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MoU signed with the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock of Turkey
Date : 17 March 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on 17 March with the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock (MFAL) to enhance cooperation among OIC Member Countries (OIC MCs) in the field of food, agriculture and livestock by means of establishing joint programmes and initiatives.

Training Course on ‘Environmental Sensitivity Mapping in Suriname’
Date : 15-17 March 2017 Venue : Paramaribo Suriname

SESRIC organised a Training Course on “Environmental Sensitivity Mapping in Suriname” within the framework of the Environment Capacity Building Programme (Environment-CaB) on 15-17 March 2017 in Paramaribo, Suriname. The training course mainly focused on the following topics:

Training Course on ‘Community Outreach through Social Media for National Statistics Offices’ in Gabon
Date : 13-14 March 2017 Venue : Libreville Gabon

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Training Course on ‘Community Outreach through Social Media for National Statistics Offices’ at General Directorate of Statistics and Economic Studies (DGSEE) of Gabonese Republic on 13–14 March 2017.

Meeting with the Delegates of National Statistical Offices of OIC Member Countries
Date : 08 March 2017 Venue : New York – USA

SESRIC, in its capacity as the Secretariat of the OIC Statistical Commission (OIC-StatCom), organised the annual Meeting with the Delegates of National Statistical Offices of OIC Member Countries on 8 March 2017 in Conference Room A of the UN Conference Building as a side event meeting of the 48th Session of the United Nations Statistical Commission in New York, USA. H.E. Amb. Musa KULAKLIKAYA, Director General, and Dr. Atilla KARAMAN, Researcher at the Statistics and Information Department, represented the Centre at the side event. The meeting was attended by a total of 34 participants (26 representatives from 17 OIC Member Countries including Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cameroon, Egypt, Guyana, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Senegal, and Tunisia together with 6 international and regional agencies including AITRS, GCCStat, IDB, SESRIC, UNESCWA, and UNSD).

Mauritanian delegation visited SESRIC
Date : 06-10 March 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

Within the capacity building project on “Improving Occupational Health and Safety in Mauritania-Support for Legislation Development” SESRIC received a delegation from the National Occupational Health Office (ONMT) in Mauritania, as part of a study visit to the General Directorate of Occupational Health and Safety (DGOHS) of the Republic of Turkey during the period 06-10 March 2017.

Training Course on ‘Labour Cost Statistics’ in Indonesia
Date : 06-07 March 2017 Venue : Jakarta Indonesia

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Training Course on ‘Labour Cost Statistics’ at BPS-Statistics Indonesia on 6 – 7 March 2017.

SESRIC signed MoU with Anadolu Agency (AA)
Date : 03 March 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Anadolu Agency (AA) to initiate and facilitate cooperation and collaboration between both institutions in matters of common interests.

SESRIC Participated in the Conference on Soundness Indicators for Conventional and Islamic Finance
Date : 01-02 March 2017 Venue : Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

The Statistical, Economic, Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Cooperation (SESRIC) participated in the Conference on Soundness Indicators for Conventional and Islamic Finance jointly organised by the Arab Monetray Fund (AMF), the International Fund (IMF), and the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) on 1-2 March 2017 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Training Course on ‘Agriculture Statistics’ in Chad
Date : 27 February - 01 March 2017 Venue : N’Djamena Chad

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Training Course on ‘Agriculture Statistics’ at National Institute of Statistics, Economic, and Demographic Studies (INSEED) of Republic of Chad on 27 February – 1 March 2017.

Workshop on Monitoring Food Security in the Context of 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda
Date : 22-23 February 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) organised the Workshop on Monitoring Food Security in the Context of 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda on 22-23 February 2017 in Ankara, Republic of Turkey. 40 participants from National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 19 OIC member countries including Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Gambia, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mozambique, Pakistan, Palestine, Somalia, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Uganda and 7 international organisations Economic Cooperation Organization Regional Coordination Centre for Food Security (ECO-RCC-FS), FAO Statistics Division, FAO Sub-regional Office for Central Asia (FAO-SEC), Islamic Organisation for Food Security (IOFS), UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Turkey, World Food Programme (WFP) and SESRIC attended the Workshop.

Knowledge and Experience Sharing Workshop on “Media Literacy” in Indonesia
Date : 20-23 February 2017 Venue : Bandung Indonesia

Knowledge and Experience Sharing Workshop on “Media Literacy " was jointly organised by SESRIC and IBRAF with the attendance of participants from national broadcasting regulatory authorities and governmental bodies on the side-line of the 5 th Annual Meeting of OIC Broadcasting Regulatory Forum which was held during 20-23 February 2017.

Training Course on ‘Tourism Satellite Account’ in Suriname
Date : 14-16 February 2017 Venue : Paramaribo Suriname

In accordance with its 2016 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC has organised the Training Course on ‘Tourism Satellite Account’ at Suriname Tourism Foundation of Republic of Suriname on 14-16 February 2017.

Joint Planning Meeting for the Second Regional Networking Forum and Capacity Development Training for Technical Cooperation Agencies
Date : 13-14 February 2017 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

The Joint Planning Meeting for the Regional Networking Forum and Capacity Development Training for Technical Cooperation Agencies was hosted by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) Istanbul Office on 13-14 February 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey. Together with SESRIC, the meeting was participated by the Astana Regional Hub of Civil Service in Astana (RHCS), Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan (MNE), and the Islamic Development Bank Group (IDB).

Training Course on ‘Company Awareness’ in Mozambique
Date : 13-14 February 2017 Venue : Maputo Mozambique

SESRIC has organised the training course on “Company Awareness" at Mozambique Stock Exchange (BVM) on 13-14 February 2017. The training course was conducted by Mr. Mian Ayyaz Afzal, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ISE Towers REIT Management Company Limited formerly Islamabad Stock Exchange Limited of Pakistan with the participation of relevant officials of the BVM.

OIC Ministerial Conference on the Marriage and Family Institution and the Preservation of its Values in Member Countries
Date : 08-09 February 2017 Venue : Jeddah Saudi Arabia

The First Session of the Ministerial Conference on Strengthening Marriage and Family Institution and Preserving its Values in OIC Member States was held in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on 8-9 February 2017 under the theme “Towards an OIC Approach to Empower the Marriage and Family Institution and the Preservation of its Values”.

Kick-Off Meeting for the SME Development and Empowerment Project
Date : 06-07 February 2017 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

SESRIC hosted the Kick-off Meeting for the SME Development and Empowerment Project under the “BINA INITIATIVE" in collaboration with the Libyan Programme for Reintegration and Development (LPRD) and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) in Istanbul, Turkey on 6-7 February 2017.

SESRIC and Department of Statistics and Demographic Studies of the Republic of Djibouti signed MoA
Date : 31 January 2017 Venue : Djibouti Djibouti

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) and Department of Statistics and Demographic Studies (DISED) of the Republic of Djibouti signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to facilitate collaboration and cooperation between both institutions within the framework of the project titled “Integration of the ‘Tobacco Questions for Surveys (TQS)’ into the National Surveys in Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Member States”.

Training Course on ‘Agriculture Statistics’ in Benin
Date : 31 January - 03 February 2017 Venue : Cotonou Benin

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Training Course on ‘Agriculture Statistics’ at National Institute of Statistics and Economic Analysis (INSAE) of Republic of Benin on 31 January – 3 February 2017.

Study Visit and Training Course on ‘Occupational Safety: Risk Assessment’ in Uganda
Date : 30 January - 02 February 2017 Venue : Kampala Uganda

SESRIC has organised a training course on “Occupational Safety” in Kampala, Uganda on 09-12 January 2017. The training course was provided by the OSH experts at the General Directorate of Occupational Health and Safety (DGOHS) under the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of the Republic of Turkey with the attendance of participants from the Occupational Safety Department of the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Republic of Uganda.

Training Course on ‘Gender Statistics’ in Bangladesh
Date : 29-31 January 2017 Venue : Dhaka Bangladesh

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC has organised the Training Course on ‘Gender Statistics’ at the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) on 29-31 January 2017.

Capacity Development Training for Syrian NGOs in Istanbul
Date : 27-29 January 2017 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

SESRIC, Ilke NGO Academy, Ensar Vaqf, OIC Humanitarian Affairs Department (OIC ICHAD) and Syrian Associations Platform organised a training course on “NGO Management” within the framework of the OIC NGO Capacity Building Programme (OIC NGO-CaB) in Istanbul, Turkey on 27-29 January 2017.

 

SESRIC launched a short film on Syria
Date : 27 January 2017 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

The short film called “Matrix and Milieu” was launched by SESRIC on the sideline of the training course on “NGO Management”, which was organised within the framework of the OIC NGO Capacity Building Programme (OIC NGO-CaB) in Istanbul, Turkey on 27 January 2017. As a product of three months of rigorous work, the film, which was directed by Mr. Enes Ateş, aimed to increase the awareness towards the Syrian refugees who put their lives in danger for crossing the Mediterranean Sea in hope of reaching Europe.

Training Programme on ‘Reforming International Investment Agreements: An Action Plan’
Date : 23-26 January 2017 Venue : Casablanca Morocco

SESRIC organised a training programme on “Reforming International Investment Agreements: An Action Plan” which took place in Casablanca, Morocco on 23-26 January 2017, in collaboration with Islamic Development Bank Group Investment Promotion Technical Assistance Program (ITAP) of the Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC) of Islamic Development Bank Group, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and Moroccan Investment Development Agency.

Training on Emergency Obstetrics and C-Section in War
Date : 17-31 January 2017 Venue : Istanbul-Turkey

Under Thematic Area 3 on Maternal, New-born and Child Health and Nutrition and Thematic Area 5 on Emergency Health Response and Interventions of the Strategic Health Programme of Action (SHPA), SESRIC organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Turkey (MoH) and the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organisations (UOSSM) an on-site training on Emergency Obstetrics and C-Section in War for a period of two weeks on 17-31 January 2017 for the benefit of 2 Syrian doctors and 4 midwives in Istanbul Zeynep Kamil Obstetrics and Genecology Hospital.

Training Course on 'Gender Statistics' in Djibouti
Date : 17-18 January 2017 Venue : Djibouti Djibouti

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC has organised the Training Course on 'Gender Statistics' at Department of Statistics and Demographic Studies (DISED) of Republic of Djibouti on 17-18 of January 2017.

Training Course on ‘Project Cycle Management (PCM)’
Date : 10-11 January 2017 Venue : Ankara-Turkey Turkey

SESRIC organised the training course on “Project Cycle Management (PCM)”, in collaboration with the Ministry for EU Affairs of the Republic of Turkey at SESRIC Headquarters in Ankara, Turkey on 3 January 2017 and 10-11 January 2017 respectively.

Training Course on ‘Health and Safety Management System and Risk Assessment Methodologies’ in Palestine
Date : 09-13 January 2017 Venue : Ramallah Palestine

SESRIC organised a training course on ‘Health and Safety Management System and Risk Assessment Methodologies’ in collaboration with the Tunisian Occupational Safety and Health Institute (TOSHI), at the Ministry of Labour, State of Palestine in Ramallah, Palestine on 9-13 January 2017. The training course was provided by Mr. Abdelmajid Hidri, Director of Safety Department and Mr. Sassi Mohsen, Safety Expert of TOSHI with the attendance of relevant safety experts from the Ministry of Labour, State of Palestine.

Training Course on 'Banking, Insurance, and Financial Statistics' in Bangladesh
Date : 08-11 January 2017 Venue : Dhaka Bangladesh

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC has organised the Training Course on ‘Banking, Insurance, and Financial Statistics' at Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) of People's Republic of Bangladesh on 8-11 January 2017.

Training Course on 'International Trade Statistics' in Afghanistan
Date : 08-10 January 2017 Venue : Kabul Afghanistan

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC has organised the Training Course on 'International Trade Statistics' at Central Statistics Organization (CSO) of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on 8-10 January 2017.