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Consultative Workshop on ISFD & IsDB’s NGOs Transformation Program

A major consultative workshop was held on Wednesday 3 October 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey, on IsDB’s policy of engagement with the civil society organizations (CSOs) in different member countries. It was part of the workshop on “Enhancing Humanitarian Response & Resilience” in OIC member countries held in Istanbul.

A joint effort by IsDB and SESRIC and partners in collaboration with IsDB Group Regional Hub Turkey, the event was held on the sidelines of the workshop on “enhancing humanitarian response and resilience through civil society organizations in OIC member countries”.A host of experts and professionals attended the consultative workshop including Chairman of The NGO World Foundation.

The consultative workshop came in line with the Global Agenda 2030 as the IsDB remains at the forefront of addressing diverse challenges faced by its member countries in various economic and social sectors.

A policy study has also been commissioned to take stock of the internal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in relation to the Bank’s capability to engage with civil society across all its operations. Moreover, a review and assessment exercise of other Multilateral Development Banks’ engagement with CSOs has been carried out to benchmark the policy with the engagement of similar organizations.