19th Meeting of the COMCEC Tourism Working Group

The 19th meeting of the COMCEC Tourism Working Group with the theme of “Sustainable Human Resources Management in the Tourism Industry” was held on October 5, 2022 in virtual meeting format.

Representatives of 19 member countries attended the meeting. Representatives of the COMCEC Coordination Office, OIC, WTTC, SESRIC, SMIIC, ICCIA, ITC, and TURSAB also attended the meeting.

Member country representatives shared their experiences, achievements and difficulties in the management of human resources in their countries. Participants conveyed their thoughts on the aforementioned theme and exchanged ideas on the “Sustainable Human Resources Management in the Tourism Industry” study determined by the COMCEC Coordination Office. At the meeting, besides the research report prepared on the aforementioned theme, the countries where the case studies were conducted were discussed in detail, and the opinions and suggestions of the participants were made together with the findings revealed within the scope of the relevant study, and policy recommendations on the subject were formed.

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19th Meeting of the COMCEC Trade Working Group

The 19th Meeting of the COMCEC Trade Working Group was held as an online meeting on October 4, 2022 with the theme of “Increasing the Internationalization of SMEs in OIC Member Countries”.

26 member states reporting focal points for the Trade Working Group and Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA), Islamic Development Bank (IsDB-ITFC), Center for Statistics, Economic and Social Research and Training for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), Volta Motor Company and the COMCEC Coordination Office (CCO) representatives attended the Meeting.

Representatives of Member States and international institutions shared their experiences, successful practices and challenges in increasing the internationalization of SMEs with the participants. Participants also listened to the findings of the research report prepared specifically for the theme of the meeting.

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18th Meeting of the COMCEC Financial Cooperation Working Group

The 18th Meeting of the COMCEC Financial Cooperation Working Group was held on October 3th,2021, in a virtual-only format with the theme of “Standardization Efforts in Islamic Finance”.

The representatives of 16 Member States, which have notified their focal points for the Financial Cooperation Working Group, attended the Meeting. The meeting was further attended by the representatives of the SESRIC, SMIIC, IsDB, CIBAFI, AAOIFI, OIC Exchanges Forum, COMCEC Capital Markets Regulators Forum, OIC-COMCEC Central Banks Forum, Participation Banks Association of Türkiye (TKBB), Public Oversight, Accounting, and Auditing Standards Authority of Türkiye (KGK), and COMCEC Coordination Office.

The Representatives of the Member States have shared their experiences, achievements, and challenges in improving the Standardization Efforts in Islamic Finance. The Meeting has also considered all case-country studies along with the final draft of the research report prepared on the said theme and participants formulated policy recommendations that will be submitted to the 38th COMCEC Ministerial Session.

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10th Call For Project Proposals

The CCO is calling for project proposals to be financed in 2023 in selected sectoral themes. Applications will be opened on October 1st and closed on October 31st, 2022.

Please kindly note that the Project Preparation and Submission Guidelines are revised and new features, including new activity types, have been added. Therefore, Project owners are kindly requested to review the Guidelines in detail.

Click here to proceed to online application system. Please contact CCO (cpf@comcec.org) for further inquiries.

38 th Ministerial Session

The 38th Ministerial Session of the COMCEC will be held on 26-29 November 2022 in Istanbul.

Click for draft agenda and draft program.

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