About 8th GIMF 2018

An incredible tool for poverty alleviation

With high hopes AlHuda CIBE has planned to conduct The 8th Global Islamic Microfinance Forum in Dubai - UAE on 25th - 26th November, 2018. The notion behind conducting these forums is to create awareness of Islamic Microfinance for the benefit of humankind and to help poor to survive at their best. This is the reason why these events are conducted internationally so that masses can enjoy its perquisites. This year it is expected that the forum will unbolt new horizons, opportunities and innovation for Microfinance industry thus helping them eliminate poverty with support of Islamic Microfinance.


8th Global Islamic Microfinance Forum Speakers 2018

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Mr. Zubair Mughal

Chief Executive Officer
AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics Pakistan
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Mr. Pervez Nasim

Chairman & CEO, Ansar Financial & Development Corporation, Canada.
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Mr. Aijaz Ali Khuwaja

Development Consultant/CSR Lead - Founder/General Secretary - Sindh Social Scientists Forum (SSSF) - Karachi – Pakistan
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Mamode Raffick Nabee Mohomed

Founder & Secretary - Al Barakah Multi-purpose Cooperative Society Limited – Mauritius
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Mufti Aziz Ur Rehman

Manager-Shariah - Mawarid Finance - Dubai
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Prof Binta Tijjani Jibril

Director, Int'l. Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, Bayero University, Nigeria.

Event Agenda

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25th -26th November, 2018
Inaugural session
Recitation of Holy Quran
Welcome Address
Inaugural & Key Note Address
Technical Session I: Global Development and future potential of Islamic Microfinance
Islamic Microfinance – Global Scenario & Emerging Trends
The Challenges of Institutional diversity, regulation and supervision in Islamic Microfinance
Scaling of Islamic Microfinance – Opportunities & Challenges
Shariah principles, Operational Mechanism and Marketing Strategies of Islamic Microfinance
Innovation, impact assessment and future potential of Islamic Microfinance
Technical Session II: Evidence of Impact – Financial Inclusion through Islamic Microfinance and FinTech
Islamic Microfinance as an effective tool of Financial Inclusion
Financial Inclusion through Islamic Microfinance - Evidence of Impact
How Islamic Microfinance can support to tackle the Refugees Crises; The Next Financial Inclusion Frontier
Financial Inclusion: progress, challenges and view of the future Islamic Microfinance
The Digital Revolution and Financial Inclusion
Technical Session III: Qarz-e-Hassan Model of Islamic Microfinance
Akhuwat model adding new dimensions in Microfinance salient features
Qarz –e- Hassan for Agricultural and Rural Finance
Linking Microfinance with business community
Replicating Qarz-e-Hassan Model – Challenges & Benefits
Impact assessment – A Case Study
Technical Session IV: Power Table - Panel Discussion: Funding Sources to Flourish Islamic Microfinance Industry
Funding challenges of Islamic Microfinance Institutions
How to fund Islamic microfinance institutions
Role of Funding Agencies for the Islamic Microfinance
Crowd funding and Technological platform to generate the Funding opportunities
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Technical Session V: Power Table – Panel Discussion: Fintech, Crowd funding & Crypto currencies – A New Frontiers of Islamic Microfinance:
Adoption of Technology for increased transparency and efficiency
Integration of Mobile/ Branchless banking with Islamic Microfinance
Crypto Currencies/peer to peer Networks-Bringing Islamic Microfinance to the Digital World
Role of IT solutions to strengthen Islamic Microfinance Industry
Technical Session Vi: Power Table – Panel Discussion: Outreach, Challenges & Opportunities:
Initiative needed in designing a framework for policy making for the expansion of Islamic Microfinance
Bottlenecks in the strategies which constraint the growth of Islamic Microfinance
Youth Development and Vocational Literacy program through Islamic Microfinance
Opportunities and Challenges faced by Islamic Microfinance Industry
Technical Session VII: Islamic Agriculture and Rural Finance
How Islamic Microfinance can facilitate the Rural Finance?
Islamic Agricultural Finance – An Ideal Mechanism to fulfill the all crop/ farmer needs
Salaam & other Hybrid Products for Agri. & Rural Finance
Compatibility of Islamic Financial Products with Conventional Rural Credit lending Models
Financing need for Agricultural productions Cycle – Stages & Activities
Technical Session VIII: Micro Takaful, Waqf & Zakat – Supportive Elements for Islamic Microfinance
Waqf base Models for Islamic Microfinance
Micro Takaful as Risk Management tool of Islamic Microfinance
Micro Takaful products for Islamic Micro, Rural & Agricultural Finance
Shariah Aspects of Islamic Microfinance
Can Zakat supplement Islamic Microfinance Programs?
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A Glance on Islamic Finance
Riba and Prohibition of Riba
Economics Rationale for Prohibition of Riba
Deference between Islamic Microfinance & Conventional Microfinance Mechanism
Development of Islamic Microfinance in Pakistan
Shariah Foundation and Applications of Islamic Microfinance
Conceptual Framework of Islamic Microfinance
Islamic Microfinance Characteristics
Sustainability outreach and Problems pertaining to microfinance system
Microfinance & its Product Mechanism
Islamic Microfinance as effective tool of poverty alleviation
Islamic Micro Financial Products mechanisms & Compatibility with Conventional Microfinance Products
Trade Based Modes of Islamic Microfinance (Murabaha, Salam, Istina etc.)
Mechanism of Trade Based Product (Murabaha, Salam & Istina)
Islamic Microfinance Products- Operations and Practices
Partnership based of Islamic Microfinance (Mudarabah & Musharakah)
Rental Based Mechanism/Products of Islamic Microfinance (Ijarah & Diminishing Musharakah)
Application of Partnership & Rental based modes in Islamic Microfinance
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Different Models & Deposit Management in Islamic Microfinance- Operations and Practices
Definitions, Concepts & Uses of Waqf, Qarz – e – Hassan, Cooperatives & Zakat in Islamic Microfinance system
Liability (Deposit) Management Techniques for Islamic Microfinance
Development of Islamic Microfinance in Pakistan
Micro Takaful (Islamic Micro Insurance) & Risk Mitigation
Definition of Micro Takaful. How Micro Takaful products works with Islamic Microfinance
Structure, Operation and Performance of Micro Takaful for Poverty Alleviation
Opportunities and Challenges of Micro Takaful in Islamic Microfinance
Shariah Fintech- Outreach, a step forward
Definition of Fintech and Shariah Fintech
Segments of Fintech Industry
Fintech and Financial Inclusion
Fintech Features and Challenges
Fintech in Islamic Microfinance
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Event Venue

Dusit Thani Dubai is located on Sheikh Zayed Road, in the heart of Dubai’s financial district. The World Trade Centre and the International Convention Centre are within easy reach. Read More

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