The IOFS Program “Food Security Governance” had the unanimous support of member states within the 3rd General Assembly meeting of IOFS on 2-3 December 2020 in Ankara, Turkey, as well as further emphasized its implementation within the 4th General Assembly meeting of IOFS on 8-9 September 2021 in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

By implementing this program, IOFS is intended to:

  • to build platforms and establish networks for exchange and accumulation of the OIC experience in food security governance;
  • to facilitate the share of best OIC and international practices with all Member States;
  • to assist the Member States in developing coherent policy frameworks and resilient inter-sectoral government systems to ensure the sustainable food systems of each country in the OIC region.



Following the implementation of the IOFS Strategic Vision 2031, the IOFS Secretariat continues the series of training workshops on Food Security Governance and conducts the final event with generous hosting support of the Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and co-funding support of Islamic Development Bank titled “Regional training workshop on strategic planning and policy development in food securityon 21-22 December 2022 in Abuja, Nigeria.

The key objective of the training is to build the capacity of government officials of OIC member states on basics and practices on strategy development, legislation improvement, creation of government inter-sectoral mechanisms (high-level council/commission) on food security. The event will be enriched by the experience of particular OIC countries in governing food security, the international good practices from various stakeholders, as well as discussions and group exercises for practicing the gained knowledge/experience.



Main objective: Assisting OIC Member States in capacity-building of government agencies in strategic planning and policy development in food security.

Specific objectives:

  • to present OIC country experience and international good practices in Food Security Governance (Strategies, Policies, Legal Frameworks, Government Mechanism, Achievements);
  • to provide with in-depth background of the above country experiences, including prior analysis and needs assessment;
  • to familiarize participants with the existing legislation/strategies of paticular countries (OIC or non-OIC MCs) by providing the hard-copy of these documents;
  • to build the capacities of participants on basics and practices of developing strategies, improving legislation, creating government inter-sectoral mechanism (council/commission on high-level) on food security;
  • to raise awareness and expand participants’ knowledge relating to important aspects addressing cross-sectoral issues that impact on the state of food security, including agriculture development, private sector empowerment, involvement of third parties (NGOs), science-technology-innovations, climate resilience, and other aspects;
  • to incorporate participatory approaches in the event, through discussions and brainstorming for identifying issues and providing ways of solutions for existed problems in the governance of food security.


The target group of training workshop participants will include representatives of government authorities of OIC member states that are involved in the development of policy frameworks and strategies in food security, such as legislators, strategy developers, policy analysts, program planners.

Member States to participate:

Niger, Mali, Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, Benin, Togo, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gabon, Guinea, Gambia, Nigeria, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone.



Date / Duration: 21-22 December 2022 / 2 days
Venue: Abuja, Nigeria.
Format: In-person, with possibility of extension to online participation.


Focal point: For more information about this workshop, please contact:
Mr. Bakytzhan Arystanbek
Program Manager
Programmes and Projects Office
Islamic Organization for Food Security
55/21, Mangilik Yel Ave. AIFC, Unit 4, C4.2,
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Mobile/Whatsapp: +7 701 881 2532
Office: +7 7172 99-99-00

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