Dakar International Islamic Finance Forum

6th Edition

King Fahd Palace Hotel,

Dakar, Senegal

7 – 8 JUNE 2021

Theme of this Edition

West Africa and

Malaysia

Building the Bridge of Islamic Economy

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About

In partnership with ISDB Center of Excellence of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and IRTI, this year’s edition of the 6th International Islamic Finance Forum is mainly dedicated to the establishment of partnerships between West African countries and Malaysia in the field of Islamic Finance, to develop Waqf, Pilgrimage Fund Board, Business Halal and other relevant Islamic Finance products and services in West Africa. It will provide an appropriate platform for West African countries to learn more from the experience of Malaysia in the field of Islamic finance, to discuss projects and establish partnerships.Malaysia will take the opportunity to share with West African countries its experience, expertise and know-how in the field of Islamic Finance, playing its role as pioneer and leader in introducing Islamic Finance in the global economy.

Introducing

this edition

MEET THE

SPEAKERS

HIS EXCELLENCY MACKY SALL

President of the Republic of Senegal

DR. BANDAR M. H. HAJJAR

President of Islamic Development Bank

DATUK ABDUL AZIZ JUSOH

Director General of the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) – Malaysia

HAIROL ARIFFEIN SAHARI

CEO of Halal Development Corporation – Malaysia

MOHAMED ABIDA

Regional Head, Kuala Lumpur, Islamic Development Bank

DR. SAMI AL SUWAILEM

Acting Director General, Islamic Research and Development Institute (IRTI/IsDB)

MOUHAMADOU LAMINE MBACKE

Chairman and CEO, AIIF

Brief history of the Dakar International Islamic Finance Forum (Dakar IFF West Africa 2021)

  1. The African Institute of Islamic Finance (AIIF) will be organizing inshallah the sixth edition of the International Islamic Finance Forum in Dakar, Senegal at the King Fahd Palace Hotel, on 7-8 June 2021.This event is held every two (2) years in cooperation with the Government of Senegal and the support of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB). This Forum is now part of the official calendar of international events organized in Senegal.AIIF is a private institution with the main objective of introducing, promoting and developing the Islamic Finance industry in Senegal and West Africa through Advisory and Training, in addition to this bi-annual Forum .Before founding AIIF, the Chairman and Managing Director, Mr. Mouhamadou Lamine Mbacke, visited Malaysia in September 2006 and had the opportunity to meet with The Honorable Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, to explain his desire to introduce Islamic Finance in Africa and seek his support. Thanks to Dr Mahathir’s advice and his referral to the IIBFM Malaysian Institute of Islamic Finance, Lamine founded AIIF and organized five editions of Islamic Finance Forums in Dakar, Senegal. With the Forum’s resolutions put into action, the Senegalese government has issued 2 Sukuks and through IsDB’s support over 1 billion dollars in Islamic Finance assets have been invested in the country including the late PROMISE program. These programs are being rolled out in all the West Africa region.As in 2006, AIIF and his chairman have taken the challenges now that Islamic Finance is well introduced in Senegal and West Africa, to visit Malaysia last year and, with IsDB Center of Excellence’s in Malaysia’s help and JAKIM (Malaysia), to help transfer that country’s expertise also in the areas of Halal Business, WAQF and Tabung Hajj for the benefit of IsDB members of the West African Region.

Theme of the 2021 Edition 

«West Africa – Malaysia : Building The Bridge of Islamic Economy».

This Edition of the Dakar International Islamic Finance Forum 2021, organised by AIIF, is held with the support of the Government of Senegal, like for the past editions. It is co-organised with HDC Malaysia, and also supported by IsDB as our special partner. The Official Opening Ceremony will be chaired by PR Macky Sall AND IDB President Dr Bandar Hajjar, with the participation of Government authorities of Malaysia.

The first day of the Forum will be marked by the official opening ceremony that will be officiated by His Excellency Mr. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal. There will also be an exhibition that will be organized during the Forum where booths will be visited at the opening ceremony by the President and honorable guests. Also, B2B meetings are scheduled with West Africa decision makers and Malaysian authorities and investors, before and during the Forum. 

PROGRAMME

DAY 1

DAY 1

 08:30 – 09h00  

Registration & Welcome

Plenary session at the Auditorium

  09h00 – 09h05

09h05 – 09h20

09h25 – 09h45

09:45 – 10h05

10h05 – 10h20

10h20 – 10h40

10h40 – 10h45

Introduction by Mr. Mouhamadou Lamine MBACKE, CEO of African Institute of Islamic Finance (AIIF) 05 mn

Presentation by Mr. Serigne MBOUP, President of the National

Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture

of Senegal (UNCCIAS) 15 mn

Presentation by Dr Sami Al SUWAILEM Acting CEO of Islamic

Development Bank Institute (IsDBI) (through live Visio

conference) 20mn

Presentation by Mr Ayman Amin SEJINY, CEO of Islamic Corporation for the Development of Private Sector( ICD) (through live Visio conference)

Presentation the Halal Industry in Malaysia by Mr. Hairol Ariffein

Sahari, CEO of Halal Development Corporation (HDC)

(through live Visio conference) 15 mn

Presentation by Mr. Mohamed ABIDA, Head of IsDB Center of Excellence in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  

Welcoming Mr. Abdoulaye Daouda DIALLO, Minister of Finance and Budget of Senegal


Official Ceremony

  10H45 – 11h00

11h00 – 11h15

11h15 – 11h30

11h30 – 12h00

12h00 – 14h30:

Welcoming Remark by AIIF CEO, Mr. Mouhamadou Lamine MBACKE, of African Institut of Islamic Finance (AIIF).

Dr. Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri Minister of Religious Affairs of Malaysia (through live Visio conference)

Speech of Dr. Bandar M.H. HAJJAR, Islamic Development Bank President (through live Visio conference) 

Forum opening speech of Mr. Abdoulaye Daouda DIALLO, Minister of Finance and Budget of Senegal 30 mn


Official Opening of the 6th IIFF by Minister of Finance Senegal

Lunch break, prayers, networking

Workshop 1

Halal Business: Releasing the potential for West Africa

14h30 – 14h45

14h45 – 15h00

15h00 – 15h15

15h15 – 15h45

Panel Members

15h45 – 16h45

20h00

Keynote Address by Mr. Mouhamadou Madana KANE General Manager of Islamic Bank of Senegal (BIS) 10 mn

Presentation the Halal Industry in Malaysia by Mr. Mohd Dhaliff

Ghaus Mohd Anuar , Head of Halal Consultancy and

Advisory, Halal Development Corporation (HDC) (through live

Visio conference) 15 mn

Presentation of the Halal Industry potential in West Africa by Mr. Mouhamadou Lamine MBACKE, CEO of African Institute of Islamic Finance (AIIF) 15 mn 

Panel Discussion: Moderator and 5 panelists  45 min

Halal Experts:

  • Mr. Zafardjon Khotamov, Senior Operations Policy Specialist IsDB,
  • Mr Djibril Gueye, Executive Director of Salon International du Business Musulman (SIBM)
  • Mr Ibrahima Diop Commercial Director of EDK
  • Private sector stakeholders, regulators, Minister of Trade Representative
  • etc.

Q&A Session 60 min

VIP Dinner and networking

End of Day 1

DAY 2 – Tuesday 8 June 2021

Workshop 2

WAQF: Building a Waqf industry in West Africa

09h00 – 09h10

09h10 – 09h25

09h25 – 09h40

09h40 – 10h10

10h10 – 10h30

10h30

Keynote Address by Mr. Abdou Karim FOFANA, Minister in charge of Master Plan for Emerging Senegal (PSE) 10 mn

Presentation on the WAQF industry in Malaysia by JAKIM, Ministry of Religious Affair in Malaysia 15 mn

Presentation by Dr Ahmed Lamine ATHIE, High authority of Waqf Senegal 15 mn

Panel Discussion: Moderator and 5 panelists

Panel members: Waqf Experts

  • Dr Mohd GHAZALI, PhD Waqf Director Awqaf Holdings KL Malaysia
  • Dr Cheikhouna MBACKE, PhD Waqf Touba Senegal
  • Mansour FETTEN, former IsDB Senior executive
  • STIFLESEN SWEDISH WAQF
  • Private sector stakeholders, regulators etc….

Q&A Session: 20 mn



Coffee Break, networking. End of Workshop 2

Workshop 3

Islamic FINTECH: Islamic Finance and digital – the Future

10h45 -10h55

10h55 – 11h10

11h10 – 11h25

11h25 – 12h00

12h00 – 12h30

12h30

13h00

13H30

Keynote Address by Ms. Fatou Diane Coordinator PROMISE 10 mn

Presentation on the Islamic Fintech in Malaysia Mr. Gopi VP

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation 15 mn


BSIC BANK Presentation 15 mn

Panel Discussion: Moderator and 5 panelists 

Panel Members:   

  • Mr ANOUAR HASSOUNE CEO of West Africa Rating Agency
  • Mr Cheikhou NDIAYE PROMISE Islamic Fintech in the PROMISE program
  • Presentation, private sector stakeholders, regulators

 Q&A Session 30 mn



 End of Workshop 3

Closing Ceremony officiated by the Minister Foreign Affairs and Senegaleses Abroad

LUNCH BREAK

B2B Meetings

14h30 – 15H30

15h40 –   16h40

 

16h50 – 17h50

Halal Business B2B  (1 hour)

WAQF B2B (1 hour )

FINTECH ISLAMIC  B2B (1 hour)

Official Closing Ceremony

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OFFICIAL PARTNERS


OFFICIAL GOLD PARTNER

Banque Islamique du Sénégal

OFFICIAL ISLAMIC FINANCE TECHNOLOGY PARTNER

Path Solutions

OUR PARTNERS

Government of Senegal

Ministry of Finance

Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM)

Malaysia

Islamic Development Bank
Impaxis

Halal Development Corporation

Malaysia

International Islamic University

Malaysia

Embassy of Malaysia

in Senegal

PROMISE

Pro mobile
Pamecas

Senegal

Banque Sahélo-saharienne

Senegal

Fond d’Impulsion de la microfinance

Senegal

Impaxis

Senegal

Union Nationale des Chambres de Commerce, d’Industrie et d’Agriculture du Sénégal

Senegal

Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture

Senegal

Taysir Finance

Senegal

Fond d’Appui à la Stabilisation

Senega

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in preparation for this event

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