FIF - ISLAMIC MICROFINANCE: SHARIAH-COMPLIANT AND SUSTAINABLE?
Islamic Microfinance: Shariah-compliant and sustainable?
Book Launch and Islamic Microfinance “Dragon’s Den”
Tuesday 16th May 2017
From 6.30 to 8pm
Cass Business School
106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ
Followed by reception
Malcolm Harper, Emeritus Professor, Cranfield School of Management
Ajaz Khan, Senior Microfinance Advisor, CARE International
Justin Sykes, Managing Director, Innovest Advisory
& The Dragons:
Sheikh Bilal Khan, Dome Advisory
Farrukh Kahn, Chief Business Development Officer, Acumen
Chaired by Maude Massu, Director, Financial Inclusion Forum
Like traditional microfinance, Islamic Microfinance comes in different shapes and sizes. Finally a book comes along that demonstrates the diversity of Islamic Microfinance models. “Islamic Microfinance: Shariah-compliant and sustainable?” by Ajaz Ahmed Khan and Malcolm Harper, is a collection of case studies and commentary on models along the Islamic microfinance spectrum.
In addition to the presentation of the newly published book, the evening will feature a “Dragon’s Den” style pitch for funding from two Islamic Microfinance institutions to a panel of prospective investors.
Signed books will be available for sale.
To this end, we’re delighted to welcome three speakers:
Malcolm Harper was educated at Oxford, Harvard and Nairobi. He was Professor of Enterprise Development at Cranfield School of Management, and since 1995 he has worked independently, mainly in India. He has published extensively on enterprise development, micro-finance and livelihoods, and on child protection issues, and has worked with Muslim and other faith-based microfinance institutions in India, Pakistan and Somalia. He was Chairman of Basix Finance in India for ten years, and is Chairman of M-CRIL/EDA of New Delhi, the international microfinance and social rating company. Malcolm is a past Chair Microfinance Club of UK (the predecessor of the Financial Inclusion Forum) for three years
Ajaz Ahmed Khan is Senior Microfinance Advisor with CARE International UK, an international development agency with operations in more than 90 countries. He holds a PhD in Development Economics and has more than two decades of practical field experience from working as an agricultural economist in countries as diverse as Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Pakistan and Sudan. Dr Khan has helped to establish microfinance organisations in various countries which now support tens of thousands of small-scale businesses. His latest book Islamic Microfinance: Shari’ah compliant and Sustainable?, written together with Professor Malcolm Harper, was published in April 2017. Dr Khan helped establish and develop the award winning www.lendwithcare.org
Justin Sykes is the Managing Director of Innovest Advisory, a boutique consultancy company which brings together socially minded investors with impact investment opportunities globally. Justin Sykes has over 15 years’ experience in structuring, financing and implementation of innovative and large-scale impact investments for private wealth clients, international charities and multilateral and bilateral development agencies. These investments have positively impacted thousands of lives across a diverse range countries in Africa and the Middle East.He serves as a board member and adviser to several international charities and local grassroots microfinance organisations engaged in supporting the livelihoods of low income communities.
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- 16 May 2017 18:30 - 20:30