Tunis (UNA-OIC) – The Science and Technology Sector of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) organized a two-day regional training workshop on “Halal Standards, Certification of Conformity and Marketing”.
The workshop was held in the Tunisian capital of Tunis on November 22-23 in partnership with the Tunisian National Commission for Education, Science and Culture and in cooperation with Tunisia’s National Agronomic Institute, for the benefit of youth, women, and entrepreneurs in the field of food industries, agriculture, and halal industry.
At the outset of the workshop, Expert at ICESCO Science and Technology Sector Dr. Ismaila Diallo reviewed the enormous economic potential of the halal industry that responds to the needs of Muslim and non-Muslim consumers around the world. He also highlighted the role of this industry in supporting female and young entrepreneurs in the Islamic world.
Diallo equally reviewed ICESCO’s efforts to strengthen youth capacities and rehabilitate women in the field of economy and trade in the member states through launching and implementing several initiatives, activities, and workshops.
The training workshop saw the participation of many officials from different backgrounds, including representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries in Tunisia, experts and specialists in the field of food industries, agriculture, and halal industry, and many university professors. They explored the most prominent ways and mechanisms for developing the halal industry, and its importance in achieving sustainable development in the countries of the Islamic world.