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April 2011: IOSD signs legal cooperation agreement with government of Nigeria

IOSD Head of Mission Timothy Ihemadu, seen below presenting his book on Credible Elections, signed the April 2011 legal framework agreement with Nigeria on behalf of IOSD.

Cooperative Agreement as approved in 2011
IOSD active agreements and MOUs

February 2011: IOSD's Ihemadu's book on Credible Elections receives wide press and governmental acclaim

IOSD/EUCLID publication authored by Head of Mission Timothy Ihemadu is unveiled by Chief Whip of the House of Representatives (Nigeria), Chief Emeka Ihedioha and Professor Margaret Okorodudu-Fubara. (February 2011)

Online articles and reviews on the ECOWAS region launch of this book include:

IOSD releases Ihemadu's book on Credible Elections based on observer experience
November 2010

Click here to learn more about the book and order a copy

04/05/2010: US Ambassador invites IOSD Head of Mission

Amb. Timothy Ihemadu was invited as IOSD HM at a workshop organized by US Ambassador Renee Sanders as part of the Global Pulse 2010 initiative.

Sustainable Development from an Islamic Perspective:

EUCLID/IOSD disseminates academic paper "Meaning, Implications, and Policy Concerns" Zubair Hasan Professor of Islamic Economics and Finance International Islamic University of Malaysia, Malaysia.


05/10/2009: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development invites EUCLID / IOSD as panel expert

The report is available at

01/12/2009: EUCLID/IOSD to support 'limits to growth' awareness campaign with 'crash course.'

EUCLID/IOSD Secretary General Syed Zahid Ali announced that the institution(s) would support the 'limits to growth' awareness campaign by including Chris Martensen's 'crash course' in the MSD programs and with web site links.

Crash Course Website

11/07/2008: EUCLID/IOSD Secretary General attends annual Ministerial level ICCI conference

EUCLID Secretary General Syed Zahid Ali, also representing IOSD, (seen on left-most seat in the above photograph) attended the annual conference of the Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry held in Damascus, Syria, during the first week of November. As session leader, Mr. Ali presented an update on the activites of the organization since his announcement of EUCLID Phase 2 at the ICCI Conference of Qatar (January 2008) which resulted in the participation of EUCLID's four founding Parties. EUCLID's activities in a number of areas, including inter religious diplomacy, where also discussed in the Secretary General's meetings with various government ministers in the sidelines of the conference.

[Above: SG S. Z. Ali with Syria Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Abdallah al-DARDARI]

The Islamic Chamber is an affiliated organ of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) and represents the private sector of 57 member countries. It aims at strengthening closer collaboration in the field of trade, commerce, information technology, insurance/reinsurance, shipping, banking, promotion of investment opportunities and joint ventures in the member countries. Sierra Leone and Uganda are OIC/ICCI member states.

[Above: SG S. Z. Ali with Uganda Minister Gender, Labor and Social Affairs Syda BUMBA]

News / In Focus: September 1, 2008 - CAFRAD and EUCLID approve MOU

EUCLID Secretary General Syed Zahid Ali announced today the signature of a cooperation program with CAFRAD, an intergovernmental organization established in 1964 by African and Indian Ocean governments, with the support of UNESCO. CAFRAD's Member States are Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroun, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome & Principe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Togo and Tunisia. CAFRAD is a partner IGO of the United Nations Public Administration Network (UNPAN).

This inter-IGO MOU charts a course for official cooperation in the field of technology, mutual accreditation and e-learning initiatives.

CAFRAD Web site

IOSD becomes EUCLID affiliated institution (07/13/2008)

With the completion of EUCLID Phase 2 establishing EUCLID as a specialized intergovernmental education framework with international legal personality, IOSD becomes an affiliated institution part of the EUCLID Group.

The activities and structure of IOSD remain unchanged.

The affiliation of IOSD to EUCLID is specified in the EUCLID Statutes (Article VI), as approved by the participation MOU.

January 2008: IOSD delegation participates in ICCI Conference

IOSD Secretary General Syed Zahid Ali attended the annual ICCI conference held this year in Doha, Qatar. Secretary General Ali presented the extended Euclid Phase 2 initiative and gave a report of Euclid's achievement in 2005-2007. The Secretary General met with the Minister of Education of Qatar as well as with many other senior government officials. Secretary General Syed Zahid Ali also presented the EUCLID MOU and presented the legal and academic framework inspired by the model of the Academy of European Law.

Secretary General Syed Zahid Ali with Malaysia Minister of Economy Mrs. H.E. Dr. Rafida Aziz.

Secretary General Syed Zahid Ali with Islamic Development Bank H.President E. Dr. Ahmed Mohammad Ali.

Secretary General Syed Zahid Ali with Mauritania Minister for Women's Promotion H.E. Fatimetou Mint Khattri.

Secretary General Syed Zahid Ali with H.E. Barrister Shahida Jamil, Federal Minister for Women Development, Social Welfare and Special Education of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Secretary General Syed Zahid Ali with a UNDP Director Yiping Zhou.

December 2007: Euclid MOU is introduced

A simplified and narrowly focused educational MOU has been announced that is expected to meet the approval of past and future partners interested in an education-only platform on the model of

News Archives (pre-2007)



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