Dusit Thani
Dusit Thani, 133 Sheikh Zayed Road, Near Financial Centre Metro Station - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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Event Date Sun Nov 25 GMT - Mon Nov 26 GMT (about 3 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Sun Nov 25 12:00am - Mon Nov 26 12:00am
Location Dusit Thani
133 Sheikh Zayed Road, Near Financial Centre Metro Station - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Region EMEA

The issue of poverty has been a focus of international community. Everybody is talking about poverty reduction and different measures are being suggested for this purpose. People living in poverty need rapid access to a diverse range of financial services to run their businesses, build assets, ensure smooth self-consumption, and manage risks. Financial services for poor people have proven to be a powerful instrument for reducing poverty, enabling them to build assets, increase incomes and reduce their vulnerability to economic stress.

Islamic Microfinance has traits to provide a parallel support to the poorest of the poor and its imminent qualities leaves no room for structural devastation as emphasizes ethical, moral & social factors to promote equality and fairness for the good of the society.

During the latest research on Microfinance sector, it is evaluated that Islamic financial system provides the best solutions for Poverty alleviation and Social sustainability, it is not only providing opportunity to utilize a sustainable system but also offers good rate of return & ideal performance compare to conventional microfinance system. Islamic Microfinance is a sub set of Islamic Economic and Financial System.


2018 Speakers

Hon. Mujiv S. Hataman
Regional Governor Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Republic of Philippines

H.e. Charitha Yattogoda
Consul General Sri Lankan Consulate General in Dubai United Arab Emirates

Dr. Amjad Saqib
Founder Akhuwat Pakistan

Mr. Pervez Nasim
Chairman & Ceo, Ansar Financial & Development Corporation, Canada.

Mr. Aijaz Ali Khuwaja
Provincial Coordinator, Poverty Eradication Initiative (Pei) - Pakistan

Mr. Zubair Mughal
Chief Executive Officer Alhuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics Pakistan

Mr. Bulent Tekmen
Co-founder & Ceo Colendi̇ Turkey

Mufti Aziz Ur Rehman
Manager-shariah - Mawarid Finance - Dubai

Mr. Salim Khan
Chief Executive Officer Oxus Afghanistan Afghanistan

Mr. Ridzwan Bin Bakar
Professional Lecturer – Multimedia University Malaysia Fellow – Bankwaqf International, Malaysia

Mr. Bambang Kuswijayanto
Co- Founder and Deputy President Director, Bankwaqf International, Indonesia

Mr. Abu Ubaidah Kemin
Founder, Bankwaqf International (Northern Sharing Sdn Bhd), Malaysia.

Mr. Mahfuz Ali Quaderi
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Asks Mfi (Best Mfi Award 2007 Winner, Bangladesh) Dhaka, Bangladesh

Mr. Vehbi Zeqiri
Executive Director Start Microfinance Institution Kosovo

Mr. Mohd Ghazali Bin Md Noor
Chairman, Bankwaqf, Malaysia

Mr. Zaigham M. Rizvi
Expert Consultant - Affordable Housing & Energy Poverty Secretary General - Asia Pacific Union for

Mr. Abubakr Siddique
Project Head Akhuwat Clothes Bank Pakistan

Mr. Mahmoud Mohammed Alshami
Chief Executive Officer Banaa' Productive Families – Jana Saudi Arabia

Mr. Mohammad Lawal Shuaibu
Managing Director & Ceo Lcm Consulting Nigeria. Ltd Nigeria

Mr. Mbaye Dame
Founder & Ceo Ouest Africaine De Courtage Senegal

Mr. Fahad Liaquat
Chief Executive Officer, Azm Foundation - Pakistan

Mr. Aleem Siddiqui M. Guiapal
Assistant Secretary Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Republic of Philippines

Syed Hussain Haider
Advisor Akhuwat - Pakistan

Mr. Muhammad Ashfaq-ur-rehman
Founder & Ceo, Finmaal

Mr. Arshad Ajmal
Vice President Sahulat Microfinance Society India

Mrs. Alimova Nodira Saidakhmedovna
International Relations Azia Sport S Company Westminster International University in Tashkent

Mr. Houssam Chahin
Head of Private Sector Partnerships Unhcr Mena

Mr. Cisse Adama
Accounting in Finance and Audit Islamic Banker High Authority of Waqf Dakar Sénégal

Mrs. Marieme Diop
Managing Director of Risks and Engagements Caiss National De Credit Agricore De Ssenegal

Sponsors & Partners

2018 Sponsors and Partners

• Centre of Excellence in Islamic Microfinance
• The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)'
• Islamic Aid - Muslim Relief Charity Working to End Poverty
• Ansar Financial Interest-Free Investments

• Truebanking
• IslamicBanker - Global Islamic Banking & Financial Market Magazine
• Alim - The Shari'ah Scholar's Journal
• International Alternative Investment Review
• Islamic Finance News
• Business Life
• Institute of Islamic Banking and Insurance
• Micro Capital
• African Development Magazine
• Financial Inclusion Television International