Understanding Islamic social finance - Insights into partnership with Islamic organisations

Come and learn about Islamic finance as a fundraising tool. Islamic finance has been cited by the United Nations and the reports of the World Humanitarian Summit as a promising solution to funding problems.

In this session, an expert in this field who worked with international Islamic organisations, international donors and the United Nations will explain what Islamic social finance is and how it works.

By the end of the workshop you should have a fair idea about the main Islamic finance tools and whether or not your organisation should explore and invest in partnership with an Islamic NGO.

Learning outcomes

  • What is Islamic social finance?
  • Does Islamic social finance represent an opportunity for your cause?
  • Basic facts about the difference between Islamic social finance and other means of faith-based giving

Who should attend: Anybody who wants to learn about Islamic finance as a model of social giving


Khaled Khalifa (Saudi Arabia)
Senior Advisor & Representative to the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries, UNHCR