From Financing to Empowerment: Islamic Finance as an Enabler in Eradicating Poverty
sponsored by Islamic Development Bank
"There are pockets of poverty even in rich countries"
"Poverty can only be eliminated by sharing, by caring"
"They[the Poor] are not poor because of their own fault"
"We need to understand them [the poor] and then we need to, you know, identify their knowledge, their abilities, their skills, and then build their capacity and then this can only be done by forging partnerships, by engaging them and by learning from their wisdom and their understanding..."
High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) -
Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world
10 - 19 July 2017
The Program Focused On:
1. New approaches for eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in disadvantaged communities, especially in least developed countries;
2. Innovative approaches provided by Islamic Finance as powerful tools for economic empowerment;
3. Practical examples and stories on Economic Empowerment from the experience of the Islamic Development Bank;
4. Economic Empowerment Program of the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD)
Keynote: Dr. Walid Al Wohaib, Director General, Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD), Islamic Development Bank (IDB)
Ms. Roula Majdalani, Director of the Sustainable Development Policies Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA)
Anas AL-Hasnaoui, General Manager, IBF Group Consulting, IDB Consultant on Economic Empowerment Program
Dr. Amjad Saqib, Founding Chairman and Edecutive Director, Akhuwat Foundation, Pakistan
Dr. Tariq Cheema, Founder, World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists (WCMP) Development Bank (IDB) Group
Dr. Nabil Ghalleb, Chairman and CEO, Zitouna Tamkeen, Tunisia
Moderator: Dr. Rami Ahmad, Special Envoy on SDGs and Senior Advisor to the President, Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group