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About AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and EconomicsAlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economicsis a globally recognized name working in theareas of Islamic banking & finance andMicrofinance in order to provide specializedTrainings, Advisory and Research for the lastseven years with an aim to serve the communityby providing state-of-the-art Advisory,Consultancy and Education to masses through various wellrecognized modes i.e. Distance learning programs, TrainingsWorkshops, Awareness Programs and Islamic MicrofinanceProducts Development. Our specialized and research orientedpublications are another source of knowledge delivery.For further details, please visit: www.alhudacibe.comAbout AkhuwatAkhuwat is dedicated to improve the lives of thepoor, especially those who are financiallyabused, abandoned and disregarded by society.It was established with the objective ofproviding Qard-e-Hasn or interest free Microfinance to the poorso as to enhance their standard of living. Drawing on principlesof social justice and brotherhood, Akhuwat strives to alleviatepoverty by creating a system based on mutual support in thesociety. Akhuwat’s philosophy is based on the principle ofQard-e-Hasn, helping someone in need with an interest-free loan,has been favored over charity. From a first loan of Rs. 10,000,Akhuwat’s total disbursements have now become reached aboutRs. 2 billion.For further details, please visit: www.akhuwat.org.pk
Islamic Microfinance – An incredible tool for poverty alleviateAbout Islamic MicrofinanceMicrofinance has emerged as an important instrument to help a large number of “Unbankable”members of society, as a tool to help reduce poverty and encourage economic growth inneglected parts of the world. However, time has proved that conventional microfinance is notfully reaching the poorest of the poor.During the latest research on Microfinance sector, it is evaluated that Islamic financial systemprovides the best solutions for Poverty alleviation and Social sustainability, it is not only providingopportunity to utilize a sustainable system but also offers good rate of return & ideal performancecompare to conventional microfinance system.Islamic Microfinance is a sub-set of Islamic Economic & Financial System. The demand for Shari’ahcomplaints financial products and services is increasing with the rapid progress of Islamic financeindustry. It is widely accepted that micro finance is the most effective tool for alleviation ofpoverty and uplift the living standards of poor through real economic activities in society, but asper market studies conventional micro financial system could not serve the potentially as shouldexpectation due to the few deficiencies in the system. So, it is an immediate need to developsubstitute financial products for microfinance institutions.Need Assessment of Islamic MicrofinanceWe are in great need of Islamic microfinance to be implied due to the failure of microfinancestructure all over the world and its most unprecedented example is India where microfinancecompanies had failed after a biggest clampdown due toexorbitant interest rates. Islamic microfinance hastraits to provide a parallel support to the poorest of thepoor and its imminent qualities leaves no room forstructural devastation as emphasizes ethical, moral &social factors to promote equality and fairness for thegood of the society.It is estimated that 3 billion people are living below thepoverty line around the world among themapproximately 44% conventional microfinance clientsreside in Muslim countries. Almost one-half of the 56IDB member countries in Asia and Africa are classed asUnited Nations Least Developed Countries (LDCs), sothere is an immediate need to start Islamic Microfinance in Muslim Majority countries forfinancial inclusion. Right now, there are about 250 Islamic Microfinance Institution, workingglobally in 32 countries. Islamic Microfinance have proven track record that it deals with longlasting & complete solutions for Sustainability.
Islamic Microfinance – An incredible tool for poverty alleviateKey Objectives of this ForumThe vision of this Islamic Microfinance Global Forum is to create a value in the line of Islamicmicrofinance for the benefit of human kind and motive to create awareness in the masses andInternational Market through this event.Islamic Microfinance Global Forum aims at evaluating the state-of-the-art knowledge in the fieldof Islamic Microfinance. Over the course of this forum, participants will have the opportunity tobe trained from learned Professionals, Experts, and Panelists and to learn many things by theirexperiences through sessions, speeches and presentations designed under different tracks withinthe specific subject. The core objectives of this Forum are: s Promoting awareness of Islamic Microfinance among the masses, government and Non Governmental Sectors and Multilateral Donor agencies s Promote Islamic Microfinance Model which is compatible with the models being used in Conventional Microfinance s Create a more favorable environment for Islamic Microfinance at national and international level s To promote Islamic microfinance as a social phenomenon instead of business oriented model s Gain global practices on Islamic microfinance through learned national and international scholars and experts s To recognize Islamic Microfinance as sustainable system worldwide sAwareness of Islamic Microfinance system as sustainable and viable solution for poverty alleviation s Buildup the recognition of Islamic Microfinance system, for the encouragement of practitioners/microfinance institutions/ donor agencies/ Government institutions s To provide a Platform to start a dialogue with multilateral donor organizations and Microfinance Network s Providing innovative knowledge of the various aspects of Islamic microfinance s To provide the opportunities for collaborations/partnerships with donor agencies, Islamic banks and Islamic Microfinance Institutions/Networks. s To ensure continued growth of Islamic Microfinance Institutes
Islamic Microfinance – An incredible tool for poverty alleviate SpeakersDr. Amjad Saqib Zaigham Mehmood RizviExecutive Director Renowned International ExpertAkhuwat Islamic Banking & Housing FinanceLahore, Pakistan Washington – U.S.AIyad (Mohamad Ali) Salim Nabulsi Justice (R) Khalil Ur RehmanMicrofinance Development Specialist Shariah Advisor – AlBaraka Islamic BankUNDP – United Nations Development Chairmen – Punjab Halal DevelopmentProgramme Agency – Govt. of PakistanPalestine Dr. Mohammed R. KroessinMrs. Farida Toor Tariq International Programmes Division, GlobalChief Executive Officer Microfinance AdvisorCentre for Women Co-Operative Development Islamic Relief Worldwide(CWCD) United Kingdom.sLahore, Pakistan? Mr. Kavilash ChawlaAziz Ur Rehman Managing DirectorManager-Shariah Nur Global StrategiesMawarid Finance U.S.ADubai Mohammed Alhassan AbuMr. Shahid I. Mohammed Chief Executive OfficerPresident Sidikan Business ServicesNaymet Islamic Microfinance. Ghana, West AfricaPakistan. Mr. Mamode Raffick Nabee MohomedMr. Zubair Mughal Founder/ SecretaryChief Executive Officer Al Barakah Multi-purpose Co-operativeAlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Society LimitedEconomics MauritiusLahore, Pakistan Mr. Pervez NasimMuhammad Saleem Ranjha Managing Director & CEODirector Ansar Financial and Development CorporationAkhuwat Canada Mr. Jubril SalaudeenMr. Abdul Samad Chief Executive OfficerShairah Advisor Secure Huda Pvt. LimitedBank of Khyber Nigeria.Pakistan Mr. Nana Opare-DjanAlpysbay Edige Projects / Microfinance Unit & ExecutiveExecutive Director - Zakat Fund DirectorGovt. of Kazakhstan. Kraban Support Foundation GhanaMr. Jamal D. Harwood Mohamed El Mehdi ZidaniRenowned Finance Expert. Author -"An Islamic Analysis of the GrameenCanada. Bank" Director Baraka EditionsMr. Hamad Rasool Farid Feroz Ali Muhammad Ali PremaniDirector Research CEO, Chief ConsultantAlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Aleedex InternationalEconomics PakistanPakistan
Islamic Microfinance – An incredible tool for poverty alleviate Event Agenda 8:00 am to 8:30 am Registration & Welcome Session I: Inaugural Session •Recitation from Holy Quran •Welcome Address from Dr. Amjad Saqib, Executive Director AKHUWAT Guest of Honor • H.E Ambassador of Pakistan for U.A.E8:30am - 09:00am • Justice Justice Khalil ur Rehman Shariah Advisor AlBaraka Bank Limited Chairmen Punjab Halal Development Agency - Pakistan • Vote of Thanks - Mr. M. Zubair Mughal Chief Executive Officer, AlHuda CIBE 09:00 am to 09:30 am Networking and Tea Break Session - II: Conceptual Framework & Policies for Islamic Microfinance09:30am - 09:50am Dr. Mohammed R. Kroessin 10:10am - 10:30am Mr. Kavilash Chawla Global Microfinance Advisor Managing Director Islamic Relief Worldwide - United Kingdom Nur Global Strategies - U.S.A Topic: Setting The Future Research Agenda Topic: The Arab Spring and its Implications For Islamic Microfinance: Establishing for Islamic microfinance Policy perspective The Evidence Base For Impact And Sustainability 10:30am - 10:45am Q & A Session09:50am - 10:10am Iyad (Mohamad Ali) Salim Nabulsi 10:45am - 11:00am Concluding Remarks from Session Microfinance Development Specialist Chairman United Nations Development Program Dr. Tariq Cheema ( UNDP ) - Palestine Chief Executive Officer Topic: Conventional MFIs conversion toward World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists Islamic Microfinance Palestine experience U.S.ASession III- The Akhuwat Model -Poverty Alleviation through Qarz-e-Hassana11:00am -11:20am Mr. Muhammad Saleem Ranjha 11:40pm - 12:00pm Q & A Session Director Discussant: Dr Amjad Saqib Akhuwat Executive Director, Akhuwat Topic: Adding New Dimensions in Microfinance: Salient Features of the Qarz-e-Hassan Model 12:00pm - 12:15pm Concluding Remarks from Session Chairman11:20am - 11:40am Mr. Pervez Nasim Mrs. Farida Tariq Chairmen & CEO Chief Executive Officer Ansar Financial and Development Wasil Foundation Pakistan. Corporation - Canada. Topic: The Canadian Co-Operative Model of Interest-Free Home Financing and Investments
Islamic Microfinance – An incredible tool for poverty alleviate 12:15 pm to 01:30 pm Lunch and Prayer Break Session -IV: Power Table- Current Status & Future Potential & Shariah Issues of Islamic Microfinance Moderator:01:30pm - 02:30pm Mr. Abdul Samad Shariah Advisor - The Bank of Khyber Pakistan Panelist •Mr. Mohamed El Mehdi Zidani •Mr. Edige Alpysbay Author -"An Islamic Analysis of Director - Kazakhstan Zakat Fund the Grameen Bank" Kazakhstan Director Baraka Editions France. •Aziz Ur Rehman •Mohammed Alhassan Abu Manager Shariah Chief Executive Officer Mawarid Finance Sidikan Business Services Dubai Ghana, West Africa Concluding Remarks from Session Chairman Mr. Zaigham Mehmood Rizvi02:30pm - 02:45pm Q & A Session 02:45pm - 03:00pm Renowned International Expert Islamic Banking & Housing Finance - Washington U.S.A 03:00pm to 03:15pm Tea & Prayer Break Technical Session - V: Outreach & Sustainability of Islamic Microfinance03:15pm 03:30pm Mr. Mamode Raffick Nabee Mohomed 04:00pm 4:15pm Mr. Jubril Salaudeen Founder/ Secretary, Chief Executive Officer Al Barakah Multi-purpose Co-operative Secure Huda Pvt. Limited Society Limited, Mauritius. Nigeria. Topic: Islamic Microfinance through Topic: Adopting Islamic Microfinance Cooperatives. Operations Among Rural Women to Achieve Food Sufficiency03:30pm 03:45pm Mr. John D. Harwood Renowned Finance Expert. Canada. 04:15pm 04:30pm Q & A Session Topic: Islamic Solution to financial crises.03:45pm 04:00pm Mr. Nana Opare-Djan 04:30pm - 04:45pm Concluding Remarks from Session Projects & Microfinance Unit & Chairman ( to be confirmed shortly ) Executive Director Kraban Support Foundation Ghana Topic: Islamic Microfinance and Mobile Money Technology Transfer: An Anti Poverty-Lending Tool For Developing Communities. Certificate Distribute Ceremony04:45pm - 05:00pm Forum End
Islamic Microfinance – An incredible tool for poverty alleviate Two Days Post Event Workshop onShariah Principles, Operational Mechanism and Marketing Strategies of Islamic Microfinance December 09-10, 2012Shariah Principles and their Application in development in Islamic microfinance.Microfinance Innovation, Development & Opportunities in § Conceptual Framework of Islamic Islamic Microfinance Microfinance § Modernization in Microfinance § Islamic principles of Micro financing, Alternative delivery channels needed to adhere to when operating § Role of I.T for the Development of under Shariah law Islamic Microfinance § Compatibility of Microfinance Models § Need of Product Diversification in with Islamic Microfinance. Islamic Microfinance § Islamic Microfinance as an effective tool § Product innovation and product Mix of for sustainable development. Islamic MicrofinanceExploring the Islamic Microfinance Products: § Donors unwillingness towards IslamicMurabaha, Salam, Istisna, Diminishing, Microfinance: Causes and SolutionsMudarabahah, Musharakah and Ijarah Marketing Strategies of Islamic Microfinance. § Murabaha as Ideal financing mode in § How to market Islamic Microfinance Micro/Rural finance sector products? § Salam: Its mechanism and practical § How to ensure that your products are implications for Microfinance Sector. authentically Islamic and how to § Istisna: Shariah ruling and its convince your clients? compliance with standards § Is Islamic Microfinance for Muslims ? A § Ijarah: As an alternative to conventional big Misconception Micro leasing § Effective donor strategies to support § Diminishing Musharaka A Shariah Islamic Microfinance Compliant Instrument for Micro Housing Islamic Insurance (MicroTakful ) & Risk Finance. Management Techniques in Islamic § Deposit Management Techniques for Microfinance Islamic Microfinance Banks/Institutions. § Islamic Insurance ( MicroTakaful ) An ( Modarabah & Musharaka) effective tool for SustainableUse of Zakah and Establishment of Waqf for Development.Building up the Islamic Microfinance § Risk Management Techniques for IslamicInstitutions Microfinance § Use of Zakah, Waqf and Co-operative § BancaTakaful Channelize the models in Islamic Microfinance. MicroTakaful Products with Islamic § Utilization of Waqf concept for the Microfinance Institution development of the development and § Case Studies Strengthened the Islamic Microfinance § Extending the product line and product
Islamic Microfinance – An incredible tool for poverty alleviateWho should attend this Forum?r Microfinance Institutions & Banksr Local and International Donor’s Agenciesr Rural Support Programsr Islamic and conventional Banksr Insurance and Takaful Companiesr SMEs & Corporative Societiesr NGOs and NPOsr Microfinance Professionals and Expertsr Academiar Philanthropist and Investorsr Regulators and Govt. Officialsr Shari’ah Scholars and ExpertsPromotional and Marketing OpportunitiesNo Company can afford to miss this Great Interactive Marketing Opportunity!Islamic Microfinance Global Forum is practice driven but interesting for senior level executivesevent, designed to explore and share strategies within Islamic microfinance industry. Thisplatform is expected to provide a healthy liaison and calls for tremendous marketing andpromotion opportunities for the following business and social segments:¥ Microfinance Institutions & Banks¥ Local and International Donor’s Agencies¥ NGOs and NPOs¥ Islamic and Conventional Banks¥ IT Companies¥ Rating Agencies¥ Investment Banks¥ Local and Multinational Companies¥ REITs¥ Financial Solutions Providers.
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