Technical Review Meeting on ‘Transportation for Development in OIC Member Countries’
Date: 02 June 2023
Venue: SESRIC HQs, Ankara - Türkiye

SESRIC held its fifth Technical Review Meeting on 02 June 2023 at its headquarters in Ankara, Türkiye. The meeting aimed to discuss and present the outcomes of the latest SESRIC research report on ‘Transportation for Development in OIC Member Countries’. The report was prepared in line with a resolution of the 46th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers requesting to prepare studies outlining potential constraints to connectivity and the main challenges of landlocked countries of OIC in the area of transportation and development. It is also the Centre’s first comprehensive research report on the Transport sector.

The meeting was attended by Mr. Fadi Abdullah FARASIN, Assistant Director General of SESRIC, along with the directors and experts from the Statistics, Research, Training, and Publication Departments of the Centre. Dr. Esat BAKIMLI, Senior Researcher from the Economic and Social Research Department made a detailed presentation on the content of the report and shared the main findings with the participants. In an interactive environment, the participants also intervened during the presentation to provide their comments and feedback. The discussion in the report will be reviewed and updated in accordance with the feedback received during the meeting.

The Technical Review Meetings, recently initiated by H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK aim to foster a culture of continuous improvement and knowledge sharing at the Centre by bringing together senior staff to discuss and evaluate the quality and relevance of the Centre’s research work. These meetings also offer SESRIC staff an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the methodology, structure, scope, and outcomes of the Centre's research reports while promoting open dialogue for feedback and comments.