Cairo (UNA-OIC) – The two technical teams of the Women Development Organization (WDO) and the Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), held their first in-depth consultations to explore ways to build a solid partnership between the two OIC sister organizations. Both teams discussed their key programs in the areas of Scientific Education and Gender. The COMSTECH team, led by Dr. S. Khurshid Hasanain, the Adviser of COMSTECH, highlighted the possible areas of cooperation specifically in Women and STEM, Women as Science Professionals, Women and Water related areas, as well as the Mother and Child Care Programs.
Counsellor Fatma Alzahraa Abdelkawy, the Director for Program, Policy and Intergovernmental Support at WDO, briefly presented the four Thematic Pillars which are going to guide the development of WDO’s Strategic and Action Plans for the coming years. She further highlighted some key projects and interventions, implemented by WDO, which could be of interest to COMSTECH such as the WDO’s Think Tank, Legal Library, Flagship Report, the implementation of OPAAW, and the development of OIC Gender Equality Policy and the Report of Mainstreaming Gender Equality Perspective in the OIC system.
It is worth mentioning that WDO is keen to develop its partnerships with OIC sister organizations and entities, in compliance with different OIC resolutions and mandates.