Dr. Nezih Maruf, Advisor to Director General, IRCICA, represented IRCICA at the workshop.
Within the framework of the preparations of the participation of the OIC in the World Expo 2020 (www.worldexpodubai.com) to be held from 20h October 2020 to 10 April 2021 in Dubai under the theme: “Connecting Minds, creating the future”, an interactive workshop of the OIC and Dubai Expo Bureau was held in Casablanca, Morocco, on 15-17 October 2018.
The workshop was preceded by a preparatory coordination meeting of the OIC institutions which was held on 15 October 2018 at the headquarters of the Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT). The following OIC institutions took part in this meeting: IRCICA, ICDT, Islamic University of Technology (IUT, Dhaka), Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC, Ankara), Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation (ICYF-DC, Istanbul), Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO, Rabat); Bayt Mal Al Quds Al Sharif Agency (Rabat), Islamic Development Bank Group (IDB, Rabat Office); International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC, Jeddah).
Ideas were exchanged on the concepts, events and exhibitions of the OIC pavilions, to be finalized by each OIC institution in the months to come.