Recommendation to establish a global forum for centers for research & strategic studies: ISESCO
At the close of its proceedings at ISESCO headquarters, the academic meeting on strategic studies in the Arab and Islamic world recommended setting up of a global forum for centers for research and strategic studies to serve Arab and Islamic causes.
The meeting also recommended the establishment of an association for strategic and prospective sciences, and proposed its hosting at the Naif Arab University for Security Sciences in Riyadh. The meeting organized by the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW), a body reporting to ISESCO, in cooperation with the Naif Arab University for Security Sciences, stressed the need for continuous communication through participation in forums and activities organized by these centers and benefiting from the establishment of specialized working groups. Furthermore, it insisted that the strategic vision of the centers for studies in the Arab and Islamic world should rest on the security of human beings from the global security perspective, and on Islamic and shared human values. It also invited specialized organizations to focus on an academic specialized training for executives to enable them to develop and implement strategies.
On the other hand, it underlined the importance of bridging the gap between decision makers in the Arab and Islamic world, the private and public centers for strategic studies, and between these institutions and society. Furthermore, the meeting emphasized the need for granting autonomy to centers for strategic studies and securing financial support for them by establishing investment endowment funds. Source: ISESCO
The Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) is an affiliated organ to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and the only representative of the private sector in the Islamic World. It held 11 meetings since 1994 in 11 Islamic States for the sake of enhancing trade exchange volume, fostering the volume of joint investment projects amongst the States of the OIC, strengthening closer collaboration between public and private sectors in the Islamic countries, developing necessary mechanisms for more cooperation through networking, organizing and establishing projects amongst the OIC States.