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Training Course on ‘Agriculture Statistics’ in Algeria
Date : 18-20 April 2017 Venue : Algiers Algeria

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 Statistics Office (ONS) of People's Democratic Republic of Algeria on 18-20 April 2017.

A delegation of representatives from 25 OIC countries visited SESRIC
Date : 07 April 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

A delegation of representatives from 25 OIC countries visited SESRIC on 7 April 2017. The visit was part of the Training Programme on International Trade Unionism and Social Policy organized by the Center in collaboration with MEMUR-SEN and TODAİE.

Workshop on the Implementation of the SDG Indicator Framework in the ESCWA Region
Date : 05-06 April 2017 Venue : Beirut Lebanon

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) in collaboration with the United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD) organised the Workshop on the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Indicator Framework on 5-6 April 2017 in Beirut, Republic of Lebanon with the participation of 13 ESCWA member countries including Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen and regional and international agencies including GCCStat, ILO, SESRIC, UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UN HABITAT, UNICEF, UN Resident Coordinator’s Office, UN Women, and WHO. Dr. Atilla Karaman, Researcher at Statistics and Information Department of SESRIC, represented the Centre thereat.

12th Session of ESCWA Statistical Committee
Date : 04-05 April 2017 Venue : Beirut Lebanon

Organised by the ESCWA Statistics Division, the 12th Session of ESCWA Statistical Committee was held on 4-5 April 2017 in Beirut, Lebanon with the participation of 13 ESCWA member countries including Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen and regional and international agencies including GCCStat, ILO, SESRIC, UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UN HABITAT, UNICEF, UN Resident Coordinator’s Office, UNSD, UN Women, and WHO. Dr. Atilla Karaman, Researcher at Statistics and Information Department, represented the Centre thereat.

Trade Unionism and Social Policy Certificate Programme opens
Date : 03 April 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC in collaboration with MEMURSEN and TODAİE have on Monday, 3rd of April, kick-stated an “International Trade Unionism and Social Policy Certificate Programme” for twenty-five foreign relations officers from 25 different confederations in different countries in the area of trade unionism and social policy. The opening ceremony took place at the TODAİE office in Ankara.

The Vocational Qualifications Authority of Turkey shares his experience about occupational standards
Date : 31 March 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The Vocational Qualifications Authority of Turkey shares its 116 national occupational standards, out of 416, with OIC member countries.

SESRIC signed MoU with TODAIE
Date : 30 March 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC and Public Administration Institute for Turkey and Middle East (TODAIE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding, signaling a commitment by both institutions to enhanced co-operation. The MoU which tied together the two institutions in formal collaboration is aimed at mutual cooperation in the field of research, statistics, capacity building, publications and other relevant areas.

Experience Sharing with the OIC Labour Centre
Date : 29-30 March 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC hosted a delegation from the OIC Labour Centre in Azerbaijan at its headquarters in Ankara. The delegation consisted of Vugar Hasanov, President of Scientific Research and Training Centre, Durdana Mirzayeva, Head of Department of Law, Mr. Farid Garayev, International Relations Specialist and Aynur Qadimaliyeva, State Employment Service Expert.

Regional Seminar on Financial Inclusion Strategies in South Asia: Methodology and Perspectives
Date : 28-29 March 2017 Venue : Islamabad Pakistan

SESRIC will participate in a regional seminar on “Financial Inclusion Strategies in South East Asia: Methodology and Perspectives” to be jointly organized by Association of National Development Finance Institutions in Member Countries of the Islamic Development Bank (ADFIMI) and Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited on 28 – 29 March 2017 in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Project Consultation Meeting on Global Muslims Diaspora
Date : 28 March 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC hosted a consultation meeting on “The Global Muslim Diaspora Project” (GMD) at its headquarters on 28 March 2017. The meeting was attended by ambassadors of OIC member countries as well as representatives from host countries.

Training Course on ‘Population and Migration Statistics’ in Benin
Date : 28-30 March 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 ‘Population and Migration Statistics’ at National Institute of Statistics and Economic Analysis (INSAE) of Republic of Benin on 28 March – 30 March 2017.

SESRIC awarded grant by COMCEC
Date : 27 March 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC is among a handful of institutions and government ministries that have been awarded grant by The Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC) Coordination Office to implement a training project on the “Development and Promotion of Muslim Friendly Tourism (MFT)”. The project is targeting countries that have little or no development in the area of Islamic tourism.

Training Course on ‘Environment Statistics’ in Qatar
Date : 20-22 March 2017 Venue : Doha Qatar

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Training Course on ‘Environment Statistics’ at Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) of State of Qatar on 20-22 March 2017.

First GCC Statistical Forum
Date : 20-22 March 2017 Venue : Riyadh Saudi Arabia

The First GCC Statistical Forum was held on 20-22 March 2017 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Government General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) and the Statistical Centre of the GCC Countries (GCC-Stat) co-organized the Forum under the theme of “Enhancing Statistical Partnerships to Support Economic Policies and Sustainable Development in the GCC Region”. The Session was attended by representatives of national and international agencies. H.E. Amb. Musa KULAKLIKAYA, Director General of SESRIC, was chairman of the session titled "Strategic Drivers in National Statistical Systems" at the Forum.

5th Congress on the Mother and Child Nutrition in the First 1000 Days
Date : 19-22 March 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

Within the framework of the thematic area 3 on Maternal, New-born and Child Health and Nutrition of the OIC Strategic Health Programme of Action 2014-2023 (OIC-SHPA); SESRIC collaborated with the Yükseliş Economic and Strategic Research Foundation (YİSAV) and the Ministry of Health of Turkey (MoH) for the organisation of the “5th Congress on the Mother and Child Nutrition in the First 1000 Days” on 19-22 March 2017 in Ankara, Turkey.

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.

Strengthening Coordination and Capacity Building on Preparedness and Response for Health Emergencies in OIC Member States: Sudan Study visit
Date : 06-08 March 2017 Venue : Ankara-Izmir Turkey

Under 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 a study visit of 5 delegates from the Ministry of Health of Sudan on 6-8 March 2017 in the cities of Ankara and Izmir, Turkey.

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).

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.