SESRIC Activities - Highlights

Orientation Workshop on ‘Tobacco Questions for Surveys’
Date : 03-04 May 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The Orientation Workshop on ‘Tobacco Questions for Surveys (TQS)’ was organised and hosted by SESRIC in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and CDC Foundation on 3-4 May 2016 at SESRIC Headquarters, Ankara, Republic of Turkey. The said Workshop had the objective to provide additional information and technical support to the OIC Member Countries in integrating TQS into their on-going surveys.

7th Session of the OIC Ministerial Conference on Food Security and Agricultural Development in Kazakhstan
Date : 26-28 April 2016 Venue : Astana Kazakhstan

The 7th Session of the OIC Ministerial Conference on Food Security and Agricultural Development and the Inaugural General Assembly of the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS) was held on 26–28 April 2016 in Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan. The Conference was hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan in coordination with the General Secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

SESRIC launched the 2016 edition of its report titled ‘Agriculture and Food Security in OIC Member Countries: Opportunities for Cooperation’
Date : 26-28 April 2016 Venue : Astana Kazakhstan

SESRIC has launched the 2016 edition of its report titled “Agriculture and Food Security in OIC Member Countries: Opportunities for Cooperation” during the 7th OIC Ministerial Conference on Food Security and Agricultural Development, which was held in Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan, from 26-28 April 2016. The report highlights the recent state as well as the constraints and challenges of agricultural development and food security in OIC countries. It examines major agricultural development issues in OIC countries such as agricultural production and productivity, trade in agriculture commodities, agricultural population and land use in agriculture, water resources and their use in agriculture, production and trade of food, food aid, prevalence of undernourishment, and impacts of food price volatility. The report also sheds light on the importance of promoting intra-OIC investment in the agriculture sector and concludes with a set of broad policy recommendations and some project proposals for enhancing OIC cooperation in this important area.

SESRIC signed MoU with the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)
Date : 20 April 2016 Venue : Ramallah Palestine

H.E. Ambassador Musa Kulaklıkaya, Director General of the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) and Mrs. Ola Awad-Shakhshir, President of Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 20 April 2016 in Ramallah, State of Palestine.

SESRIC signed MoU with Turkic Council in Istanbul
Date : 18 April 2016 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (Turkic Council) on 18 April 2016 in Istanbul. H.E. Ambassador Musa Kulaklıkaya, Director General of SESRIC and H.E. Ambassador Ramil Hasanov, Secretary General of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States signed the MoU.

SESRIC attended the ‘Enhancing Economic and Cultural Relations among OIC Member Countries: Opportunities and Challenges’ side-line event during 13th Islamic Summit
Date : 13 April 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

H.E. Ambassador Musa Kulaklıkaya, Director General of the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) moderated the session on “Economic and Commercial Cooperation among OIC Member Countries: Problems and Solutions” a side-line event of the 13th OIC Islamic Summit Conference on 13 April 2016, organised by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey and the Centre for Strategic Research (SAM).

The 13th Session of the Islamic Summit Conference was held in Istanbul
Date : 10-15 April 2016 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

The 13th Session of the Islamic Summit Conference was held on 10-15 April 2016 in Istanbul. With the theme "Unity and Solidarity for Justice and Peace", the Summit stressed out the importance of unity and solidarity of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member countries in solving the challenges faced by the Islamic world.

SESRIC signed MoU with ICDT, ISESCO, LPRD and IDB during the 13th OIC Islamic Summit in Istanbul
Date : 10-15 April 2016 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) signed several Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with different partners during the 13th OIC Islamic Summit, which was held between 10-15 April in Istanbul.

Arab Conference on a Transformative Agenda for Official Statistics
Date : 05-07 April 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The Arab Conference on a Transformative Agenda for Official Statistics was organized and hosted by SESRIC in collaboration and partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Statistical Centre for the Cooperation Council for the Arab Countries of the Gulf (GCC-STAT), and Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics (AITRS) on 5-7 April 2016 at SESRIC Headquarters in Ankara, Turkey.

SESRIC organised Knowledge Sharing Workshop on OIC Social Security Systems
Date : 04-06 April 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) organised a workshop on “Knowledge Sharing Workshop on Social Security Systems” in Ankara on 4-6 April 2016, in collaboration with the Social Security Institution of the Republic of Turkey.

Training Course on “Mitigating the Devastating Effect of Lepidopteran Insect through Molecular and Conventional Breeding Approaches”
Date : 29-31 March 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC organised a training course on “Mitigating the Devastating Effect of Lepidopteran through Molecular and Conventional Breeding Approaches” within the framework of the OIC Cotton Training Programme (OIC-CTP), for Cotton experts from OIC Cotton Producing Countries in Ankara on 29-31 March 2016. The course was conducted by experts from the University of the Punjab, Pakistan.

Meeting with the Delegates of National Statistical Offices of OIC Member Countries
Date : 10 March 2016 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 10 March 2016 between 08:15 and 09:30 in Conference Room B of the UN Conference Building as a side event meeting of the 47th Session of the United Nations Statistical Commission in New York, USA.

The 5th Extraordinary Summit of the OIC on Palestine and Al-Quds Al-Sharif
Date : 06-07 March 2016 Venue : Jakarta Indonesia

The 5th Extraordinary Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Palestine and Al-Quds Al-Sharif under the theme of “United for Just Solution” was held in Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia on 6-7 March 2016. The two-day summit with lead with preparatory convention of senior officials on 6 March and followed by a meeting of foreign ministers, with the outcomes of the first day of debates forwarded to the leaders of the OIC Member States on 7 March 2016. The issue of Palestine was discussed among the 605 delegates from 57 countries:

'Islamic Tourism Capital for 2016 Konya' conference was held in Konya
Date : 04 March 2016 Venue : Konya Turkey

Ambassador Musa Kulaklıkaya, Director General of SESRIC attended the press conference on „OIC Tourism Capital for 2016“ which was held on 4 March 2016 in the Turkish city of Konya. The press conference aimed to introduce the action plan for the new OIC Tourism Capital of 2016.

Expert Group Meeting on ‘Radicalism and Violent Extremism’
Date : 02 March 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) organised an Expert Group Meeting on "Radicalism and Violent Extremism" at SESRIC Headquarter in Ankara on 02 March 2016, in collaboration with Centre for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM) and Foundation for Political and Social Research (SETA).

SESRIC and Libyan Authority for Research, Science and Technology (LARST) signed MoU
Date : 26 February 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) and the Libyan Authority for Research, Science and Technology (LARST) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide a general framework to develop partnership between SESRIC and LARST so as to conduct analytical studies and researches in the areas of common interest. The MoU was signed on 26 February 2016 by H.E. Amb. Musa Kulaklıkaya, Director General of SESRIC, and Assoc. Prof. Faisal A. Mohamed General Manager of LARST in Ankara.

SESRIC organized a Workshop on ‘Syrian Refugees: Prospects and Challenges’
Date : 25-26 February 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) organised a two-day workshop on “Syrian Refugees: Prospects and Challenges” in Ankara on 25-26 February 2016.

Workshop on ‘Reintegration and Development in Libya: The Role of Think-Tanks’
Date : 22-23 February 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), a subsidiary organ of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA), the Libyan Programme for Reintegration and Development and the Libyan Organization of Policies and Strategies have organized a workshop on “Reintegration and Development in Libya: The Role of Think Tanks” on 22-23 February 2016 at SESRIC Headquarters in Ankara, Turkey.

SESRIC Director General visited ISESCO
Date : 16 February 2016 Venue : Rabat Morocco

Ambassador Musa Kulaklıkaya, Director General of the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC),  visited Dr Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) in their headquarters in Rabat, Morocco. 

SESRIC-IDB Seminar Series- Islamic Trade Finance
Date : 12 February 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) and Turkey Office of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group jointly organized another Seminar as part of the SESRIC-IDB Seminar Series. Dr. Ahmet Şuayb Gündoğdu, International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) Representative in the IDB Group Turkey Office, delivered a seminar under the title of: "Direction of Islamic Trade Finance; from Greenfield to Capital Markets" on 12 February 2016 at SESRIC Headquarters in Ankara. Numerous academics and banking experts have participated in the event. 

During his One-day Official Visit to Ankara, H.E. Iyad Ameen Madani, Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), paid a courtesy visit to SESRIC
Date : 10 February 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

During his official visit to Ankara on 10th February 2016, the Secretary General of the OIC, H.E. Iyad Ameen Madani, had paid a courtesy visit to SESRIC. 

Vice Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan, Yermek Kosherbayev visited Director General of SESRIC
Date : 09 February 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The Director General of SESRIC, Amb. Musa Kulaklikaya, welcomed Vice Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan, Yermek Kosherbayev on 9th February 2016 at SESRIC headquaters in Ankara.

Training Course on ‘Competition Law Enforcement in Regulated Markets and Bid-Rigging’ in Pakistan
Date : 25-27 January 2016 Venue : Islamabad Pakistan

The Centre organised, in collaboration with the Turkish Competition Authority, a training course on "Competition Law Enforcement in Regulated Markets and Bid-Rigging" within the framework of the OIC Capacity Building Programme for Competition Authorities (OIC-CA-CaB) on 25-27 January 2016 in Islamabad, Pakistan. The course was provided by Mr. Remzi Özge Arıtürk and Metin Pektaş, competition experts of the Turkish Competition Authority with the participation of relevant members of the Competition Commission of Pakistan.

SESRIC and the International Turkic Academy signed MoU
Date : 13 January 2016 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC and the International Turkic Academy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide a general framework to develop cooperation and partnership in the areas of common interests. The MoU was signed on 13 January 2016 by H.E. Amb. Musa Kulaklıkaya, Director General of SESRIC, and Prof. Darkhan Kydyrali, President of the International Turkic Academy at SESRIC Headquarters in Ankara.

Workshop on 'Public Media Services and Broadcasting Principles' in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Date : 12-13 January 2016 Venue : Jeddah Saudi Arabia

On the sideline of the 4th Annual Meeting of OIC Broadcasting Regulatory Authorities Forum, which took place on January 12-13, 2016 in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, SESRIC and OIC Broadcasting Regulatory Authorities Forum (IBRAF) jointly organized a workshop on “Public Media Services and Broadcasting Principles”, in order to explore the media landscape in OIC Member States, and to seek further opportunities for cooperation in the areas of audiovisual media.