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Enhancing Humanitarian Response and Resilience Through NGOs/CSOs in OIC Member Countries

2 October 2018 Istanbul, Turkey, More than a hundred experts from 20 Muslim nations, many of them members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), convened in the city of Istanbul for a two-day workshop which aimed to promote dialogue and build further capacity for enhancing ‘response’ and ‘resilience’ to humanitarian crises in the 57-member nation block. The event, dubbed: “Enhancing Humanitarian Response and Resilience Through NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations)/CSOs (Civil Society Organizations) in OIC Member Countries”, was a joint effort by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD) which is the poverty reduction arm of the IsDB, the Turkish Red Crescent (KIZILAY) and the Islamic Relief-UK to underline the important role of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in particular and key actors as valuable partners in the humanitarian and development sectors by easing the suffering of the afflicted people in fragile countries. On this occasion, The NGO World Foundation delivered a session on” Effective Leadership for Nonprofits”.