A group of eight master trainers from different vocational schools of the Republic of Senegal received training at the Centre for Art and Vocational Training Courses of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İSMEK) under SESRIC’s İSMEK Master Trainer Programme (İMTP) with the support of Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TİKA) on 26 November-4 December 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.The Fourth Meeting of the Monitoring and Advisory Committee (MAC) of the Vocational Education and Training Programme for OIC Member Countries (OIC-VET) was held on 26-28 November in Yaoundé, Republic of Cameroon.
The Centre organised training course on “Business Registers” at the Central Bureau of Statistics, (CBS) Sudan, on 12-14 November 2012. Hassen Aurouri, an expert from the Institut National de la Statistique, Tunisie, and was attended by 35 staff members of CBS, Sudan.The Sixth Islamic Conference of Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research took place during 20-21 November 2012 in Khartoum, Republic of the Sudan.The two-day Conference brought together the ministers of higher education and scientific research of the OIC Member States to discuss various important issues pertaining to higher education and scientific research in the member countries and the report of ISESCO Director General on ISESCO's Efforts in the Field of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Technology between the Fifth and Sixth Sessions of the Conference. Latib Talib, an expert from the Department of Statistics (DOS) Malaysia, and was attended by the related staff members of the Department of National Planning, Maldives.The meeting was hosted by Ministry of Employment and Professional and Technical Training (MINEFOP) and was attended by the delegations of the National Focal Points (NFPs) of the OIC Member States, namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Comoros, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo and Turkey.The representatives of the concerned OIC institutions, namely IDB, ICYEN, IUT and SESRIC, and OIC-VET partners, namely ISMEK, ISGUM, MUSIAD, TOBB and ISKUR were also present in the meeting. Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) organised a training programme on “Macroeconomic Modelling” at the National Bank of Kazakhstan on 21-22 November 2012, within the framework of OIC Central Banks Capacity Building Programme. Hüseyin Çağrı Akkoyun, expert of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, and attended by relevant members of the National Bank of Kazakhstan.