IOFS Strengthens Collaborative Ties with OIC Islamic Universities

Country: Saudi Arabia
IOFS Strengthens Collaborative Ties with OIC Islamic Universities
17 January 2024

[Jeddah, Saudi Arabia] - On 16 January 2024 at the Headquarters of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the delegation of the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS), attended the First Coordination Meeting of OIC Islamic Universities and relevant OIC Institutions, an initiative of H.E. Hissein Brahim Taha, Secretary General of the OIC.

The event provided a platform for enhancing coordination and cooperation among OIC Universities and Institutions. The Islamic University of Technology in Bangladesh, International Islamic University in Malaysia, Islamic University in Uganda, Islamic University in Niger, and the King Faisal University in Chad shared updates, initiatives and potential areas of collaborations to fostering partnerships among OIC Universities and Institutions.

Furthermore, the Rector of the University of Management and Technology in Lahore, Pakistan participated as the Guest speaker and shared the updates on achievements, initiatives, resources and potential areas of collaboration with OIC Universities and Institutions, specifically with IOFS, with the objective of addressing the challenges of Food Security in the OIC geography.

The relevant OIC institutions also shared potential areas of support and cooperation with OIC Universities. The IOFS, represented by Prof. Dr. Zulfiqar Ali, Director of Programs & Projects Department shared food security insights, perspectives and potential areas of collaboration and cooperation with OIC Universities in partnership with other OIC Institutions. The IOFS emphasized its intentions to continue and strengthen its active engagement with OIC Universities and Institutions in the implementation of it's ongoing initiatives in the field of food security, particularly in the context of different mandates emanated from relevant OIC Meetings, including the 9th Ministerial Conference on Food Security & Agricultural Development, held on 03 October 2023 in Doha State of Qatar.