the COMCEC activities, including the COMCEC Working Groups (WG) and COMCEC Project Funding Mechanism with a view to improve their functioning and enable them better serving for addressing the needs of the Member Countries. Focal Points were informed on the progress concerning the implementation of the COMCEC Strategy in the Meeting. The issues related to how to ensure effective coordination of the COMCEC related work at the national level were discussed in the Meeting.

Furthermore, Focal Points discussed the issues related to implementation of the COMCEC Ministerial Policy Recommendations and their effective follow-up. Within the framework of the effective follow-up of the implementation of the COMCEC Ministerial Policy recommendations at the national level, the COMCEC Coordination Office (CCO) introduced the COMCEC Policy Follow-up System (PFS) to be utilized by the Member Countries to provide their feedback on the implementation in their respective countries. Accordingly, the CCO presented the details of the new electronic system and the participants made an exercise on how to fill out the evaluation forms through the newly established COMCEC PFS.

In this context, 2020-2022 themes were defined within the scope of COMCEC WG. Moreover, a training session on the COMCEC Project Funding was held and the Focal Points found the opportunity to practice a sample project preparation study.

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