The 22nd Meeting of the COMCEC Agriculture Working Group was held on April 30th, 2024, in a virtual-only format with the theme of “Developing Livestock Production and Fishery to Foster Food Security for a Sustainable Agricultural Development in OIC Countries”.

The representatives of 23 Member States, which have notified their focal points for the Agriculture Working Group, attended the Meeting. The meeting was further attended by the  COMSTECH, SESRIC, IsDB, ICD, ICCIA and COMCEC Coordination Office (CCO).

Representatives of the Member States and international institutions have shared their experiences and best practice examples about developing livestock production and fishery to foster food security. Participants have also listened to the preliminary findings of the research report which is being prepared specifically on the theme of the Meeting. The final version of the report will be submitted to the 23rd Meeting of the Working Group to be held in September, 2024.

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

The Final List of the Eleventh Call For Project Proposals Of COMCEC Project Funding

COMCEC Coordination Office will contact the project owner whose projects are successful in the coming days. The details are in the Project Management Information System. To access the system, please click https://project.comcec.org/

39th Ministerial Session Of The COMCEC

The 39th Ministerial Meeting of the COMCEC was held under the auspices of H.E. Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN, President of the Republic of Türkiye, on 4-5 December with the participation of over 500 delegates, 35 of which were Ministers and Deputy Ministers from 51 countries that are members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and 24 international organizations. Throughout the meeting, 48 bilateral talks were carried out between Member Countries, international organizations and private sector representatives.

The Ministerial Meeting commenced on 4 December 2023 with the opening speech of the H.E. Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN, President of the Republic of Türkiye. Following His Excellency President, respectively, OIC Secretary General Hissein Brahim Taha and the Heads of Delegation of Qatar, Senegal and Kazakhstan on behalf of the three geographical regions of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation delivered their speeches. In addition, the Chairman of the Islamic Development Bank, Mr. Muhammad Sulaiman Al Jasser made a speech at the opening session.

The theme of this year’s COMCEC Ministerial Exchange of Views Session was determined as “Improving E-commerce Capacities of the OIC Member Countries” in order to share experiences and discuss cooperation opportunities among Member Countries.

Before the COMCEC Ministerial Exchange of Views Session Mr. Abdelhamid MAMDOUH, former Director of the Trade in Services and Investment Division of the WTO, delivered a keynote speech on recent trends in e-commerce, the rise of digital services trade and the role of trade agreements in non-trade issues.

In the Ministerial Exchange Session, chaired by H.E. Vice President Mr. Cevdet YILMAZ, the Ministers and Heads of Delegations of the Member Countries made statements and interventions on their country experiences with respect to the theme of the Ministerial Exchange of Views Session. In this framework, they emphasized the actions taken to address the main challenges faced by the Member Countries in e-commerce and digitalization as well as their efforts to strengthen the necessary infrastructure in this domain. They also stressed that cooperation in the field of information technologies would make a great contribution to achieving considerable progress in this crucial field.

2nd Technical Meeting on the COMCEC SME Programme

The 2nd Technical Meeting of the COMCEC SME Programme was held online on 15 November 2023. At the aforementioned meeting, the efforts towards the establishment of a comprehensive SME Programme together with the relevant Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Member Countries and OIC Institutions within the scope of the decision of the COMCEC Ministerial Meeting were reviewed. The main cooperation areas of the SME Programme, the objectives and tools in these areas have also been determined at the Meeting.

The 11th Call for Proposals has been announced by the COMCEC for the projects to be supported in 2024 in the sectoral themes identified within the scope of COMCEC Project Funding.

Applications will be made between 1-31 October 2023.

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